Iceland at FIFA – level 3

19-06-2018 07:00

Iceland’s population is around 350,000 and it is the smallest nation ever to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.

Birkir Saevarsson, defender for the national team, told the media that it is normal in Iceland for the players to have a normal job and then go to training. The 33-year-old player works as a salt packer in a Reykjavik warehouse.

On the contrary, Saevarsson said that going to a World Cup is extraordinary and can be an encouragement for people to pursue their dreams, as it is possible for players from such a small nation to go to the World Cup.

Difficult words: extraordinary (special), encouragement (motivation, inspiration).

You can watch the video news lower on this page.

What do you think about this news?

LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS

News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions
bellow.

How to improve your English with News in Levels: 

Test

  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.

Reading

  1. Read two news articles every day.
  2. Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.

Listening

  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.

Writing

  1. Answer the questions under today’s news and write them in the comments.
  2. Chat in our Facebook Group for 2 minutes. You can write about today’s news.

Speaking

  1. Choose one person from the Skype section.
  2. Talk with this person. You can answer questions from Speak in Levels.