Tortoise Takes a Walk – level 1

10-08-2017 07:00

In Japan, a woman buys her husband a pet. She gets him a giant African tortoise.

The man likes to walk his tortoise. He walks it in Tokyo. The tortoise is very big. It may weigh 70 kilograms!

People are surprised to see it. They take pictures of it. They put these pictures on the Internet. It is very popular on the Internet now.

The man says that his tortoise is selfish sometimes. When they walk, it wants to make new paths.

Difficult words: weigh (to be heavy), selfish (to think only about yourself), path (a way to walk).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

Would you walk with a tortoise this big?

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