Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986 - level 2, A12

Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986 - level 2, A12

26-04-2012 22:00

The Chernobyl catastrophe was a catastrophic nuclear accident which happened on 26 April 1986 in Chernobyl, Ukraine, which was a part of the Soviet Union at that time.

The accident created a big radioactive cloud which moved around Russia, Central Europe and Western Europe. The cloud was also in England and Scotland.

It was the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history. 500 000 workers tried to clean the area but the place stayed very radioactive for many years after the catastrophe.

First, the Soviet government didn’t tell anybody about the accident. The Soviet people got the first information about the accident two days later. 350 000 were evacuated from the area and many people had health problems.

The government told Russian people but the world didn’t know about it. On 28th April, the radiation levels started alarms in one city in Sweden. Only after this information, the Russian government said that an accident happened.

You can see pictures from Chernobyl in the video.

Written by Danny for News in Levels

Interesting words: nuclear, evacuate.

How to improve your English with News in Levels:

 

 Reading

  1. Read all today's articles and translate all words which you don't understand.
  2. Read the articles from the day before and see if you remember all new words.

 Listening

  1. Listen to all today's news.
  2. Stop the video after every sentence and repeat the sentence.
  3. Repeat point 2 for the news which you listened to the day before.


 Writing

  1. Answer the questions under today's news and write them into the comments.
  2. Chat in the  Chat room for at least 2 minutes. You can write about today's news.


 Speaking

  1. Choose one person from the SKYPE section.
  2. You can talk about today’s news or you can answer questions from  http://www.newsinlevels.com/questions/
If you want to know how to learn English effectively, please visit www.englishrestart.com.
 

1) Watch this video about News in Levels

2) Practice your English every day for free!

We will send you articles from News in Levels every day to your email. You can stop them at any time.

Close