Walrus cancels fireworks – level 1

10-01-2023 07:00

In November, people in France see a walrus in the sea. In December, people see the animal in Britain.

At the New Year weekend, the walrus reaches Scarborough. Scarborough is a small town in Britain. The animal stays in the harbor. Local people and tourists are very excited. They name the walrus Thor. Thor takes a rest after a long swim. Authorities put a barrier around him to keep him safe.

Authorities cancel New Year’s fireworks. They don’t want to scare Thor. After a few hours, he swims away.

Difficult words: reach (to get to a place), harbor (a place near the sea where ships stay), firework (small explosives which people light and they make the sky full of colors).

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