Elephant Paints Pictures – level 1

15-03-2023 15:00

Shanti is an elephant. She paints pictures. One picture costs 2000 dollars. Some people pay 2000 dollars for one picture.

Shanti painted 12 pictures but now she stops. The director of the Prague gallery knows why she stops. The director says, “Shanti was in a film. She is a star. Now she has depression. When the depression stops, she will paint again.”

Shanti does a good thing. The money from pictures helps elephants in Sri Lanka.

Difficult words: star (an actor, a musician or a sports player), depression (a time when you are not happy).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What ways are people in the Prague gallery helping Shanti manage her depression?


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