Hundredth birthday with sharks – level 1

24-03-2015 07:00

This news is about an old woman. She is 100 years old. She loves to do dangerous things. She skydives, for example. She raises money by skydiving. She gives the money to people.

When she turns 100, she celebrates. She gets inside a cage. The cage then goes underwater. There are sharks in the water. This is called “shark cage diving”.

Difficult words: skydive (to jump out of a plane, fall and then open a parachute), raise (to make), cage (a big thing which protects the people inside it).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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