Man on a bridge – level 2
A man in Australia climbed up an arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to take a break. He was just calmly sitting about 75 metres above the Australian city.
He probably did not want to cause any trouble, but people closed three lanes of traffic and the traffic came to a standstill.
Just before 11 a.m. the man climbed back down, where police arrested him. People say that they took him to hospital for assessment. People reopened the lanes and traffic in the area returned to normal.
Difficult words: arch (a structure that carries the weight of a structure above it), standstill (stop), assessment (assessing somebody – checking him or her if he or she is fine).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
How to improve your English with News in Levels: