85-year-old woman finishes college – level 2
In 1948, Jihad Butto from Israel left school. She was only 12 years old. She always loved education and reading books.
All of Butto’s friends knew how much she loved learning new things. They told her about a course at a university which she could join. Butto said that it was never too late to go back to school, and she enrolled when she was 81 years old. Butto studied languages, religion, and mathematics, and last week, she got a degree, at the age of 85.
Some people thought that teachers helped Butto study, but it was not true. Butto helped other students with school, and teachers often made her an example for the others.
Difficult words: education (learning in a school), enroll (to officially join a course), degree (a title which a student at a college or university gets when he finishes a series of courses).
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