Man stands on a dead whale – level 1

07-11-2014 07:00

Here is some news from Australia. A man is at sea. He is 26 years old. He sees a whale. It is dead. There are sharks around it.

The man jumps in the water. He climbs on the whale. Then he stands on it for a moment. Authorities think about punishing him, but they don’t. The whale was dead. He did not hurt it.

The man’s parents say that he is an idiot.

Difficult words: climb (come/go), authorities (bosses of a part of a country), punish (to make somebody pay or do something he doesn’t like for doing something bad).

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

Do you also think he's an idiot?


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