iPhone memorial taken down – level 1

06-11-2014 15:00

This news is from Russia. There was a memorial in a city there. This memorial was like a big iPhone. It was a memorial to Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs is dead. Tim Cook is now the boss of Apple. Tim is gay, and he says this to the media: why was the memorial taken down?

It is because there is a law in Russia. This law is against gay people.

Difficult words: was (past of “be”), memorial (something which shows respect to somebody), law (something which says what you must or must not do).

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