Festival in Malta - level 1
In Malta, people hold Gostra Festival. They hold it every year. Part of the festival is a competition. It is special.
For this competition, you need a piece of wood. This piece must be 10 metres long. Then, you put grease on the pole. People move the pole onto a boat. The pole starts on the boat. Then it goes up and ends in in the air. There are flags at the end of the pole.
People run up the pole. They must take one flag. This is not easy. Many people fall into the water.
Difficult words: hold (to be organised, happen), competition (a situation when you try to do something; to be better than others), grease (animal fat used in cooking), pole (a long piece of wood).
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