La Tomatina in Amsterdam – level 2

26-09-2014 15:00

The popular Spanish La Tomatina inspired a few young Dutch entrepreneurs. La Tomatina is a festival in which people throw tomatoes at each other.

The Dutch entrepreneurs organised a similar event in Amsterdam. The event is fun as well as useful. People who want to take part in the event must pay €15. This money goes to Dutch farmers who have a big problem because they cannot deliver their products to Russia.

Around 2,000 people gathered at Amsterdam’s main square to support the farmers.

Difficult words: entrepreneur (person who sets up a business), gather (meet).

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