Dangerous hoverboards – level 1
Hoverboards are popular. People want them for Christmas. However, they are not safe.
In the UK, people test around 17,000 hoverboards. 15,000 of them are not safe. They can catch on fire or even explode!
In October, there are three house fires. Hoverboards cause the fires. Fire officers warn people about this.
Difficult words: hover (to move in the air – the hoverboards are not real hoverboards because they have wheels), however (but; “however” can be used at the beginning of a sentence, “but” cannot).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
Do you still want a hoverboard?
LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS
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- 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.