New basketball record – level 1
A basketball player sets a new record. He is at a court. He stands near one basket. The second basket is behind him. It is 82 feet away (25 metres).
He throws the ball behind him. The ball flies over the court. It hits the basket. People write the new record into the Guinness Book of World Records.
This player set the old record, too. The ball flew 72 feet (22 metres).
Difficult words: court (an area for ball games), fly–flew–flown (to move in the air).
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.