Nora the polar bear – level 1

20-09-2023 15:00

Here is some news from a zoo. This zoo is in Ohio, USA. The zoo makes a video.

The video shows a polar bear. At the beginning of the video, the polar bear is only 7 days old. At the end of the video, the polar bear is 83 days old. You can see how she grows.

The zoo needs a name for the bear. The zoo asks people. They choose the name “Nora”.

Nora’s mother doesn’t take care of her. People take care of Nora instead. She is fine and she is very popular on the Internet.

Difficult words: need (if you need something, it is important to have it), take care of (to help).

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

What creative name would you come up with for Nora the polar bear?


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