The day of the Concorde crash – level 1


Concorde is a fantastic plane. People make this plane in 1969. Concorde can fly faster than the speed of sound. The plane can go from London to New York in 3 hours. The plane flies 18 kilometers above the sea.

On July 25, 2000, Concorde is preparing to fly from Paris to New York. There is an accident during the start. There is a big fire. The plane crashes into a hotel near the airport. All the people die.

After the accident, people don’t want to fly in Concorde. It is a problem. In 2003, Concorde must stop its service.

Difficult words: speed (information which shows how fast something is), above (over), during (at some point in an activity), crash (to have a bad accident), service (work).

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