Explosion in Cairo – level 3
A huge explosion has occurred in front of the Italian consulate in central Cairo, killing one person and wounding two.
The cause of the blast isn’t yet clear, but one security official said it was a car bomb. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. A senior security officer said preliminary investigations indicated that attackers had placed a bomb underneath the car near the consulate and remotely detonated it.
Islamic militants have carried out roadside bombs and suicide bombing attacks which have so far targeted members of the security forces and officials.
The blasts occurred early in the morning during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. Witnesses said the explosion had caused massive destruction to the building. The force of the blast shook a building in downtown Cairo and could be heard in several neighborhoods.
Two weeks ago, a car bomb killed the country’s top public prosecutor and militants affiliated to Islamic State attacked several military checkpoints in North Sinai in what was the fiercest fighting in the region in years. The army said 17 soldiers are more than 100 militants were killed in those clashes.
Difficult words: huge (very big), consulate (a place for a consul – a person who lives abroad to help other people from his country), blast (an explosion), preliminary (first), indicate (to suggest), militant (somebody who fights), fast (to eat little or no food for a period time, especially for religious reasons), public prosecutor (a lawyer who works for the government), affiliated (connected), clash (a fight).
LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS
If you read and listen to two articles every day, your reading and listening skills can improve fast. You can learn quickly and after some time you will not have to translate into your own language. You will simply understand. Why should you do this?
When you listen to people in your native language, you do not translate. You simply understand. The same has to be in English. When you learn English, you have to learn the whole sentences in context.
Students, who translate English texts, do exercises and do tests are very good at translating, doing exercises and doing tests, but they have problems with understanding English in real life. In real life, nobody waits for your translation. People usually use simple English when they speak but they use it fast. You have to understand with no translation to your native language. If you translate, you cannot be part of communication because you are thinking about the language too much. These words are maybe hard to read but they are true.
You also have to hear every new word 5 to 10 times if you want to remember it. That’s why we use the same words in one level. If you read and hear the same words again and again, you will understand them and remember them. If you know words from one level, you can go to a higher level and learn new words. It is important to go step by step, and read and listen to words which are used in English often. This is what we do with our news. In our short news, we use words which are used in English often. Level 1 has the 1000 most important words. Level 2 has the 2000 most important words, Level 3 has the 3000 most important words.
So, if you want to understand English fast and learn fast, read two articles or more a day. You can improve your reading and listening quickly when you read easy English news. We will help you learn English fast and understand it. When you use this website every day, you can learn 3000 words which you need for communication with anybody in English.
How to improve your English with News in Levels:
- Read all today’s articles and translate all words which you don’t understand.
- Read the articles from the day before and see if you remember all new words.
- Listen to all today’s news.
- Stop the video after every sentence and repeat the sentence.
- Repeat point 2 for the news which you listened to the day before.
- Answer the questions under today’s news and write them into the comments.
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