Ship hits land - level 2

Ship hits land - level 2

14-02-2014 07:00

A ship served as a ferry. It travelled between England and France for 22 years until 2012.

It was then renamed and it served another two years. It travelled to and from Belgium.

The moment of the ship’s dramatic retirement was filmed in Turkey. It came into shore fast and scraped to a standstill between two other ships. The ship will be taken apart after 24 years of service.

Difficult words: dramatic (a lot of action), retirement (time when somebody or something stops working), shore (area where the ocean meets land), scrape (move and press into the ground), standstill (stopped moving).

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