French Spider Man climbs a tall building – level 2
People named a French climber the French Spider Man because he likes to climb tall buildings, such as skyscrapers. Back in 2011, he climbed the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.
Recently, he climbed up the Cayan, which is another building in Dubai, and it is 75 storeys high and 307 metres tall. He took 70 minutes to climb up and did not use a rope to help him. His ascent was dangerous because he only used chalk and tape on his fingertips to help him grip the outside of the building.
Difficult words: ascent (when you climb up), fingertips (the ends of your fingers).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think about the French Spider Man?
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