Swimmer breaks world record – level 2
Chilean swimmer Barbara Hernandez broke the world record. She swam between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans in Southern Chile.
Hernandez swam one nautical mile, which was the distance of 1.852 kilometers. She swam the distance in 15 minutes and three seconds. The swim was very difficult because the water was extremely cold. The water was only between six to seven degrees Celsius, and people had to make sure that Hernandez didn’t suffer from hypothermia.
Nobody ever swam one nautical mile in such a harsh place, and people call Hernandez the ‘ice mermaid’. She said that she was proud of her record, and she wanted all Chilean people to be happy like her.
Difficult words: nautical (related to ships, sailors or the sea), hypothermia (a dangerous situation when the body gets too cold), mermaid (a sea creature who has the body of a woman and a tail of a fish).
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.