Across the River in Rome – level 1

25-08-2021 15:00

The Tiber is a river in Rome. A man walks across it. He walks on a tightrope. He is a tightrope artist. The tightrope is 135 metres long. It is 20 metres above the river. The man sets a new Italian record. His tightrope walk is the longest and highest.

He says that this walk was difficult. There was wind and rain. There were many lights too.

Difficult words: tightrope (a rope/line), was (past of ‘is’), were (past of ‘are’).

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