Lake on Mars - level 2

Lake on Mars - level 2

19-12-2013 06:00

Scientists found signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars.

They say that the lake probably covered an area 31 miles long and 3 miles wide. Analysis of the sediment shows that the lake existed for at least tens of thousands of years. The lake existed at a time when other parts of Mars were dry.

The lake could have supported life in a form of rock-eating microbes, which can be found on Earth as well.

The Curiosity Rover is currently en route to a three-mile-high hill of rock. It is going to look for life there.

Difficult words: ancient (very old), freshwater (water with no salt), sediment (material at the bottom of the lake), Curiosity Rover (NASA’s robot which explores Mars) en route (traveling).

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.