Tree man illness – level 1

25-03-2016 07:00

A man in Bangladesh has an unusual skin illness. Its name is the tree man illness. The man’s hands look like little trees. Doctors in Bangladesh do a first operation on him. They operate on his right hand.

Doctors say that the man must have more operations. They want to operate on his left hand, too.

The doctors send small parts of his hands to America for tests. They want more information about the illness.

Only three people in the world have this illness – it is very rare

Difficult words: illness (when you are sick), rare (not normal).

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

What do you think about the tree man illness?


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