Alabama executes a man with nitrogen – level 1
Alabama executes Kenneth Smith. They use nitrogen gas. It is a new thing. It never happens before.
The new way uses a mask. The man gets only nitrogen through the mask. He stops breathing. Some people do not like it. Smith has a hard time during the execution. It lasts 22 minutes. The White House is worried about it.
Many people and countries do not agree with this way of execution. They say that it is too long and too painful. Alabama does it anyway. People think that other US states may do the same in the future, too.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What are the concerns and reactions surrounding the use of nitrogen gas as a method of execution in Alabama, and how might it impact future executions in other states?
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.