Sad panda watches TV - level 1

Sad panda watches TV - level 1

23-04-2014 15:00

Here is some news from China. It is about a panda. The panda lives at a zoo. She lives with another panda. The two pandas are friends.

One panda leaves the zoo. The other panda stays. Her name is Sijia. Sijia is sad. She is lonely. She misses her friend. The panda is depressed. She doesn’t eat much.

People are worried. They help the panda. They find a new friend. It is not a panda. It is a TV! The panda watches the television. She can watch her old friend on video. Sijia is happier now. She starts to play again.

Difficult words: lonely (bad feeling when you have no friends), miss (feel sad because somebody is not with you), depressed (very sad).

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

Are you a teacher?

Download the exercises for your class here. They are for free. You can copy them and use them in your class.

Is Panda watching TV a good idea?

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.