Fireworks factory explodes - level 2

Fireworks factory explodes - level 2

12-01-2015 15:00

Something set off gunpowder in a fireworks factory in Colombia. The whole factory got on fire and caused huge explosions. A local camera man was filming when the factory exploded. The explosion threw him off his feet, but he was not seriously hurt.

A woman described the situation as terrifying and as something she does not want to go through again.

It took firefighters more than 6 hours to control the blaze fully. The explosion damaged a few homes and it stopped traffic on a nearby highway.

Difficult words: set off (to light on fire), huge (very big), blaze (a big fire).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

How to improve your English with News in Levels:



  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.


  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.


  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.


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

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.