Panda’s first birthday – level 1
This news is about a panda. She is from Taiwan. She is one year old. She celebrates her birthday. Her celebration is traditional.
People hang pieces of bamboo for her. The panda chooses a piece. Each piece represents a species at the zoo. The panda becomes a spokesperson for the species.
She is also given a cake. People made the cake from her favourite foods. It has bamboo, apples, carrots and pineapples. The panda is very popular. A lot of people come to see her.
Difficult words: celebrate (to have fun for a special reason), species (animal type), spokesperson (somebody who speaks for a group).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
Do you have a pet? Do you celebrate their birthdays?
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