Fisherman in water with sharks - level 3, A12

Fisherman in water with sharks - level 3, A12

13-08-2012 18:00

Terrifying scenes off the coast of Western Australia as a fisherman becomes stranded in shark-infested waters.

The 49-year-old was spotted being circled by sharks, at least one of which was a hammerhead, by a news crew in a helicopter.

The man who’d been treading water for 20 hours after his boat sank was eventually pulled to safety and flown to hospital in Perth.

He’d been on a trip with two other men, one of whom was later found unconscious and did not survive, with the other still being reported as missing.


Interesting words: stranded (stopped or stuck), infested (full of something), hammerhead (type of shark with a head like a hammer), tread water (stay in deep water by moving your legs).

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.