Moby the Boat – level 1

27-10-2020 15:00

A man makes a boat. It takes him 20 years. He spends 100,000 pounds on the boat. The boat is special. It looks like a whale. The boat is named after Moby-Dick. Moby-Dick is the whale in Herman Melville’s famous book.

The boat is 20 metres long. It is on a lake in Scotland. The man wants to sail to London. From London, he wants to sail to New York. It is 5,600 kilometres to New York.

The man is 73 years old. He says that doing this is better than watching TV.

Difficult words: sail (to ride in a boat that has a sail – a large cloth to help move the boat).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

Would you ride this boat from England to New York?


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