Man in a Hot Hot-Air Balloon – level 1

27-07-2016 07:00

A man is brave. He likes to do risky things. He climbs Mount Everest. He goes 16,000 kilometres across the Pacific Ocean.

Now he wants to beat a world record. He wants to fly around the world. He will do it solo in a hot-air balloon. He must fly around the world in less than 13 and a half days. Then he can beat the record.

His wife says that flying in a balloon solo is important for him. It is his childhood dream.

Difficult words: risky (not safe), solo (alone), childhood dream (something that a person wanted to do from when he or she was a child).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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