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Do you like pizza? If your answer is “yes”, this news is for you! This news is from Russia. A pizza restaurant delivers pizzas by drones!

People really like this. When the first drone comes, they are happy. The drones can fly 25 miles per hour (40 kilometres per hour). A Russian company makes the drones.

The drones will be used in one city. People can sell you things. Then drones will come to you to bring them.

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1) Drone-noun /droʊn/-Drone-noun droʊn

1) Pizza-noun  /ˈpiːt.sə/Pizza-noun  ˈpiːt.sə

2) Like-verb  /laɪk/- to enjoy or approve of something or someone:

I like your new haircut.

Do you like fish?

I like it when a book is so good that you can’t put it down.

quite like wine but I could live without it.

He’s very well-liked at work.

I like the way he just assumes we’ll listen to him when he doesn’t take in a word anyone else says! (= I don’t like it and it annoys me.)

 I don’t like upsetting people.

 He likes to spend his evenings in front of the television.

 He likes his steak well-done.

3) Answer-noun /ˈæn.sɚ/ -a reaction to a question, letter, phone call, etc.:

The minister promised to give a written answer to the MP’s detailed question.

We’ve emailed him asking him if he’s free on that date but we haven’t had an answer yet.

I’ve just called him but there was no answer.

I didn’t realize we had to write each answer on a new sheet of paper.

I got eight correct answers and two wrong ones in last week’s exam.

In answer to your letter of 30 May, I am writing to accept your offer of £3,575 in compensation.

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4) News-noun /njuːz/-information or reports about recent events:

That’s the best (piece of) news I’ve heard for a long time!

We’ve had no news of them since they left for Australia.

Have you heard the news about Tina and Tom? They’re getting divorced.

I can’t wait to hear all your news.

The news that Dan had resigned took everyone by surprise.

We’ve got some good news for you. We’re getting married.

5) Deliver-verb /dɪˈlɪv.ɚ/-to take goods, letters, parcels, etc. to people’s houses or places of work:

Mail is delivered to our office twice a day.

The furniture store is delivering our new bed on Thursday.

Shops which will deliver goods are thin on the ground these days.

«What would be the best time of day for us to deliver the table?» «Oh, any time will be OK.»

For a nominal fee, they will deliver orders to customers‘ homes.

We get our milk delivered.

The documents were delivered by special messenger.

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6) Come-verb /kʌm/ — to move or travel towards the speaker or with the speaker:

Are you coming with me?

There’s a car coming!

Can you come to my party?

Here comes Adam.

She’s come 500 km to be here with us tonight.

If you’re ever in Dublin, come and visit us.

We came by car.

Your father will come for you at four o’clock.

Come forward a bit and stand on the line.

I’ve come straight from the airport.

The door opened and a nurse came into the room.

A man’s coming to mend the boiler this afternoon.

As he came towards me, I could see he’d been crying.

He thought we’d been picking his apples and came after (= chased) us with a stick.

He came rushing over when I fell.

7) Fly-verb  /flaɪ/ When a bird, insect, or aircraft flies, it moves through the air:

The poor bird couldn’t fly because it had a broken wing.

As soon as it saw us, the bird flew away/off.

8) Hour-noun /aʊr/- a period of 60 minutes:

The exam lasted an hour and a half.

There are 24 hours in a day.

How many hours’ sleep do you need?

I’ll be back in an hour’s/two hours’ time (= after one/two hours).

My hometown is an hour from Houston/an hour away.

He gets paid by the hour (= gets a particular amount of money for each hour he works).

Trains leave every hour on the hour (= at exactly one o’clock, two o’clock, etc.).

Buses leave at ten minutes past/to the hour (= at ten past/to one o’clock, two o’clock, etc.).

9) Make-verb /meɪk/-to produce something, often using a particular substance or material:

Do you want me to make some coffee?

He made a chocolate cake.

She makes all her own clothes.

 He made us some coffee./He made some coffee for us.

The pot is made to withstand high temperatures.

He works for a company that makes furniture.

The label on the box said «made in China«.

Butter is made out of/from milk.

earrings made of gold

Her new trainer has promised to make an Olympic athlete of her.

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10) Used-verb /juːst/- shows that a particular thing always happened or was true in the past, especially if it no longer happens or is no longer true:

She used to live in Glasgow.

She used to love dancing, but she doesn’t do it any more.

You don’t come and see me like you used to.

When we were younger, we used not to be allowed to drink coffee.A greatnumber of women used to die in childbirth.

In those days people used to write a lot more letters.

When I lived in Spain, I used to eat out all the time.

He’s rather shyalthough he’s not as bad as he used to beThe apple pie was as good as the one my grandmother used to make.

11) Sell-verb /sel/-to give something to someone else in return for money:

I sold him my car/I sold my car to him for $600.

We’ll be selling the tickets at/for £50 each.

The stall sells drinks and snacks.

12) Thing-noun /θɪŋ/- used to refer in an approximate way to an object or to avoid naming it:

What’s that thing over there?

There are some nice things in the shops this summer.

I don’t eat sweet things (= sweet food).

How does this stupid thing work?

