People Are Killed in Japan – level 3

11-08-2016 07:00

Dozens of ambulances are seen here rushing to the site where 19 people were killed in Japan. A further 25 people were wounded after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled near Tokyo. Governments are calling this Japan’s worst mass killing in decades. 

Police have arrested Satoshi Uematsu, a 26-year-old former employee, at the facility in Sagamihara. The man went to a nearby police station and allegedly admitted to the attack.

Local police have said he sent a handwritten letter to politicians in February in which he threatened to kill 100s of disabled people. He was kept in hospital for almost two weeks before being released.

The dead range in age from 19 to 70 and include both males and females. Staff called police at 2:38 AM local time with reports of a man armed with a knife on the grounds of the facility. Officials have ruled out any link to terrorism.

Difficult words: dozens (many), rush (hurry), wield (hold and use), facility (a building that gives some kind of service), disabled (a person who has problems with his or her mind or body), former (-ex), allegedly (people say that this happened), admit (tell someone that you did something).



If you read and listen to two articles every day, your reading and listening skills can improve fast. You can learn quickly and after some time you will not have to translate into your own language. You will simply understand. Why should you do this?

When you listen to people in your native language, you do not translate. You simply understand. The same has to be in English. When you learn English, you have to learn the whole sentences in context.

Students, who translate English texts, do exercises and do tests are very good at translating, doing exercises and doing tests, but they have problems with understanding English in real life. In real life, nobody waits for your translation. People usually use simple English when they speak but they use it fast. You have to understand with no translation to your native language. If you translate, you cannot be part of communication because you are thinking about the language too much. These words are maybe hard to read but they are true.

You also have to hear every new word 5 to 10 times if you want to remember it. That’s why we use the same words in one level. If you read and hear the same words again and again, you will understand them and remember them. If you know words from one level, you can go to a higher level and learn new words. It is important to go step by step, and read and listen to words which are used in English often. This is what we do with our news. In our short news, we use words which are used in English often. Level 1 has the 1000 most important words. Level 2 has the 2000 most important words, Level 3 has the 3000 most important words.

So, if you want to understand English fast and learn fast, read two articles or more a day. You can improve your reading and listening quickly when you read easy English news. We will help you learn English fast and understand it. When you use this website every day, you can learn 3000 words which you need for communication with anybody in English.

How to improve your English with News in Levels: 


  1. Read all today’s articles and translate all words which you don’t understand.
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