Boat in Thailand – level 3

Boat in Thailand – level 3

23-09-2016 15:00

Amateur video captured the scenes of panic after a boat carrying more than a hundred people capsized in Thailand, killing at least 13.

Dozens of people are still missing after the double-decker boat crashed into the bank of the Chao Phraya river in the ancient city of Ayutthaya. At least one child is among the dead, according to the province’s deputy governor. Most of the boat’s passengers were Muslim pilgrims returning from a religious rite in Ayutthaya, a UNESCO world heritage site located some 80 kilometres north of the capital of Bangkok.

Accidents like this one are not uncommon in Thailand where safety standards are often far below international norms. Rescue workers continue to search for survivors.

Difficult words: dozens (many), deputy (a second person in a line of command), pilgrim (a person who travels somewhere for religious reasons), rite (a ceremony).

You can watch the video news lower on this page.

What do you think about this news?

How to improve your English with News in Levels:



  1. Read all today's articles and translate all words which you don't understand.
  2. Read the articles from the day before and see if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to all today's news.
  2. Stop the video after every sentence and repeat the sentence.
  3. Repeat point 2 for the news which you listened to the day before.


  1. Answer the questions under today's news and write them into the comments.
  2. Chat in the  Chat room for at least 2 minutes. You can write about today's news.


  1. Choose one person from the SKYPE section.
  2. You can talk about today’s news or you can answer questions from
If you want to know how to learn English effectively, please visit

1) Watch this video about News in Levels

2) Practice your English every day for free!

We will send you articles from News in Levels every day to your email. You can stop them at any time.