Christmas tree on water – level 1

17-12-2015 15:00

In Rio de Janeiro, there is a Christmas tree. This tree is not ordinary. It is on water! People move it on the water.

The tree is very big, too. It is 53 metres tall. It is 350 tonnes heavy. There are 2.5 million lights on it.

People light up the tree. Many other people watch this.

Difficult words: ordinary (not special), light up (if you light something up, the lights are turned on).

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

Do you like the Christmas tree in Rio de Janeiro?

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