Olympic Games in Brazil – level 1

15-08-2016 07:00

The Olympic Games in Brazil begin. They are the first Olympic Games in South America. There is an opening ceremony. It celebrates Brazil’s natural beauty, history and culture. Three billion people watch the ceremony.

Some people protest against the games. They say that they are too expensive. They protest against corruption too. The opening ceremony costs 21 million dollars. In 2012, London pays 42 million.

Difficult words: ceremony (a big event, party), celebrate (if you celebrate something, you have a good time to show that you respect something), natural beauty (animals and plants).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you watch the Olympics?

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