Tourists damage the Colosseum – level 1

17-03-2015 07:00

Two American girls are in Rome. They are 21 and 25. They visit the Colosseum. They damage it. They write their initials on a wall. Then they take a selfie. Police officers see the girls. They stop them.

The Colosseum is 2,000 years old. It is very popular. Millions of people visit it every year. Sadly, some tourists damage it. A Russian man put an initial on a wall last year. Police caught him. He paid 20,000 euros.

Difficult words: damage (to do something bad to something), initial (the first letter of a name), selfie (a picture of yourself, taken by yourself; this picture is often put on the Internet).

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

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