Statue of Nelson Mandela – level 1

03-05-2016 07:00

The 27th of April is a public holiday. People call it South Africa’s Freedom Day. On this day, 22 years ago, Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa’s first black president.

Mandela is the president until 1999. He guides South Africa to democracy. He is an icon of peace. He dies in 2013 at 95 years old.

South Africa gives Palestine a statue. It is 6 metres tall. It is a statue of Nelson Mandela. It is the first statue that South Africa gives to another country. It shows a good relationship between South Africa and Palestine. The statue sits in a square named after Mandela.

Difficult words: until (up to the point in time), guide (to help), relationship (the way in which two people/things are connected).

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