Man in a Hot Hot-Air Balloon – level 1
A man is brave. He likes to do risky things. He climbs Mount Everest. He goes 16,000 kilometres across the Pacific Ocean.
Now he wants to beat a world record. He wants to fly around the world. He will do it solo in a hot-air balloon. He must fly around the world in less than 13 and a half days. Then he can beat the record.
His wife says that flying in a balloon solo is important for him. It is his childhood dream.
Difficult words: risky (not safe), solo (alone), childhood dream (something that a person wanted to do from when he or she was a child).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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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.
- Choose one person from the Skype section.
- Talk with this person. You can answer questions from Speak in Levels.
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