Hundredth birthday with sharks - level 1

Hundredth birthday with sharks - level 1

24-03-2015 07:00

This news is about an old woman. She is 100 years old. She loves to do dangerous things. She skydives, for example. She raises money by skydiving. She gives the money to people.

When she turns 100, she celebrates. She gets inside a cage. The cage then goes underwater. There are sharks in the water. This is called “shark cage diving”.

Difficult words: skydive (to jump out of a plane, fall and then open a parachute), raise (to make), cage (a big thing which protects the people inside it).

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

Would you like to try shark cage diving?

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.