Magna Carta Crime – level 3

01-11-2018 07:00

Police arrested a 45-year-old man on the suspicion of trying to steal an original copy of the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral in southern England.

The cathedral houses one of only four remaining copies of the Magna Carta, which is one of the most important legal manuscripts in the world. King John of England signed it in 1215 AD, and it enshrined the basic rights on the principle that no one is above the law – not even England’s kings and queens.

Alarms activated when a man smashed the glass box with the document inside. Luckily, it was undamaged during the incident, but people have temporarily removed it.

Difficult words: suspicion (a belief – the police are not sure it was him), legal (relating to the law), manuscripts (a handwritten document), enshrine (preserve in a form that will be protected and respected), temporarily (for some time, not forever).

You can watch the video news lower on this page.

What do you think about this news?

LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS

News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions
bellow.

How to improve your English with News in Levels: 

Test

  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.

Reading

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

Listening

  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.

Writing

  1. Answer the questions under today’s news and write them in the comments.
  2. Chat in our Facebook Group for 2 minutes. You can write about today’s news.

Speaking

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