500,000 Americans Die from COVID-19 – level 2
The coronavirus pandemic changed the world, and it had an impact on everybody. In the US, 500,000 people already died from COVID-19, and it made many people upset and scared. Nobody expected that so many people would die.
Experts said that the situation was very serious, and it would not get better soon. Something this terrible happened more than one hundred years ago when the Spanish flu killed millions of people in all of the world. The White House medical advisor said that people could still wear masks in 2022.
Only 15% of Americans got the COVID-19 vaccine, but the US president promised that the number would get much higher by summer. He said that this year’s Christmas could be much nicer than Christmas last year.
Difficult words: upset (very unhappy or worried), expect (to think that something will happen), advisor (a person who understands something and he tells others his ideas or opinions on it).
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think about this news?
LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS
News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions
How to improve your English with News in Levels:
- Do the test at Test Languages.
- Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.
- Read two news articles every day.
- Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.
- Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
- Listen to the news from today without reading the text.
- Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.
- Choose one person from the Skype section.
- Talk with this person. You can answer questions from Speak in Levels.
Stock images by Depositphotos