Manhole explodes – level 1

25-02-2015 07:00

Here is news from China. Boys stand at a manhole. One boy has a firecracker. He lights it and throws it in the manhole.

The manhole explodes. It hits the boys. One boy falls into the manhole. People save him. A camera films everything. It looks shocking, but the boys are fine.

Difficult words: manhole (a hole in the street that goes under the street), firecracker (something like a very small bomb for fun), light (to set on fire to activate or to start working).

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

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