Grandmas and a hot air balloon - level 1

Grandmas and a hot air balloon - level 1

21-05-2014 15:00

This story is about two grandmothers. They achieve their dream. They fly in a hot air balloon. It is their first ride.

The ladies worry. They think that they are very heavy for the balloon. One woman worries about the fire. She thinks that her hair might catch fire but she relaxes after some time. She enjoys the view. The hot air balloon is a great experience for the grandmothers. They say that it makes them feel younger.

Difficult words: achieve (do), ride (way), view (what you can see from the balloon), experience (event which you remember).

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