Age Range: 12 – 17 years
A few years ago, the BBC made the TV programme Dynasties about animal families across the world. They chose to film David and his family – a group of chimpanzees in south-eastern Senegal. Sometimes families are happy and sometimes they fight. Sometimes life is good and sometimes it is not easy. It is the same for chimpanzees, and for all animal families.
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BBC Dynasties: Chimpanzees, a Level 3 Reader, is A2 in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, introducing first conditional, past continuous and present perfect simple for general experience. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear on most pages.