Very Old Ballerina – level 1
A girl starts ballet when she is two. Her name is Barbara. She is from England. She stops taking exams when she is around 20. She teaches ballet, however.
Many years later, the girl grows into an old woman. She is 80 years old now. Her daughter starts ballet. Her daughter persuades Barbara to start taking exams again.
Barbara trains two hours every day for three weeks. She takes Grade 7 ballet exams. She passes. Her plan is to keep dancing. She plans to take Grade 8 exams, too.
Difficult words: exam (a formal test), persuade (talk to somebody and make him or her do something).
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