From India to Britain on Solar Power – level 3

15-09-2016 15:00

A solar-powered tuk-tuk has completed a 9,978-kilometre journey from India to Britain. This has been a childhood dream of one Indian man to travel to the UK by road, but he was not happy with the pollution levels in India. Tuk-tuks are one of the most polluting vehicles, so he decided to convert an old tuk-tuk and make it emissions free.

He said that this was challenging because the team and he did not know how to convert the tuk-tuk and they did not have good tools to do it. They built the solar-powered tuk-tuk by trial and error. They failed a lot of times, but the team members who helped him believed in the idea. They even failed last year when they drove 1 kilometre and the tuk-tuk broke down, but now thousands of kilometres is not a problem.

The man reached Britain five days later than planned because someone stole his passport. He hopes that his trip raises awareness of electric vehicles as a sustainable mode of transport.

Difficult words: tuk-tuk (a small three-wheeled motorised vehicle), pollution (if there is pollution somewhere, the place is dangerously dirty), emission (what comes out of a car when it drives), trial and error (experimenting and seeing what works best), awareness (a well-informed interest in something), sustainable (not dangerous to the planet).

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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.

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Reading

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