World War I memorial – level 2
During World War I, there was a big battle at Gallipoli in Turkey, in which about 130,000 soldiers died. Australia and New Zealand were part of this battle, and it was the first time that the countries went to war. The people of these countries were proud because it showed that they were separate from England.
Now, it is 2015. Many people visit Gallipoli from Australia and New Zealand as a pilgrimage to honour the soldiers who died there. On April 25, people commemorated the battle from 100 years ago. They call April 25 Anzac Day.
Difficult words: pilgrimage (when people visit a special place), commemorate (to remember or honour).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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