Sydney Opera House - level 1

Sydney Opera House - level 1

20-10-2011 18:00

Sydney Opera House was opened on 20th October 1973.  The plans for the Opera House started in 1955. There were 233 projects on the table. One project was different. It was like a ship. Many people didn’t like this project. But one man liked it very much. He was the boss. He spoke to people and they started to like the project too.

The author of this project was a Danish architect Jorn Utzon. He didn’t visit Australia. But his project was perfect for the city atmosphere.

People started to build the Opera House in 1959. But there was a problem. Nobody knew how to build the roof. People had many ideas but no idea was correct. Two years later when Utzon looked at an orange, he had an idea. This idea finished the problem. The roof will be like parts of an orange.

The Opera House was finished and now it is a symbol of Australia.

You can see a night show on the roof of the Opera House in the video.

 Written by Danny

Interesting words: ship, author, roof, finished.

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.