News in Levels: Finding your appropriate reading level

Reading comprehension practice anyone? Luckily, I’ve come across this great news website created specifically for English learners. Click here  to go to the website, and take a quick (1 minute) test to find the reading level appropriate for the site. When you get your level, choose the stories that match you by clicking on the correct level tab on the top of the site. Choose an article that is interesting to you, and once completed, summarize what you read in the comment section.  Please also tell me what level you tested.


Happy reading! <3




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  2. jin on June 19, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I am Jin, my level is 3.
    I read the article about an amazing marathoner!
    She is 91 year old who participated marathon in San diego. The oldest woman run over 7 hours in the race. Finally, she completed it. The woman was ill due to blood cancer, but she had fighted it by herself. I think she has a special ability to overcome suffering of her life. Her friends also ran in order to get money for remedying friend’s cancer.
    The amazing oldest woman is a rare person. Though she was in despair situation, she never give up her life. It could be respected by ordinary people.
    This story give me strong inspiration.

  3. Hyunji on June 19, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Name : Hyunji / Level : 3
    I read an article about the twins. They are indentical twin girls, but they had some risks when they were in their mother’s body. Although they had the biggest risk that were being twisted together in their mother’s bag, they could survive. In this case, nomally, babies of 70 percents die when they are in their mother’s body. It is a miracle that they just can survive. Also, there are interesting things. One of them is they were grabbing onto each other’s hands when they were born. Another thins is their mother could hold them just in time for Mother’s Day. They gave the most pleasure for their parents as they survive.

  4. [email protected] on June 19, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I read about a World Cup fans in space and the astronauts wishes for everybody a great Word Cup with fun and peaceful games. They`re three men, one German and two Americans. They`ve trained together for years to work as a unified crew. Then, the news showed a big turtle they called Host Brazil making a kind of prediction about who is going to win the game Brazil x Croatia, and it was correct!

  5. bingbing on June 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    My level is 2 , i watched article’s name is Student is robbed . It’s happened in London night , one student who was walking in street and a man chatting with him . Then try to kill him and stole his watch . I think it’s really dangerous if you go out alone on night , like the student who study abroad and have to take care themself better .In my opinion ,that action is bad ,if you need money you can by youself.

  6. Jaylin on June 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Jaylin level3 The hungery bear came to town. Scard neighbourhood was watching a bear. Supringly, the bear took a break on the hammock and slept there around 20min. .A half an hour after the bear came back lain in hammock. The bear has sience spotted in the neighbournood tearing bins looking for food.The neighbourhood has removed hammock hopinh the bear won’t make himself too comfy again.

  7. Angela on June 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Hi I’m Angela and my level is 3 (can’t believe it!!).
    I read an article about the heaviest (GWR certified) man’s death, his name is Manuel and he’s from Mexico. He died few days ago after many healthy problems due to his weight (like a small truck), of course he died young, less than 50. He spent most of his life at home, working on his laptop, eating burgers, pizza and tacos. He went out, after being hoisted in a truck, just for his marriage. A truck was used for the transportation to the funeral home as well, and then he was cremated because it was impossible to find a coffin of that size. His lawyer alleged that “it’s not a dignified way to go” and it had been better that nobody had seen him in those conditions.

  8. Yalin on June 19, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    My level is 2.
    I read a story about bus on fire. On 28th May 2014 15:00. A school bus on fire on the highway Fortunatily, nobody was injured and the bus drive who is smart moved the bus to the side on the road and exited before the bus was in danger.
    In the most important way, the bus should not have been parked near the fire engine and the people who met an accident should pay more attention to their drive.

  9. SeoJin Kim(Blair) on June 19, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Hi I’m SeoJin Kim(Blair).
    I watched level 3 news about history. One of them is interesting to me becaues it is related with science.
    The oldest human footprints are discovered outside Africa, dating back around a million years. Most of the oldest footprints were discovered in Africa but this footprint is discovered in Europe. Scientists said that it means ancient people had greater capability than we thought. The footprint was recorded using 3D image and now is showed at British Museum in London.

