The Niagara Falls - level 3

The Niagara Falls - level 3

30-09-2011 12:00

The Niagara Falls are waterfalls on the Niagara River in the state of New York. They belong to the largest waterfalls in the world.

The Niagara Falls consist of two major separated sections: Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the border, and the American Falls on the American side. The biggest falls are the Horseshoe Falls, which drop about 53 m. The height of the American Falls is around 21 m. The larger Horseshoe Falls are about 792 m wide, while the American Falls are 323 m wide. The name of the Horseshoe Falls comes from its shape, which looks like a horseshoe. About 90% of the water of the Niagara River flows over the Horseshoe Falls.

The Niagara Falls are a very famous tourist attraction. There are boats, which start their tour in a calm part of the Niagara River, and take their passengers to see the waterfalls. All passengers receive a blue raincoat to protect them from the drops of water. When the tour is over, tourists can take the raincoat as a souvenir. Every year the Niagara Falls are visited by a huge number of visitors.

Written by Hana

Important words: belong, consist of, border, flow.

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.