Baby orangutan is saved – level 2

30-01-2015 07:00

A baby orangutan became a victim of the illegal trade in Indonesia. He spent the first year of his life in a chicken cage. The people did not feed him properly, either. His bones could not develop correctly.

When vets from a British charity found him, he was sick, lonely and afraid. The animal was even too weak to sit up or move on his own. He had to be fed from a bottle. From then on, he received expert care. The little orangutan has the best chance to return to his home in the forest one day.

Difficult words: either (we use “either” in negative sentences instead of “also”), develop (to grow), vet (short for a veterinarian – a doctor who helps animals).

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

Why are some people so cruel to animals?


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: 


  1. Do the test at Test Languages.
  2. 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.


  1. Read two news articles every day.
  2. Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
  2. Listen to the news from today without reading the text.


  1. Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.


  1. Choose one person from the Skype section.
  2. Talk with this person. You can answer questions from Speak in Levels.


Stock images by Depositphotos