Family Meets Bear – level 3

01-06-2020 07:00

A family walk and picnic in the Dolomites, Italy, was interrupted by a shocking and unexpected encounter with a bear.

Twelve-year-old Alessandro was wandering among the bushes looking for pine cones, when he appeared to be followed by a bear. The boy, who is passionate about nature, knew that he had to walk away slowly not to alarm the animal. Alessandro´s mother panicked; however, the boy told her to be silent. When he safely reached his family, the bear stopped following him and disappeared.

Later, Alessandro told the local press that the secret was to keep calm and not to look the animal in the eyes. He also revealed that he was so excited about the adventure, and that he was the happiest child in the world.

Difficult words: encounter (an unexpected meeting), cone (the dry brown fruit of a tree such as a pine or a fir), reveal (to make something public information).

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