13) Bring-verb /brɪŋ/ — to take or carry someone or something to a place or a person, or in the direction of the person speaking:

«Shall I bring anything to the party?» «Oh, just a bottle

 Bring me that knife/Bring that knife to me.

Can you help me bring in the shopping (= take it into the house)?

The police brought several men in for questioning (= took them to the police station because they might have been involved in a crime).

When they visit us they always bring their dog with them.

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Drones deliver pizza level 2

Drones deliver pizza level 2

A pizza chain in Russia began to deliver its pizzas by drones. The first drone delivery was met with applause.

The drone deliveries will be used for active sales in the city. When somebody wants to buy something, the salesman will send for a drone.

A Russian company developed the drones. It says that the drones can fly at a speed of up to 25 miles per hour (40 kilometres per hour).

Source: newsinlevels.com

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Dictionary

1) Chain-noun /tʃeɪn/a set of connected or related things:

She has built up a chain of 180 bookshops across the country.

His resignation was followed by a remarkable chain of events.

2) Meet-verb /miːt/-to see and talk to someone for the first time:

They met at work.

I met her in Hawaii.

Would you like to meet my sister?

Come and meet (= be introduced to) my friend Laura.

I’d like you to meet Ann Gregory, my deputy.

I’m dreading having to meet his parents.

It’s important to create a good impression when you meet a new client.

It’s not always easy to meet members of the opposite sex.

We went backstage after the show to meet the actors.

3) Applause-noun /əˈplɔːz/ -the sound of people clapping their hands repeatedly to show enjoyment or approval of something such as a performance or speech:

His speech met with (= receivedloud applause.

So let’s have a round of applause, please, for (= please applaud) a very talented young lady who is going to sing for us. 

So let’s hear some applause for these talented young performers.

She made her exit from the stage to rapturous applause.

It was several minutes before the applause died down.

There was politemuted applause when I finished speaking.

The concert hall resounded with cheers and applause.

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4) Send-verb /send/ to cause something to go from one place to another, especially by mail or email:

 I’ll send her a letter/email/package/postcard next week.

We’ll send it by mail/airmail/sea.

Could you send a reply to them as quickly as possible?

The news report was sent by satellite.

She sent a message with John to say that she couldn’t come.

They sent her flowers for her birthday.

Maggie sends her love and hopes you’ll feel better soon.

We will send you written confirmation of our offer shortly.

If you send it airmail, it’ll be very expensive.

Please send this letter by express delivery.

I’ll send you my email address once I’m online.

I’ve sent my CV to a few companies in the region.

Please send a cover letter with your application form.

5) Developed-adjective /dɪˈvel.əpt/- advanced or powerful:

Sharks have a highly developed sense of smell.

6) Speed-noun /spiːd/- how fast something moves:

He was traveling at a speed of 90 mph.

The car has a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

You should lower/reduce your speed as you approach a junction.

On a clearstraight road you can gather/pick up speed.

He came off the road while driving his car round a bend at high/breakneck speed (= very fast).

There are speed restrictions (= controls on how fast traffic is allowed to move) on this part of the road.

an electric drill with two speeds (= rates at which it turns)

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Drones deliver pizza level 3

Drones deliver pizza level 3

A pizza chain in the north of Russia began pizza deliveries by drone on Saturday. The first chopper drone delivery was met with applause by witnesses in the Syktyvkar’s main square.

Initially, drone deliveries will be used for active sales in the city parks, beaches and universities by salesmen who will take an order and request a drone to arrive.

The chopper drones involved in the pizza delivery were developed by a Russian company, who says they can fly at a speed of up to 25 miles per hour (40 kilometres per hour).

The company plans to eliminate any human input in the pizza delivery very soon.

Source: newsinlevels.com

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Dictionary

1) Applause-noun /əˈplɔːz/-the sound of people clapping their hands repeatedly to show enjoyment or approval of something such as a performance or speech:

His speech met with (= receivedloud applause.

So let’s have a round of applause, please, for (= please applaud) a very talented young lady who is going to sing for us.r

So let’s hear some applause for these talented young performers.

She made her exit from the stage to rapturous applause.

It was several minutes before the applause died down.

There was politemuted applause when I finished speaking.

The concert hall resounded with cheers and applause.

2) Witness-noun /ˈwɪt.nəs/-a person who sees an event happeningespecially a crime or an accident:

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident to come forward.

According to (eye) witnesses, the robbery was carried out by two teenage boys.

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3) Initially-adverb- /ɪˈnɪʃ.əl.i/-at the beginning:

Initially, most people approved of the new plan.

The damage was far more serious than initially believed. More examples

He was initially blackballed because of a dispute he once had with a couple of the committee members.

Special preferences were offered initially to encourage investment.

The building was used as a bank initially, but its is now used as a restaurant.

He played trumpet initially, but switched to the piano when he was in his twenties.

The economic changes initially produced hardship.4) Involved-adjective /ɪnˈvɒlvd/-not simple and thereforedifficult to understand:

an involved reason/excuse/argument

The plot of the film was too involved — I couldn’t understand it.

4) Eliminate-verb /iˈlɪm.ɪ.neɪt/-to remove or take away someone or something:

move toward healthy eating could help eliminate heart disease.

We eliminated the possibility that it could have been an accident.

The police eliminated him from their inquiries.

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