Marathon Canceled – level 1

30-06-2020 07:00

Every year, thousands of runners look forward to the New York City Marathon. It is the biggest marathon in the world. Last year, more than 53,000 people take part.

However, this year, many runners are sad. Organizers cancel the New York City Marathon. Organizers say the race is not safe. Problems with the coronavirus continue in the US. Too many people can be in one place.

Runners will get their money back. It is also possible to use the money for one of the next marathons. People can take part in a special virtual race this fall. The date of the next New York Marathon is November 7, 2021.

Difficult words: marathon (a specific type of long race that is 26 miles or 385 yards), look forward (to be excited about something that will happen in the future), virtual (something that happens on the Internet or in an electronic device).

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

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
below.

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 the answer in the comments.

Speaking

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