Hot air balloon flies underground – level 2
A seventy-year-old Austrian adventurer landed a hot air balloon in a cave 200 metres deep. He was the first man to fly a hot air balloon underground. The flight took about 25 minutes.
The old man’s mission comes exactly ten years after a fellow Austrian jumped down the cave with a parachute.
Difficult words: adventurer (person who enjoys adventure), fellow (somebody from the same country).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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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.
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