Plane’s engine is on fire – level 2

24-09-2014 07:00

A passenger was on a plane from Spain to Russia. The plane started to shake immediately after takeoff, and flames burst out of the plane’s engine.

A woman filmed the terrifying moment. The plane had to turn around back to Barcelona. However, it didn’t land immediately. It spent an hour in the air dumping fuel. The pilots turned off the engine shortly after the incident.

Difficult words: burst (explode), terrifying (scary), dump (to put something away).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Are you afraid of flying?


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: 


  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.


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


  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.


  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.


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