Very expensive diamond - level 1

Very expensive diamond - level 1

01-10-2013 14:00

There are diamonds in Africa. People find a big diamond in 1999. The diamond is 132.5 carats heavy.

People cut the diamond. It is smaller but more beautiful. The diamond is 59.6 carats heavy. The people are selling this diamond now. It is very expensive.

The diamond is worth 40 million pounds. It is the most expensive diamond.

Difficult words: carat (1 carat = 0.2 grams), sell (give something for money), be worth (have price in money).

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