Battle with oranges - level 1
This happens a long time ago. A town in Italy has a leader. He is very bad. People don’t like him. One girl saves the town. She cuts off the leader’s head.
People are happy. They are in the streets, and they have a good time. Some girls like some boys. The girls start to throw oranges at the boys. The boys throw things back. This throwing becomes a tradition. The throwing tradition becomes the Battle of the Oranges.
People organise the battle every year. It is a lot of fun. People wear costumes, and they throw 500 tons of oranges.
Difficult words: leader (boss of the town), tradition (something typical), costume (special clothes).
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