Horses Jump over Fire – level 1

25-01-2017 15:00

There is a winter festival in one Spanish village. Horses and riders jump over fires in the streets.

It started many years ago. It is a ritual to stop a bad illness. Some people protest against it, but local people keep this tradition.

One of the riders says that the horses are very intelligent animals. If a horse jumps through fire and nothing happens, then it jumps easily many more times.

More tourists from across Spain come to see the riders in action. One student from Madrid says that it is so beautiful to see how the horses jump over the fires again and again with a lot of energy.

Critics say that the festival is against the law on animal protection, but for the moment, this tradition continues.

Difficult words: critics (people who criticise something – say that they do not like something), law (rules for all people in one country).

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