Robot Dog – level 2

05-06-2020 07:00

Farmers in New Zealand have a new helper, a robotic dog. The dog called Spot can do many tasks; for example, it herds sheep, watches the fields, and it helps farmers in difficult situations.

Boston Dynamics, a US company, developed the robot, and the idea was to help farmers do tasks that are too dangerous or dirty. The robot dog can climb stairs, travel through difficult terrain and even open doors. Currently, there are not enough workers in farming, and robot dogs can help solve this problem.

Researchers say that the coronavirus pandemic led to a new era of robotic helpers. Robotic dogs helped during protests in New Zealand. In Singapore, they walked around a park, and they advised people how to keep safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Difficult words: robotic (related to mechanical robots), herd (to look after a large group of animals, usually sheep or cows), era (a period of time).

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

What do you think about this news?


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 question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.


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


Stock images by Depositphotos