  10. Jay on June 19, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    The old woman was walking on the stret to meet her local cheimst. she is 80-year-old .
    She continued on her way home and got to her house door that time a man approached her, snatched her bag running out from the old women.
    Fortuneatly The old woman only got cut and bruises.
    This happenning was recorded by CCTV. Manchester police who say that man wiil be arrested soon by police

  11. ahmed alsaeed on April 10, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    hi i am Ahmed and my level is 3.
    Friday Morning, people woke up in Brazil and keep talking about the mercy occurred when a lucky escape for the crew and passengers on a jet, as it managed to make an emergency landing in Brasilia.
    The local Television broadcast it as the pilot thought that the airplane should be reduced the weight and shed fuel before attempting the landing, because it may explode as a result of friction, as the landing occurred just with back wheels and the nose was directly touch the earth without wheels.
    The good news that, None of the 49 passengers or crew of 5 on the Avianca Brazil Fokker 100 jet were injured in the landing.
    In the end these accidents may occur anywhere in the world but the it is decreasing annually.

  12. Khalid on April 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    My level is 3 , I watched a video about single man his name is fred . He was in cafe with his friend , The friend why you single until now , You didn’t find your perfect women yet . Fred said I found alot of perfect girl for me but the problem when I took them to my parents home , my mother doesn’t like them . Then the friend said I have a good idea , find a girl who’s exactly like your mother. In a few months later they met again , The friend asked him you found the women , Fred said with unhappy face yes and my mother loved her . But my father doesn’t .

  13. PRezende on April 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    The article that I read is about a funny commercial that the Pepsi Max Company decided to do with people at a bus stop in London. They did it to give commuters an unbelievable moment in their day.
    People are there, waiting the bus when something unexpected happens: the glass show them an alien invasion, giant robots and a Bengal tiger on the run. The different reactions are very funny because people were really scary. Absolutely, it was a very creative initiative. I love this kind of video because I am thinking how could be my reaction if something like that happened with me.

    Level: 3

  14. mansour on April 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    my level test is 3, and I watched a video about a game called bubble football, bubble football its unusual game start with county players then it has swept across Europe in the last couple of years its become popular, the game plays with teams each time have 6 players and they are wearing a bubble and they have a ball and they play its look like the regular soccer but they are wearing a bubble and they exercise one day in a week the game now become craze it’s look like a fun game.

  15. Daniel Silva on April 10, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Two extreme thrill-seekers took the plunge from the top of the 104 story building called the World Trade Center. They jumped using helmets and parachutes, one after another from the top of the building.
    Security cameras around the World Trade Center got them landing and making their escape on foot.
    Four men have been accused of organizing the stunt, and they were arrested on charges of burglary and reckless endangerment.
    A lawyer representing one of the men characterized them as “professional thrill-seekers”, and said that all four men would plead not guilty.

  16. HASSAN on April 10, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I read about news sport exactly about bubble football the story toll is their Some English cricket players are training. The training is quite boring. The players want to make the training more fun. One day a week, they play football. This is not a normal football. It is a new type of football. It is special. The players must wear a bubble.
    In the end the bubble football It is becoming more and more popular now

  17. Satoshi on April 10, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I read the news about Small Boy On A Skateboard.My level is 2. The boy from Australia is two years old. He’s started skateboarding since he was just 6 months old. Now he can skate down the streets or everywhere. Could you walk even when you were 6 months years old? Fortunately, he could walk n skate at that time.

  18. natsumi on April 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    One couple in Texas had five babies who were just 29 weeks by caesarean section, although there was maybe a 10 percent chance of having twins. It took around 24 medical staff to help in the birth of the babies, who tipped the scales at weights from two pounds and seven ounces to three pounds and six ounces. They were so tiny that they had to take all the machines and tubes. They have been longing to touch their tiny kids.

  19. LuciaD. on April 10, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    The article is about two hockey teams in Slovakia. It is said that the goalie of the home team was hit on the mask and so he felt on the ice and was unable to play. After the goaltender recovered he created his own fight against the other team’s goalie. After they have finished their fight the game could continue, and both goaltenders were sent off the ice rink.

    I would say well done boys! It’s not often, that two goalies fight against each other, but sometimes it has to happen and I was glad that I could find this article as I love hockey 

    P.S. my level was 3

  20. Isadora Tajra on April 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    My level is number 3.
    The article talks about a team of 222 skydivers from 28 different countries that had come to the U.S to try a new record for the biggest team to complete the performance before open the parachute. But, unfortunately, the german Diana Paris had problems with her main parachute and then the reserve chute didn`t open in time to save her life. Now the team has to move on with their challenge without this great experienced skydiver.

