Man stands on a dead whale – level 2

07-11-2014 07:00

Here is some news from Australia. A young man was at sea and he saw a dead whale. Sharks surrounded it, but he still jumped into the water and climbed up it. He then stood on it for a while.

Authorities thought about fining him, but he did not hurt the whale, as it was already dead. The man’s parents said that he is an idiot.

Difficult words: climb up (to go up something), authorities (people who are bosses of a region), fine (to make somebody pay money as a punishment).

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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