Children’s race in Ecuador - level 1

Children’s race in Ecuador - level 1

11-12-2014 15:00

Here is some news from Ecuador. People organise a race. It is for children. It happens in a city.

The children put on protective gear and get into carts. These carts are home-made. The children then go down a hill.

The carts go up to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometres per hour). Fifty children race this year. They must be between 6 and 16 years old. This race is not very safe, but everybody is fine.

Difficult words: race (a sports event when you try to be the fastest), protective gear (things which you wear for protection), cart (something like a small car).

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