Crane falls down in New York – level 1

11-02-2016 07:00

This news is from New York, USA. An accident happens there. A crane falls down. The crane is really big. It is 330 tonnes heavy. The crane destroys houses and cars. It kills some people, too. People must leave the area.

A bride is in this area. She must get to the New York city hall. Her wedding is there. But there is chaos everywhere. Firefighters help her. She gets to the wedding.

Difficult words: crane (a very big, tall, metal thing for moving heavy things), bride (a woman who is getting married), chaos (a situation when many things happen at one time and you do not know what is going to happen next).

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

What would you do if you saw a crane like this one fall down?


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