Man above a river – level 3

23-04-2014 07:00

A French tightrope walker has defied gravity by balancing 25 metres above the Seine River.

Denis Josselin crossed the 150 meter-long rope without a harness or safety net, but police boats were on hand in case he lost his balance.

This didn’t bother the acrobat though, as he’s found a way of overcoming his fear, saying he focuses on positive energy and positive thought, trying not to think about falling.

He even tempted fate by covering his eyes halfway through the walk, as Parisian crowds watched on and cheered.

Josselin, who has been performing for 28 years, claims to be the only tightrope walker to have walked above the Seine River, and this is the second time he’s done it.

Difficult words: defy (challenge), harness (safety rope), on hand (near), tempt fate (do something dangerous).

Source: www.itn.co.uk

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