Speed Reading — 2020 - Level 2 — 100 wpm 

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At the start of 2020, people thought it would be a great year. Few knew it would be a rollercoaster ride and that the world would change. The biggest news in 2020 was COVID-19. Many people died, economies suffered, there were lockdowns and people wore masks. The death of George Floyd in the USA started the Black Lives Matter movement and global protests. In November, Joe Biden was voted as the President-elect of the USA.

People will have different memories of 2020. A man said he would never forget the explosion in Beirut in August. He thanked God none of his family was hurt. He was sad his city was damaged. A UK nurse said the news of the vaccines for COVID-19 made her happy. A woman in Japan was sad that the Tokyo Olympics were postponed. She is happy they will go ahead in 2021. She said 2021 would be a good year.

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