Chimp escapes from a zoo – level 1

Chimp escapes from a zoo – level 1

19-04-2016 07:00

This news is about a chimp. It is in a zoo. The zoo is in Northern Japan. The chimp escapes.

It goes to the city. It moves up in the power lines. People want to catch the chimp. It is not easy.

They shoot it with a tranquilliser. The chimp falls asleep. It falls down. There are people on the ground. They try to catch the chimp. They don’t catch it. However, the chimp is fine.

Difficult words: escape (to run away), power line (a cable which carries electricity), tranquilliser (a drug which makes you relax or sleep).

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