Ghosts stories from Japan – level 1

Ghosts stories from Japan – level 1

14-03-2013 14:00

Two years ago the tsunami killed 20,000 people in Japan. Many people speak about ghosts in the area. One man says that he felt something cold around his body. And sometimes when he slept, something walked across him. Taxi drivers say that they don’t often go to the places where many people died during the tsunami. They are scared of ghosts.

Some people try to help those who have ghosts in their lives. Some people say that the ghost stories are only imagination. But nobody is able to say why there are so many stories about ghosts after the tsunami. 

Interesting words: imagination (fantasy), is able to (can).

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

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.