Trees for Notre Dame – level 1

17-03-2021 15:00

It is April 2019. Fire destroys the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France. It is a sad moment for many French people. Notre Dame is one of the most important buildings in France. It is necessary to repair the cathedral.

The French president wants to repair the cathedral through 2024. Many people think that it is not possible. It is not easy to find so many trees to repair it.

The trees must be at least one meter wide and 18 meters long. People must cut down around 1,000 trees in different French forests.

They must work fast. The wood starts to get wet in spring. The wood must get dry. It lasts 18 months. Then, it is possible to build the cathedral.

Difficult words: cathedral (a large church), repair (when something is broken or damaged and somebody makes it good again), wood (the material which comes from trees and people use it for building or making fire).

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