Taxi turns over in China - level 3

Taxi turns over in China - level 3

21-01-2015 07:00

A driver and a passenger had a lucky escape when a taxi rolled over in the middle of a busy street in China.

CCTV footage shows the moment the car overturned, as the left front wheel collided with the pillar in the middle of the road.

The taxi driver said he didn’t notice the pillar that he crashed into.

“The control arm with the side window blocked the pillar on the pedestrian. When the green light was on, I drove slowly and one of the wheels collided with the pillar.”

People passing by rushed to help rescue the taxi driver and the passenger from the car once it overturned. Local traffic police arrived at the scene and found the windshield and side mirrors of the car were broken. They said he wasn’t looking out when turning left, causing the accident. The taxi has since been towed away from the scene.

Difficult words: CCTV footage (a security camera video), collide (to hit), pillar (a pole used for guiding cars), control arm (a part of the wheel), pedestrian (a sidewalk in this context), rush (to hurry), tow (to move).


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.