Pancake Week in Russia – level 1
Russians celebrate Pancake Week every year. The warm, round pancake symbolises the sun. It welcomes spring. Russians eat the pancake with honey and jam.
This holiday comes from an old religion. Now, Maslenitsa is a festival and national holiday. It celebrates the end of winter.
Difficult words: symbolise (be a symbol of – look like and represent), festival (a time when people celebrate something), national holiday (a day when people do not work and they often celebrate something).
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
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.
Stock images by Depositphotos