Solar plane – level 2
A revolutionary plane made its first flight in Switzerland. The plane is as light as a car, and it is the product of 12 years of research.
The plane uses the sun and only the sun to fly. It has 17,000 solar cells on its surface. It collects enough energy to fly during the day and collects energy for the night. The plane can fly day and night. It can fly for weeks and even months.
If tests are successful, the plane is going to fly around the world. The round-the-world trip will take five days and nights in March 2015.
Difficult words: research (study), solar cells (things that turn light into electricity).
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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.