Vladimir Putin plays ice hockey – level 1
Vladimir Putin plays ice hockey. It is a friendly game. There are no losers or winners. It is a show. Everybody likes it.
Some players are amateurs like Putin. Other players are professionals. They play ice hockey. They don’t play now.
Something bad happens in Ukraine. Ukrainian soldiers fight with pro-Russian soldiers. Some people die. The game starts with a moment of silence because of this.
Difficult words: amateur (person who does sport only for fun), professional (person does sport for money), moment of silence (when people say nothing out of respect for people who died or who are hurt).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
Do you play ice hockey?
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