Shark attacks a surfer – level 1

23-07-2015 07:00

A man is in the sea. He is in South Africa. He is a surfer. He is at a surfing league.

A shark appears. It attacks the man. He panics. He starts screaming. He punches the shark. The man is lucky. He is OK.

There are many sharks in South Africa. In 2013, a shark killed a man.

Difficult words: league (a situation when people try to be the best at something), appear (to come quickly), punch (to hit with a closed hand).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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