Man tries to steal - level 2

Man tries to steal - level 2

04-09-2014 07:00

A security camera video shows a man in a gold shop. He tries on a gold necklace which is worth over $3,000.

A person in the shop asks the man to return it, but he starts to talk on his phone and walks to the door. He then runs out of the shop and the saleswoman chases him. Later, shop workers caught him with the help of passers-by.

Police arrive at the scene and arrest him. He is 27 years old, and he tried to steal the necklace to pay off a gambling debt.

Difficult words: chase (follow somebody and try to catch them), passer-by (person who is walking somewhere when something happens), debt (money which you must return to somebody).

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.