Elephant paints pictures – level 2, A12

Elephant paints pictures – level 2, A12

07-09-2012 22:00

Shanti is an elephant and her paintings cost 2000 dollars. Yes, that’s right. Somebody has paid 2000 dollars for a painting done by an elephant.

Shanti has painted 12 paintings so far but now she’s refusing to paint more. The director of the Prague gallery has come up with an entirely improbable reason why.

“She starred as an elephant named Bimbo in the movie. She is an artist. Now she is in some sort of depression. We just have to wait for her next wave of creativity.”

Still there is a good reason for all this. Shanti’s paintings bring money which helps elephants in Sri Lanka.

You can watch the video in the Level 3 section.


Interesting words: so far (until now), entirely (completely).


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