Asteroid Protection – level 3

02-05-2019 07:00

The American government agencies of NASA and FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) are working together to hold a drill in case an asteroid comes towards the earth.

Scientists from across the world are attending a conference this week to talk about objects which threaten the earth and the steps that we can take to stop them. NASA says that an asteroid hitting the earth is not likely, but the exercise will help develop ‘more effective communications with each other and with our governments’.

Difficult words: drill (a training), attend (be at an event), threaten (put in danger).

You can watch the video news lower on this page.

What do you think about this news?


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: 


  1. Do the test at Test Languages.
  2. 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.


  1. Read two news articles every day.
  2. Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
  2. Listen to the news from today without reading the text.


  1. Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.


  1. Choose one person from the Skype section.
  2. Talk with this person. You can answer questions from Speak in Levels.


Stock images by Depositphotos