Most Powerful Women in the World – level 3

01-06-2015 15:00

They say girls run the world – but who’s the most powerful of us all? Angela Merkel, it seems.

The German Chancellor has been officially crowned the most influential woman on Earth for the fifth year in a row.

Money, media momentum and spheres of influence are just some of the factors that Forbes takes into account when deciding on the top spot. Hot on her heels was Hillary Clinton, who came in second. She’s been on the list every year since its launch in 2004. Melinda Gates took third place and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came in a close fourth. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg is the youngest member of the top 10, at 45.

According to experts, its a combination of qualities that makes these ladies stand out.

Ultimately, they get there because of their personality and because of their drive, their ambition and the skills that keeps them in that role.”

The Forbes top 100 list features powerful women from eight different categories – billionaires, businesses, finance, politics, government organisations, philanthropy, media and celebrity.

Oprah Winfrey topped the billionaire category, with an estimated net worth of almost 2 billion pounds. Singer Beyonce led in the entertainment field, while Vogue editor Anna Wintour ruled the media sector.

Difficult words: influential (powerful), media momentum (how much someone is in newspapers, radio, TV, or internet), sphere of influence (how much a person can change how other people act), hot on someone’s heels (to be right behind), chair (the person in charge of an organisation), ultimately (in the end), net worth (the value of all of a person’s money and things).



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: 


  1. Read all today’s articles and translate all words which you don’t understand.
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