Ice fishing festival - level 2

Ice fishing festival - level 2

09-01-2015 15:00

People held an ice fishing festival in northeast China. Nearly 100,000 people came to the lake to buy fish. Some fish weighed as much as 15 kilograms.

The fish symbolise a prosperous new year in China, and the first that is caught embodies the best luck. It was sold for 370,000 yuan which is about 60,000 US dollars.

The lake covers an area of 500 square kilometres. The festival takes place every year there. People catch the fish traditionally. Fishermen cut into the thick ice and cast their nets into the water.

Difficult words: prosperous (rich and successful), embody (to symbolise), cast (to throw).

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