Sailor is saved – level 2

29-08-2014 07:00

A Bulgarian man bought a 14-foot (4.2 metres) dinghy in England, and he wanted to sail from England to America on it.

The man was seen five miles from the land by a yachtsman. The yachtsman noticed that the man was seasick and he called help. However, the 30-year-old sailor didn’t want help. He refused it for 45 minutes, but then people dragged him onto the lifeboat.

The man had a bag of food including biscuits, hot dogs and beans. He also had some clothing and a US visa. But he didn’t have a life jacket and his only navigation was a street map of England.

Difficult words: dinghy (small boat), yachtsman (person who sails a yacht which is a type of a boat), drag (to pull somebody).

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

Is America worth risking your life on a dinghy?

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