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Ten thousand people come to a city. The city is in China. People come to a festival. It is a kite festival.

The festival lasts eight days. People fly their kites. Some kites are strange.

The city is famous for the festival. The festival started in 1984. It happens every year. People from 40 countries visit it.

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1 ) Kite – noun  /kaɪt/- Kite - noun  kaɪt

2 ) Last – noun  /lɑːst/- (the person or thing) after everyone or everything else:

 hate being the last one to arrive at a meeting.

Our house is the last one on the left before the traffic lights.

The Mets will definitely finish the season in last place (= at the lowest rank of their division).

know Johnson finished last in the race, but who was second to last (= the one before the one at the end)?

I don’t know why he bothers to bet – his horses always come in last.

3 ) Fly – verb  /flaɪ/ When a birdinsect, or aircraft flies, it moves through the air:

The poor bird couldn’t fly because it had a broken wing.

As soon as it saw us, the bird flew away/off. 

We flew to Paris.

We are flying at a height of 36,000 feet.

She has to fly thousands of miles every year for her job.

Who was the first person to fly (across) the Atlantic?

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4 ) Some – determiner  /səm/ – an amount or number of something that is not stated or not known; a part of something:

There’s some cake in the kitchen if you’d like it.

Here’s some news you might be interested in.

We’ve been having some problems with our TV over the last few weeks.

Could you give me some idea of when the construction work will finish?

I have to do some more work before I can go out.

5)  Strange adjective /streɪndʒ/ unusual and unexpected, or difficult to understand:

He has some very strange ideas about women!

You say the strangest things sometimes.

I had a strange feeling that we’d met before.

It’s strange that tourists almost never visit this village.

That‘s strange – I’m sure I put my glasses in my bag, but they’re not there.

6 ) Start verb /stɑːt/ to begin doing something:

When do you start your classes/your new job?

We’ll be starting (the session) at six o’clock.

Can you start (= begin a new job) on Monday?

They started building the house in January.

I’d just started to write a letter when the phone rang.

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7)  Happen verb  /ˈhæp.ən/ (of a situation or an event) to have existence or come into existence:

No one knows exactly what happened but several people have been hurt.

Anything could happen in the next half hour.

funny thing happened in the office today.

I don’t want to think about what might have happened if he’d been driving any faster.

8 ) Visit -verb /ˈvɪz.ɪt/ -to go to a place in order to look at it, or to a person in order to spend time with them:

We visited a few galleries while we were in Prague.

Will you visit me when I’m in the hospital?

When did you last visit the dentist/doctor?

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Kite Festival in China-level 2

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Teams from over 40 countries came to a Chinese city. They attended the 31st International Kite Festival.

It is an eight-day festival and around 10,000 people came this time. Weird and wonderful shapes of kites could be seen. The city is known as the kite capitol of the world. It is also considered to be the birthplace of kites. The festival started in 1984 and it takes place every year.

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Weird and wonderful shapes over China’s Shandong Province, as thousands of kites took to the skies for the 31st International Kite Festival.

Teams from over 40 countries descended on the city of Weifang for the eight-day festival which saw around 10,000 people showing off their unusual designs.

Known as the kite capitol of the world, Weifang is considered to be the birthplace of kites with the festival being held there every year since 1984.

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