Tumbleweeds in Australia – level 2

23-02-2016 07:00

Tumbleweeds blocked doors, windows and gardens in a town in Victoria, Australia. People there call the tumbleweeds “hairy panic”.

The conditions were very dry this summer, which means that now there are a lot of tumbleweeds. People think that this is coming from a local field which a farmer does not maintain. The local council refused to help the people because the tumbleweeds are not a fire risk.

Difficult words: tumbleweed (a dry bush that moves around in the summer), council (the local people in charge of a place), refuse (to say “no” to something).

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

What would you do if you had these tumbleweeds at your house?


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