Giant slide in a shopping centre – level 3
If you’ve ever felt too lazy to take the stairs or escalators down in a shopping centre but wanted more of an adrenalin rush than a lift will give you, this shopping mall in China has the answer: a 54-metre slide, shaped like a curling dragon, which winds from the fifth floor to the ground floor of a shopping mall in China’s financial hub city of Shanghai.
To avoid a sudden dive from a height, the slide curves around with a journey from top to bottom lasting just 16 seconds.
Even though it hasn’t opened yet, customers are keen to try it out with some saying they want to bring their kids, though, others wish the slide was see-through. When it does open on the 15th of March, only one person will be allowed on it at a time and riders must be over three-years-old and at least 3.5 feet tall (1 metre).
It’s also free to customers, so your bank balance won’t slide with you.
Difficult words: curling (moving in curls – in a spiral), wind (move in a spiral), hub (centre), keen (excited), slide (this means two things: to go down a surface and when money drops down).
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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