Hailstorm in Russia – level 2
It was a hot summer day when the skies opened up and big pieces of hailstones started to fall down. The temperature suddenly dropped from 40 to 22 degrees Celsius. This happened at a beach in Russia.
People ran for cover and told their families that they loved them. Children cried and screamed in horror. They cowered under trees. Everybody ran to save themselves. The weather was scary, but luckily, no one was injured by it.
Difficult words: open up (clouds bring down lots of rain or snow or hail), hailstone (small ball of frozen rain), run for cover (run towards a safe place), cower (get down in fear).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
Is the climate changing?
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.