Russia and Ukraine – level 1
Crimea is a part of Ukraine in the past. Russian soldiers come to Crimea in 2014. They control Crimea.
Then, a war starts between Ukraine and Russia. 14,000 people die. Millions of people leave their homes. The situation is serious. The war is almost eight years long. The two countries still have problems after the war ends.
Now, thousands of Russian soldiers are near the border with Ukraine. World leaders are afraid that another war will start soon.
Russia says that it will not attack Ukraine. It says that Ukraine is an important country for Russia. It is between Russia and the West. Russia is afraid that the West will help Ukraine.
Difficult words: soldier (a person who fights in a war), border (a line between two countries), the West (Europe and North America when we compare them to the rest of the world).
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