Tanzania’s New President – level 1

24-03-2021 15:00

John Magufuli is the fifth president of Tanzania. He is the president for six years. He dies on March 17, 2021.

Samia Saluhu Hassan is the new president. She is the first woman who becomes the president since 1961. Tanzania is not under the control of Britain since 1961.

Hassan comes from Zanzibar. It is unusual because most politicians come from the mainland. Zanzibar is a part of Tanzania. It has its own government.

Hassan and Magufuli are very different. Magufuli does not want to solve difficult problems. He wants to be popular. He says that the coronavirus is not too dangerous.

Hassan must solve many problems now. The coronavirus has a big impact on business. Hassan must decide if Tanzania will get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Difficult words: mainland (the country or continent without islands), government (people who make the rules of a country), impact (when something happens and it changes something else), vaccine (a medicine that stops you from getting very sick from something).

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