Black History Month – level 1

01-03-2016 15:00

In the USA, people celebrate Black History Month. They celebrate it every February. People hold events this month. The events are about African Americans and African American history.

An African American woman writes to the White House. She says that she would like to meet Obama. He invites her.

The woman is 106 years old. But she is full of energy. She even starts to dance with the Obamas! She is very happy.

Difficult words: celebrate (to organise events to remember something), hold (to organise).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about this woman’s visit?


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