World Giraffe Day – level 1

27-06-2018 07:00

The 21st June is a special date. In the northern hemisphere, the day is the longest of the year. In the southern hemisphere, the opposite is true. The night on 21st June is the longest of the year.

The giraffe is the animal with the longest neck. People make June 21st the World Giraffe Day. On this day, people can learn about giraffes. They can grow to around six metres. They eat leaves and buds.

Difficult words: hemisphere (a half of the planet), bud (a thing on a plant from which a leaf later grows).

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