Soldiers give woman a cake – level 2

06-05-2022 07:00

Meri Mion is an Italian woman who celebrated her 90th birthday last week. In her hometown of Vincenza, a special ceremony celebrated the arrival of US soldiers in Italy at the end of World War II.

US soldiers gave Meri a birthday cake. When Meri was 13 years old, she hid with her family on a farm because German and US soldiers were fighting near the area. When US soldiers liberated Italy, Meri’s mother baked a birthday cake for her. She left it by the window, but someone stole it. Apparently, hungry US soldiers stole it.

At the ceremony, US soldiers gave Meri a new cake to replace the one from 77 years ago.

Difficult words: hide (to put in a place so nobody can see that thing or person), liberate (to free), apparently (referring to something that maybe is true).

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