Man stops a train – level 2

05-06-2014 15:00

Here’s some news from England. A man jumped onto railway tracks. He stood there and swayed for a few minutes. Others talked to him but he did not move.

It was not long before a train approached. The man was difficult to see, as he wore dark clothing. The train driver slammed on the brakes. The train stopped just feet in front of the man.

Police sentenced the 21 year-old man to 16 weeks in prison.

Difficult words: sway (to move slowly from one side to another), slam on the brakes (make the vehicle stop suddenly), sentence (to punish somebody for a crime).

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

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