Lying man from Wales - level 2

Lying man from Wales - level 2

29-10-2014 15:00

A man from Wales took more than £40,000 from an elderly neighbour. He didn’t want to appear in court, so he told people he suffered from quadriplegia.

Sadly, for the liar, South Wales Police found security camera videos of him. They saw him driving a car and walking around a supermarket.

The man finally came to court. He was in a wheelchair and had a neck brace. The court showed the video to him and he had to admit all charges.

Difficult words: quadriplegia (when you cannot move your legs or arms), neck brace (a thing which you put around your neck because it cannot hold your head up), charge (statement that somebody did something illegal or wrong).

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

How would you punish the man?

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.