People look for diamonds – level 2

23-06-2021 07:00

A man found stones which looked like crystals in the ground near a village in South Africa.

The man told other people about the discovery, and more than a thousand people rushed to the field. They wanted to find some stones, too. They said that it could help solve their problems with money and crime.

Local authorities asked geologists and other experts to come and study the stones. It was not clear yet if the stones were real diamonds, but some people already started selling them. Authorities asked people to leave the field and let experts do their work. They shared a video on social media, and they called the situation a ’diamond rush’.

Difficult words: discovery (to find something new or important), geologist (a scientist who studies rocks), rush (when many people want to get somewhere quickly).

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

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