Crossing a River in the Air – level 2

04-08-2021 15:00

In Ukraine, a 78-year-old woman lives in a small village where a river blocks access to shopping. She has to walk several kilometres for 30 minutes, or she can use a flying trough. Fifty years ago, the woman’s husband invented it.

On the trough, it takes only five minutes to cross the river. The woman says that the river did not used to scare her, but now it scares her because she thinks that she would not be strong enough to get to the riverbank if she fell.

The local government plans to build a bridge near her home.

Difficult words: access  (a way to get somewhere), flying trough (a thing made from pulleys and ropes to pull something up in the air), riverbank  (the edge of a river).

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