Turtles on the beach – level 2

21-09-2015 15:00

“Arribada” means “arrival by sea” in Spanish, and it is a wildlife phenomenon. Every year, thousands of turtles arrive on a beach in Costa Rica to nest and lay their eggs in the sand. Hundreds of people came to the beach to look at the turtles.

Sadly, some people stood in the way of the turtles and made them return to the sea without laying their eggs. Some tourists even touched the turtles, sat on their nests, took pictures with flash cameras, and even placed children on top of the turtles to take photos.

Difficult words: phenomenon (something special which happens in nature), nest (to build a nest – a safe place for laying eggs).

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

What do you think about the tourists?

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