Polar bear in London – level 2
People saw a giant polar bear in the streets of London. It scared people but it was no danger to them. The bear was actually a TV show prop, and it was used to promote a new TV series.
It took a team of 19 people eight weeks to make the animal. The people used 60 types of material but mainly they used sheep fur. Two people move the 8 foot-long (2.4 metres) bear from the inside. They had to study real polar bears to know how they move.
Difficult words: prop (something used in a film or a TV show), promote (to make popular), fur (the hair from an animal).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think of this type of advertising?
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