Man tries to steal - level 3

Man tries to steal - level 3

04-09-2014 07:00

A man who attempted to steal a gold necklace from a jewellery store in China was arrested on Tuesday following a chase involving shop employees and local residents.

This surveillance footage shows the man entering a gold shop at around 10.40 am and asking a saleswoman to let him try on a gold necklace worth over $3,000.

When he was asked to take off the necklace and return it, the man began talking on his phone whilst walking towards the door. He then ran out of the shop and was chased by one of the saleswomen. The thief was caught by the store workers and passers-by whilst attempting to hail a taxi.

Police eventually arrived at the scene and took the man into custody. The 27-year-old robbery suspect is a local resident who said he attempted the robbery to pay off a gambling debt.

Difficult words: surveillance footage (security camera video), chase (follow), hail (get), thief  (person who steals something), eventually (in the end), custody (prison).


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.