Witch at Hospital – level 1

13-01-2021 07:00

People in Italy celebrate Epiphany Eve. Epiphany Eve is the night of January 5. A witch called Befana visits homes. She gives gifts and sweets to children. She is similar to Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas. They give gifts on Christmas.

A woman does something special. She visits children in hospital. She wants to make the sick children happy.

She flies like Befana among the hospital buildings. She waves. Children and hospital staff are happy. They cheer and wave.

The woman´s name is Donatella. She is a mountain rescuer. She hangs on a cable. She usually uses the cable in her work.

Difficult words: cheer (when people shout because they are happy), mountain rescuer (a person who helps people who have an accident in the mountains), cable (a strong and thick rope usually from metal or plastic).

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