Shark and a seal - level 3

Shark and a seal - level 3

26-08-2015 15:00

Great white sharks--beneath the water live the world's largest predatory fish. They grow up to 20 feet (6 metres) in length and weigh more than 2 thousand kilograms.

There have been plenty of shark sightings off the Massachusetts coast this summer, but none quite like this. Nature at its best, with a shark eyeing its prey, and jumps out of the water to grab a seal.

Dr. Greg Skomal from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries was working with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in Cape Cod when this footage was recorded. He said they tagged two more great whites in that area. Both were about 12 feet long (3.7 metres).

It appears this seal was lucky and escaped. But maybe only safe, until the shark's next meal.

Difficult words: sighting (an instance of seeing something special), eye (to look at closely), prey (an animal which is hunted and killed for food), grab (to catch), footage (video), tag (to put a tag on something – to identify it).


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.