Bomb in Bangkok – level 3

24-08-2015 07:00

Dashcam footage has emerged showing the moment a bomb exploded near a popular Bangkok shrine on Monday evening. This video was recorded from inside a car. Thai police have said the death toll is 22 with 123 people wounded and that the blast was caused by a pipe bomb.

Students, relatives and others lit candles and brought flowers at the memorial for those who were killed. Nearly half of those who lost their lives in the blast were foreigners.

Thai authorities say they’re now looking for a suspect seen on CCTV footage near the famous shrine where the blast took place.

No one has yet claimed responsibility, but it’s this man in the yellow shirt who is now the focus of police interest. He walks out, leaving a backpack by the fence as tourists mill around.

The Thai government says the attack in the capital’s commercial hub was aimed at destroying the economy. But with most attacks like this, so much more has been destroyed.

Difficult words: dashcam (a camera which is on the dashboard of a car – the flat area in front of the driver), footage (video), death toll (the number of people who died), pipe bomb (a home-made bomb which is in a pipe), blast (an explosion), CCTV (security camera), mill around (to move around), hub (centre).

Source: www.ondemandnews.com

LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS

If you read and listen to two articles every day, your reading and listening skills can improve fast. You can learn quickly and after some time you will not have to translate into your own language. You will simply understand. Why should you do this?

When you listen to people in your native language, you do not translate. You simply understand. The same has to be in English. When you learn English, you have to learn the whole sentences in context.

Students, who translate English texts, do exercises and do tests are very good at translating, doing exercises and doing tests, but they have problems with understanding English in real life. In real life, nobody waits for your translation. People usually use simple English when they speak but they use it fast. You have to understand with no translation to your native language. If you translate, you cannot be part of communication because you are thinking about the language too much. These words are maybe hard to read but they are true.

You also have to hear every new word 5 to 10 times if you want to remember it. That’s why we use the same words in one level. If you read and hear the same words again and again, you will understand them and remember them. If you know words from one level, you can go to a higher level and learn new words. It is important to go step by step, and read and listen to words which are used in English often. This is what we do with our news. In our short news, we use words which are used in English often. Level 1 has the 1000 most important words. Level 2 has the 2000 most important words, Level 3 has the 3000 most important words.

So, if you want to understand English fast and learn fast, read two articles or more a day. You can improve your reading and listening quickly when you read easy English news. We will help you learn English fast and understand it. When you use this website every day, you can learn 3000 words which you need for communication with anybody in English.

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Reading

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