Panda’s first birthday – level 2

18-07-2014 07:00

A panda from Taiwan celebrated her first birthday. She had a traditional birthday celebration of “drawing lots”.

People hung eight bamboo tubes. There was a name on each tube. The panda chose her favourite one. Each tube represented an animal species. The panda will be used as a spokesperson for the species that she chose.

She was also given a special birthday cake which was made from her favourite foods. They were bamboo, apples, carrots and pineapples. According to the zoo, the panda attracted more than 1.6 million visitors since she was born.

Difficult words: drawing lots (making a decision by choosing a piece of wood or a stone), species (animal kind), 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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