Russians Celebrate the End of Winter – level 3

03-03-2017 15:00

Some Russians celebrated the end of winter in a special way. They organised a competition in sliding down an ice hill in fancy dress.

The 11 teams put on some crazy costumes and got on their home-made sledges. There were many people to cheer on the competitors as they went down the icy track. The winners were a team who slid the longest distance.

The team of Vikings won. They got a worthy prize – 300 square metres of land in the Russian countryside.

One of the winning Vikings, with an orange beard, said that the team will probably share the land. But first the Vikings will build themselves their own sauna. Vikings and the sauna – what more could you possibly ask for.

Difficult words: slide (move smoothly on a surface), fancy dress (a costume), sledge (a vehicle used for travelling on snow or ice), beard (hair that some men have under their nose and on their chin).

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