Jeffrey is a pet camel – level 1

03-04-2014 15:00

Here is some news from England. A man has a friend. The friend is very special. The friend is not a man. He is not a dog, either. He is a camel! His name is Jeffrey.

Jeffrey is from Russia. He is fine with cold temperatures. He can live when it’s minus 25 degrees Celsius. Jeffrey has two humps. He can live up to 60 years. Jeffrey was a birthday gift. He was a gift for the man’s son.

The man brings the camel good food. It is usually carrots. Sometimes, the man brings something special. Beer! The camel loves it!

Difficult words: either (too), hump (small hill on the camel’s back).

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

Are you a teacher? Download the exercises for your class here. They are for free. You can copy them and use them in your class.

How big is your pet?


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