Slovakian PM assassination – level 2

20-05-2024 15:00

There was an attack on Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico in the town of Handlová, about 145 kilometers from the capital, Bratislava.

A video showed Fico being shot by a man in the crowd. The man fired five times. Fico fell to the ground, and security personnel quickly caught the shooter. Emergency services transported Fico to Banská Bystrica for treatment, and he is in a life-threatening condition.

The shooting happened outside the House of Culture in Handlová after a government meeting. The police arrested the suspect.

Difficult words: crowd (a large number of people in one place), life-threatening condition (an illness or injury due to which a person may die), suspect (a person who the police believe did something wrong).

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

Where was Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico transported for treatment after being shot?


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