Balloons at Airport – level 2
Many planes around the world stopped flying because of the coronavirus pandemic. People cannot travel abroad, which means that airports have become quiet, and planes are grounded on runways.
The situation is serious for many people and businesses; however, some people see it as an opportunity to do things that they could not normally do.
On Saturday morning, four hot air balloons took off from an airport in Israel. The airport closed its airspace, so the balloons could take off safely. The balloons flew over the terminal and over the runways that were full of grounded planes. When the balloons left, the airport opened its airspace for other planes again.
Difficult words: grounded (unable to fly), opportunity (a chance for something to happen), airspace (the area above a piece of land where planes can fly), terminal (the building where people go to wait to fly on a plane).
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