A ship is too big – level 1

09-02-2022 15:00

Jeff Bezos is an American. He is the second richest man in the world. Workers in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, are building a yacht for him.

The ship is the biggest yacht in the world. It is 127 meters long. It costs around 430 million dollars. The problem is that it cannot leave Rotterdam.

The ship must go under  a bridge. The bridge is not tall enough. Workers must take a part of the steel bridge. They put it into pieces. Jeff Bezos will pay for the work.

People are angry. Workers restore the bridge in 2017. The bridge is very special. It is almost 100 years old.

Difficult words: yacht (a boat which people use for racing or for trips), steel (a strong gray material), restore (to fix and make something look new again).

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