News from the American city of Ferguson - level 1

News from the American city of Ferguson - level 1

03-12-2014 15:00

A black teenager is shot dead in Ferguson. A policeman shoots him. This policeman goes to court. The people there say that he is not guilty. This makes other people angry. Some people start to protest. They break things. They set cars and houses on fire.

People are afraid there. They want to be safe. They want to protect their families and houses. They buy guns. Gun shop owners notice this.

Difficult words: court (place where people tell you if you are guilty or not), guilty (when you did something wrong and you go to prison because of it), owner (person who has something).

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

What do you think of the situation in Ferguson?

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.