Man can fly on 1st April - level 1, A12

Man can fly on 1st April - level 1, A12

01-04-2012 21:00

1st April is a very special in some countries. It is not a holiday, but many people like this day, because they play jokes on their friends. This tradition is 600 years old. You can get some emails or information on this day which is not true. Don’t believe everything which your friends tell you or send you. Don’t believe everything in the news.

On this special day, we show you a video with a flying man.

The lady in the video says this. It is difficult for your level, but try to understand something.

“Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a bloke (man) from Holland. Meet Jarno Smeets, the flying Dutchman. This thrill seeking (looking for fun) mechanical engineer is an all-round (very busy) action man (who is) fascinated by new technology and aerodynamics. He hatched (prepared) a crazy plan as he calls (names) it to build his own wings and learn to fly. It was a boyhood dream he shared (had) with his grandfather and the Bird Man’s wings are based on Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Vitruvian Man. Time for take-off (time for going up), Jarno. Just look at him go.”  

Written by Danny for News in Levels

Interesting words: special, true.

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