Balloon World Cup – level 1

21-10-2021 15:00

A special event happens in Spain. It is the first Balloon World Cup. There are teams from 32 countries. The winner is Francesco De La Cruz from Peru.

The game takes place in a court. The court looks like a living room. Players move around the room. They must hit the balloon from below. The balloon must not hit the ground.

Two men have this idea. They are Barcelona soccer player Gerard Pique and an internet star Ibai Llanos. They see videos on social media. Three siblings from the US play with a balloon in their living room. They play this because they are bored during the coronavirus.

Difficult words: winner (the person who wins a game or match), sibling (a brother or sister), bored (when somebody feels tired or unhappy because something is not interesting or he has nothing to do).

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