Animal Window Cleaners – level 1

21-12-2016 15:00

Every year in Japan has an animal symbol. The year 2016 is the year of the monkey. The year 2017 is the year of the rooster.

There is another tradition in Japan. People clean their houses in December. They want to start the New Year fresh.

Two window cleaners from Tokyo know about this. They dress up as a monkey and as a rooster. They clean a hotel in Tokyo in their costumes. They are 50 metres about the ground. They surprise the hotel guests.

Difficult words: rooster (the rooster is the male chicken), fresh (clean), costume (a set of special clothes which make you look like something else).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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