Immigrant Saves Boy – level 2

31-05-2018 07:00

A four-year-old boy dangled from a balcony on a fourth floor in Paris. Luckily, Mamoudou Gassama saved him. He quickly climbed the block of flats and took the child to safety.

People are calling Mamoudou a hero and French real-life Spider-man. Mr Gassama was an illegal immigrant in France when he saved the boy. President Macron later recognised his heroism and offered him French citizenship and a job in the fire brigade.

The little boy was alone in the flat because his father was out shopping. He stayed out longer because he was playing Pokemon Go. He is now in trouble for child neglect.

Difficult words: dangle (hang loosely), recognise (officially say that it is true), neglect (failing to care for).

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