News is an uncountable singular noun. If want to talk about one story we say a piece of news/a news story.
She/he/it all need verb-s, for example, He starts to move... He goes to hospital.
Usually we use start/stop+v-ing (British English) or start/stop+to infinitive (American English) to talk about actions.
Read the story again and answer these questions.
Write full sentences to practice your writing skills.
1. Which country does the story come from?
2. What is the man's job?
3. What goes wrong?
4. Where is the man's wife?
5. What does she do?
6. Can the man swim?
7. What does he hold onto?
8. When the man sees some lights what does he do?
9. What happens when the man gets to shore?
10. Is he very hurt?
Check your answers here:
1. Which country does the story come from? The story comes from Taiwan.
2. What is the man's job? He is a fisherman.
3. What goes wrong? A wave takes him into the sea.
4. Where is the man's wife? She is at home.
5. What does she do? She telephones someone for help.
6. Can the man swim? No, he can't swim.
7. What does he hold onto? He holds onto a piece of wood.
8. When the man sees some lights what does he do? He starts swimming.
9. What happens when the man gets to shore? He goes to hospital.
10. Is he very hurt? No, his condition isn't serious.
Now write a short news story from your country or another country.