Big Chicken in Russia – level 1

13-01-2017 15:00

A Russian artist in Siberia makes a big sculpture. This sculpture is a rooster. It is made out of manure.

The rooster is 11-feet high. The artist wants to celebrate the Chinese new year. He uses a simple technology. He makes a metal structure and puts the manure on it.

This is teamwork because this artist has a problem. He has a problem with his leg. He needs an operation. His brothers come and help him.

The rooster is ready on New Year’s Eve. It welcomes the year 2017.

The Chinese zodiac is a 12-year cycle. Every year has a symbol of an animal. The year of the rooster begins on January 28th.

The artist makes statues of other symbols, too. He makes a monkey and a goat and also many horses. Many people hope that this artist makes more animals in the future.

Difficult words: sculpture (a statue), rooster (a cock, a father of a chicken), manure (animal droppings), New Year’s Eve (31st December- the last day of the year), zodiac (symbols of things which represent months or years).

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