Accident at Aberfan – Level 2
Fifty years ago, a terrible disaster happened in a small village in Wales. An avalanche of coal came down the mountain and covered many places, including a school. There were 240 students at the school at the time.
Two thousand people came to help. They made a human chain and started clearing the rubble. They saved some, but 144 people died.
A week later, a funeral happened for all of the victims, and the Queen of England came to visit on the next day. The people in the town went to court to find out what happened; after that, they created new legislation to keep this from happening again.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS
News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions
How to improve your English with News in Levels:
- Do the test at Test Languages.
- Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.
- Read two news articles every day.
- Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.
- Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
- Listen to the news from today without reading the text.
- Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.