5-speed listening (Borders - Level 0)

Farmer accidentally moves Belgium-France border






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Governments spend many years making borders. A farmer in Belgium changed the border between Belgium and France in a few minutes. He made Belgium about 1,000 square meters bigger. He moved a border stone 2.29 metres inside France. He moved it so he could drive his tractor around his field more easily.

Moving a border can lead to war. Luckily, Belgium and France saw the funny side of this. The mayor of the Belgian town said the stone was put there in 1819. He said he would find the person who moved the stone. The mayor added: "We know exactly where the stone was before. It was right next to a tree."

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