Farmers in Yemen - level 1

Farmers in Yemen - level 1

03-01-2014 14:00

There are deserts in Yemen. It usually doesn’t rain in the deserts but this year it rains a lot. These deserts become wet. Locusts like the wet ground. It is good for them.

Soon, there are many locusts. They eat the crops. People have nothing to eat. It is a big problem. People cannot stop the locusts.

There can be no crops this year. It can be bad. Some people may die. The leaders of the country must help the people.

Difficult words: desert (hot area with no water), locust (small flying animal which eats crops), crop (type of plant which is used as food), leaders (bosses).

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