Old Letter in a Chimney – level 1

03-10-2022 15:00

A boy writes to Father Christmas (Santa). He asks for some things in the letter. He puts the letter in his home’s chimney. Father Christmas never gets the letter. It stays in the chimney.

Seventy-four years later, builders tear down the chimney. They find the letter. They are surprised. They take a picture of it. They put the picture on Facebook.

An old man sees the picture. He contacts the builders. The old man is that little boy! It is his letter.

The old man meets the builders. The builders give him the things that he wanted from the letter.

Difficult words: chimney (a tall round or rectangular thing where smoke from a fire goes up and leaves a building), tear down (to destroy, to break), surprised (if something special happens, it can surprise you).

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

What do you think about the builders finding the old man’s letter?


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