Ice sculptures in China – level 1

08-01-2016 15:00

In China, people hold a festival every year. It is the Snow and Ice Festival. Thousands of people come to it. They can see ice sculptures there. The sculptures look like many things, like animals, for example.

The festival is international. People come from different countries. One man is from Barcelona, Spain.

Difficult words: hold (to organise, to happen), sculpture (a 3D model of something), international (relating to many countries).

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What do you think about this festival?


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