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Cat Festival in Tokyo – level 1

This news is from Tokyo. A cat festival happens there. People dress up as cats. They paint their faces, wear masks, and put on cat ears. They parade through the streets.

A Japanese designer organises this festival. The festival celebrates three things – Halloween, autumn, and cats. The festival is a hit. People look very good.

The Japanese love cats. They have cat cafés and Hello Kitty. People love homeless cats, too.

Difficult words: parade (when people move slowly down a street to honour something), celebrate (show that you like something by having a good time).

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Cat Festival in Tokyo – level 2

A cat festival happened in Tokyo in an area which is famous for its love of cats. People painted their faces, wore masks, or just put on cat ears, and paraded through the streets.

A Japanese designer organised the festival. She said that she wanted to celebrate Halloween, autumn and cats all in one parade. The festival was a hit. People put a lot of work into their costumes.

Japan is a country that loves cats. It introduced cat cafés and Hello Kitty to the world. There’s even enough love for stray cats in Tokyo.

Difficult words: parade (when people move slowly down a street to honour something), costume (a set of clothes which look like something special), stray (homeless).

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Cat Festival in Tokyo – level 3

The annual ghostly cat festival happened in Tokyo. Locals painted their faces, wore masks, or just popped on some cat ears to parade through an area famed for its love of cats. Japanese designer Okameya Yuko organised the festival and said that she wanted to celebrate Halloween, autumn and cats all in one parade. It seems that it was a hit, with one participant saying that it was amazing and impressive because people put a lot of work into their cosplays. Japan is a country that loves cats – it introduced cat cafés and Hello Kitty to the world. There’s even enough love for stray cats in Tokyo, which are a common sight. A person could say that Japan is a pretty pawsome place.

Difficult words: annual (happening every year), ghostly (mysterious, magical), cosplay (the word for “costume” from the Japanese language), stray (homeless), pawsome (this is a mix of two words: “paw” and “awesome”).

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