Dubai skyscraper on fire – level 3
Amateur video captures a fire in one of the world’s tallest residential buildings.
Flames swept through the 330-metre-tall skyscraper, the Torch, in Dubai’s Marina District after starting on the 50th floor.
Although there were no reports of any injuries, hundreds of people were evacuated from the building with eyewitnesses saying that flames were shooting out from two of its sides as glass and metal rained down.
It hasn’t been confirmed what caused the fire, but early reports suggest it was started by a cigarette butt.
Difficult words: residential (where people live), sweep (to move), torch (a piece of wood on fire which people used to see in the dark), district (a part of a city), eyewitness (a person who sees a situation happen), rain down (to fall down quickly like rain), cigarette butt (the end of a cigarette).
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.