  21. Dave on April 10, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Earthquake in Chile
    Chile was heated by the 8.2 magnitude earthquake. It made a two over meters big tsunami which took over at least five people’s life. The woman who lived in a apartment could not do anything without praying with her daughter when earthquake was coming. Thousands of people had been on the move because of the tsunami, told by the authorities. There were a number of tremors around Iquique areas. And one of the jail was broken by the earthquake so that many people took advantage to escape. Until now, 16 women has been recaptured, others are still escaping.

  22. martininkorea on April 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Great post!

  23. martininkorea on April 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Reblogged this on So, You Think You Can Teach ESL? and commented:
    A worthwhile read!

    • Jennifer on April 10, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      Thanks so much for that, makes me so happy to hear 🙂

  24. Razeh on April 10, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I read news in level 1 about man saved from cold water.Aboat travels from Chine to San Francisco .It is going fast .the man working in the bouat. some on looked him but the water is cold .
    Acctually they found him after on hours and halfe

  25. meshal on April 10, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I road sport news in level 1

    The story was in New York about four men like dangerous sport . They decide jump from world trade centre . one man stays on the ground and three men jump . the jump is film by camera with them . also by security camera

  26. Aya on April 10, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I am level 3. I read the news is”Man saved from cold water”.
    I am happy that a crew was saved!
    I considered what I am doing, if I were in same situation.
    I think I must be panic and I can’t do anything.
    However I would be able to kind a person who can do something with relevant situation.

  27. muteb on April 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Man Safe From Cold Water
    A boat at the sea, it travel from China to San Ffrancisco, it going to fast, it has one man working in the boat and when the boat going fast, and when happen the accident, the man is falled down, i hink it good story and it’s happen a lot, but I hear a lot of people die after the accident, because some of people don’t know how can he swim, I think should for the people becareful when they want to travel by the boat.

  28. fahad on April 10, 2014 at 9:56 am

    man saved from cold water the world race from china to san francisco .A competitors was changing a sail when he fell over the side of his boat. The high winds swept him away from the ship . Yhe water ice cold. The poeple on the ship looked for him.It took them about one and half haur.The man was in shock and his body temperature was very low .

  29. EonJoong Kim on April 10, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I read the article about “Biggest flying animals”.
    It says that Biggest flying animals were Pterosaurs that were first backbones animals to evolve powered flight.
    But they were not related to bird, bats. They’re unique group of reptiles that are similar dinosaurs. But they are diverse dinosaurs.
    Scientist says that Pterosaurs have already become extinct 66million years ago.
    But while they become extinct, they evolved more than 150 times about shapes and sizes.

  30. Adel on April 10, 2014 at 9:53 am

    My level is 2 … the Article is about an English restart program

    is talking about how to improve your language faster and show basic rules and techniques for learning English to be effectively .

  31. Dawoon Chung on April 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I read an article about Mexican tomb in level 3. It was about shaft tomb found at the state of Colima. This tomb shapes a deep rectangular structure and there was a status of shaman which is a soul guide the entrance of tomb. This discovery is very important because most of tombs have been already looted, but it hasn’t. Archeologists believe this tomb was made between 0 and 500 AD. They are currently checking the pots found in the tomb.

  32. xinli on April 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

    My level is 2 !(0.0)I read news is talk about baggest flying animals. April 9, New York
    has a show about these animals in a museum.They were a unique group. These animal lived 66 million years ago, and their has very big wings!

  33. KYUNGSUP SHIN on April 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

    THis article is about car accident. The truck carying honey turn overturned in the freeway. It spilled 42 thousand pounds of honey. So, 4 lanes of the road were closed.
    In case honey running into stormdrain, crews had to work quickly.
    The lucky thing is nobody was injured and any other vehicles weren’t involved.

  34. Kim on April 10, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I read an article about sharks in Australia. A woman got separated from her group and was since now never found, just some partial remains. The police can’t say, if they are from the searched woman.
    I was really scared when I read that. My friend is actually in Australia and she planed a trip to the great barrier reef. But I think I wouldn’t tell her about, she would never go into the sea again.

  35. Sam on April 10, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Article Summarize.
    Some very brave men, daredevils, have attempted to walk between 2 hot air balloons in the 10000 feet up air. Daredevils try to across a slackline, but they failed.
    We called this people who cross the air are skyliners. And it is very dangerous things. First time they failed, but they say when weather is good they try to across one more time.
    I think across slackline in the air is a very interesting thing! But it is also very dangerous. Someday if I get a chance to sky dive, I swear i will get it!

    My level is 3, but i think my level is 2.

    • Sam on April 10, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Here is additional information,
      Article name is :

      “Two men fall down”

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