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Website review: News in levels

Website review: News in levels

It is true that the more you read, the more knowledge you will gain and the larger vocabulary you will have. Yes, reading builds vocabulary and you come to know about your flaws and the ways to correct them next time. Therefore, never take reading for granted, whether you are reading online or in print form, it always improves your reading and writing skills and the site which does a superb job in building writing and reading skills, besides giving knowledge, is News in levels — world news for the students of English.

The site does an innovative job in giving knowledge and improving English language skills through reading the news from around the world without one being aware of learning English language skills.

So when you open the homepage, you receive a pop-up box with an easy test to complete and find out what level will be best for you to start with. Once you are done, you can read the news article according to your level. There are three difficulty levels with each news and the same story is presented in all the levels. The vocabulary at lower levels repeats at the higher levels with more vocabulary added as the level increases.

According to the site, if you read or listen to the news every day, one day you can understand the original news from native speakers easily and for this Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 will help you achieve this goal. So why read the same news in different levels, you may ask?

Well, the same words are repeated in one level again and again and when you read and listen to the news every day, in just a couple of months, you will grasp all the vocabulary easily in one level. Then it is time for you to go one level higher and do the same. Within a few months, you will be able to understand the way the native speakers speak English and will know 3000 most important words in English.

The site is designed for ESL/ELL students, but it has proved very useful for any elementary classroom looking for informational texts that can be differentiated for various reading levels.

So read about the world and improve your English at

Published in Dawn, Young World, December 1st, 2017

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