Truck is too heavy for a bridge – level 1

02-02-2015 07:00

A truck drives onto a bridge. The truck is very heavy. The bridge is small and weak. The bridge falls down. This happens in China.

The bridge connects a village with towns. The people from the village have a problem. They cannot use the bridge. They must go around it, and that takes more time.

There is a water pipe under the bridge. The pipe is broken, too.

Difficult words: weak (not strong), connect (to go between two things), water pipe (a long object in which water moves).

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