Pan American Games begin - level 2
The Pan American Games began in Mexico on Monday with the lightning ceremony at the famous Teotihuacan pyramids. Dancers in traditional dresses were at the ceremony.
The torch will travel over 5,000 kilometres to Toronto, Canada. The journey will take 41 days, and thousands of people will help move the torch there.
More than 7,000 athletes from across both Americas and the Caribbean will take part in the 36 Pan Am sports and 15 Para Pan Am sports in Toronto.
Difficult words: pan- (all inclusive – including both Americas and Caribbean), lightning ceremony (the special event at which the torch is lit – set on fire), torch (a thing which burns and which you can hold).
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