Pig Virus in China – level 1

21-05-2019 07:00

China is the biggest producer of pork. China is having problems. Many Chinese pigs are ill. One million of them are dead.

They are ill because they have a virus. The virus is deadly. If a pig catches it, it is going to die. By the end of this year, China will have only 66% of its pigs.

Difficult words: producer (somebody which produces – makes, has), pork (pig meat), will (in the future).

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