Costa Concordia after 2.5 years - level 1

Costa Concordia after 2.5 years - level 1

18-07-2014 15:00

The Costa Concordia was a big ship. It ran aground and turned over 2.5 years ago. Thirty-two people died.

Now, police go underwater. They film the ship. You can see the inside of the ship. Some things are still in place.

People will move the ship. People will break it. They will reuse the metal.

Difficult words: run aground (hit the ground and stopped), to be in place still (for something to be where people left it).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Have you been on a cruise liner?

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.