Surfers and a whale - level 2

Surfers and a whale - level 2

07-07-2014 07:00

Some surfers from Australia saw a whale. A helicopter told them not to get too close, but they did anyway. People are supposed to stay at least 100 metres from a whale. Last year, a whale hospitalised a swimmer after their encounter.

At first, this whale swam peacefully beside the surf boards, but then it was stressed and it hit the water with its tail. This kind of whale weighs up to 80 tonnes and measures 16 metres.

Difficult words: encounter (meeting).

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

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.