Elephant Polo Tournament – level 2

12-03-2018 15:00

The King’s Cup Elephant Polo takes place every year in Bangkok between 8th and 11th March. It is a tournament which raises money for elephant welfare. This year is the 16th year of the tournament, and it has raised 1.5 million US dollars.

An elephant osteopath said that all of the elephants were street elephants, and that would mean that sometimes they were on a short rope behind somebody’s house. Bringing the elephants to the tournament helps them because they are highly intelligent and they need to be active.

There are three elephants per team and two people per elephant. One person is the player and the second one handles the elephant.

Difficult words: tournament (a series of contests), welfare (well-being, being healthy), osteopath (a doctor who helps with massage of the body).

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