World War I memorial – level 3
Thousands of people from Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey gathered on Saturday, April 25, on the shores of Gallipoli, for dawn services commemorating the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War I. The fighting would eventually claim more than 130,000 lives.
Gallipoli was the first time that soldiers from Australia and New Zealand fought under their own flags, and it’s seared in the national consciousness as a point where the nations came of age, emerging from the shadow of the British Empire.
The Prince of Wales attended the event, along with his son, Prince Harry.
“‘But if I am to die, know that I died loving you, with my whole heart and soul, dearest wife that a man ever had.’ Here today we remember his sacrifice and that of all those, who served and suffered in this faraway place on the other side of the world from the antipodes.”
The area has become a site of pilgrimage for visitors from the two countries, who honour their fallen in graveyards halfway around the world on Anzac Day each year.
Difficult words: gather (to come together), commemorate (to honour), claim (to take away), sear (to remember strongly), national consciousness (what all the people in a country think), to come of age (to grow up), shadow (the influence), antipodes (Australia and New Zealand), pilgrimage (a holy or special place that people visit).
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.
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