First woman becomes Sweden’s Prime Minister – level 2

30-11-2021 07:00

Last week, Sweden’s Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson became the country’s first Prime Minister.

In 2018, Stefan Lofven was the Prime Minister before Andersson, and he was able to form a government. Sadly, it will be much more difficult for Andersson because the political situation changed. Recently, immigrants caused many problems, and new parties came to the government. Andersson won the vote, but it was very narrow.

Andersson’s government has a small group in the parliament, and it seems that she will not be able to bring forward next year’s plans for spending.

Difficult words: immigrant (a person who comes to live in a foreign country), bring forward (to propose a plan or idea), narrow (a small win).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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