The day Wikipedia started – level 3


Wikipedia is a free, online encyclopedia that has become one of the most popular reference websites on the internet.

The website officially launched on January 15, 2001.

The concept behind Wikipedia was to create a platform where people could collaboratively create and edit articles, with the aim of providing accurate and reliable information to the world.

The name “Wikipedia” comes from the combination of the words “wiki”, which means quick in Hawaiian, and “encyclopedia”.

On its first day, Wikipedia had just a few articles, but it quickly grew in popularity and content. By the end of its first year, it had over 20,000 articles in multiple languages.

Difficult words: reference (information about something), content (information on a website), multiple (many).

What do you think is the key to Wikipedia’s success in becoming one of the most popular reference websites on the internet?


Days in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions

How to improve your English with Days 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 new articles article at Days in Levels every day.
  2. Read one previous article too and check if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to the new article and read the text at the same time.
  2. Listen to the new article without reading the text.


  1. Answer the question under the new article and write your 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.