Farewell to Arms – level 3

02-01-2018 07:00

Brazilians said farewell to 2,000 illegal firearms, as a steamroller crushed them in Rio de Janeiro. Most of them had been seized by police, but some were given in voluntarily as part of the disarmament campaign.

Many criminals in Brazil wield automatic weapons even for petty crimes. The authorities have huge stockpiles of illegal weapons seized from police operations. Just this year alone in Rio, police confiscated over 400 high-calibre weapons.

Difficult words: farewell (goodbye), seized (taken), disarmament (reduction of weapons), wield (have), petty (small), huge (very big), stockpile (a large number of), high-calibre (powerful).

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