Speed Reading — Level 2 — 100 wpm

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A father was surprised when he invited his family, friends and neighbours to his daughter Rubi's 15th birthday party. His Facebook post went viral and 1.2 million people accepted his invitation. Crescencio Ibarra said he would not turn any of them away. He said he had no idea why his post became so popular because he just wanted to invite people who lived nearby. So many people might go to the party that there will also be a lot of police.

A 15th birthday is important in a girl's life in Mexico. It is when she comes of age. There is a traditional party with lots of guests. The girl wears a beautiful dress, a tiara and make-up. At Rubi's party, three bands will play music. There will be a horse race. The winner will get $490. There are many jokes about Mr Ibarra's post online. Rubi's favourite shows Donald Trump and Mexico's president agreeing to let Mexican migrants in the USA go to her party.

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