Dead whale on a beach – level 1

05-05-2014 15:00

A whale dies in the sea. Water carries its body. Its body goes onto a beach in Canada. The body rots, and there is gas inside it.

The whale smells really bad. It gets worse every day. Right now, people come to see the whale.

Some people worry. The whale is a problem. It is not good for health. It may also be a problem for future tourism.

Difficult words: rot (to be slowly destroyed by nature), may (can), tourism (visitors).

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

Have you ever seen a whale?


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