Parking for chestnuts- level 1

Parking for chestnuts- level 1

12-09-2013 14:00

There is a car park company in England. The company does something new. People can pay with chestnuts. One chestnut is worth 20 pence.

The company has 1,500 chestnuts already. The company wants to help nature. The company puts the chestnuts in the ground. New trees grow from the chestnuts.

These trees help nature. They clean the air. It is a good thing. People like paying with chestnuts, too.

Difficult words: car park (area where you park your car and pay for it), chestnut (type of a nut).

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