Elephant family - level 3

Elephant family - level 3

02-09-2015 15:00

Now that's not the smallest elephant you’ve probably ever seen. That one is!

One-week-old elephant calf Nandita has been enjoying a mud bath at Chester Zoo.

The little one, along with five other members of her family, spent around half an hour slipping and sliding in the mud before mum wiped her eyes and ears with her trunk.

Nandita was born on the 20th of August to mum Thi. The family of Asian elephants at the zoo spans four generations and Thi is also mum to Sithami, grandmother to Sundara and Barla and great-grandmother to Harry.

The zoo hopes that the recent arrival of Nandita can help raise more awareness of the species which according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature faces a very high risk of extinction.

Difficult words: calf (a young elephant), trunk (an elephant’s long “nose”), species (a type of animal), extinction (becoming extinct – having no living members).

Source: www.ondemandnews.com

Do you like elephants?

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  http://www.newsinlevels.com/questions/
If you want to know how to learn English effectively, please visit www.englishrestart.com.

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.