Pan American Games begin – level 1
The Pan American Games begin. The games begin in Mexico. People organise the lightning ceremony there. The ceremony is a special event. People light the torch at this event.
The torch then travels to Toronto. Toronto is in Canada. It is 5,000 kilometres away. The torch travels for 41 days.
The games begin in Mexico. But they happen in Toronto. Around 7,000 sportsmen and sportswomen come to Toronto. They can try to win in 36 sports.
Difficult words: -pan (all inclusive – including both Americas and Caribbean), light (to set on fire), torch (a thing which is on fire and which people can hold and carry).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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