Great journey in a tractor - level 2
A Dutch actress travelled 2,500 kilometres across Antarctica and reached the South Pole in a tractor. People know her as “the tractor girl.”
There were some problems on the way, but everybody arrived only two days after their target date. They took advantage of the 24-hour sunlight, and made up for lost time by driving non-stop for over a week.
Reaching the South Pole is only part of a much longer journey. The tractor girl left her home in Holland in 2005 and drove through Europe and Africa and arrived at Cape Town.
Difficult words: target date (the date when people want to do something), take advantage (when you use a situation for your good), make up (to balance the effect of something bad).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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