Three New Planets – level 1

07-08-2019 07:00

A NASA satellite finds three new planets. They are 73 light-years away. They are interesting. They are intermediate in size.

They are the first planets to be this big. This is a new size for scientists. Before these planets, people only knew of very small or very big planets. For example, the small planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth or Mars. The very big planets are Jupiter or Saturn.

Difficult words: intermediate (middle), size (how small or big something is), knew (past of ‘know’).

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