Strange Christmas tree in Paris - level 1

Strange Christmas tree in Paris - level 1

23-10-2014 07:00

A festival is held in Paris. It is about contemporary art. An American artist creates something.

It is a big Christmas tree. It is made of plastic. It is not like a normal Christmas tree. It is in a square in Paris. People look at it. Different people see different things in it. Some people don’t like it. One man gets angry. He attacks the artist.

Difficult words: be held (happen/be organised), contemporary (from today/from the present), create (make).

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

What do you think of the "Christmas tree"?

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.