Unusual Events (Beginner – A2)

Unusual Events – Transcript

I want to tell you about an unusual event that happens in my town. My name is Nicole, and I’m from Gloucestershire in England. This is an old traditional event. People think that it began sometime in the 1700s. It takes place on the last Monday in May, and it is known as the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling.
Every year, people chase a rolling cheese wheel down a very steep hill. The winner is the first person to reach the bottom of the hill. You have to be very careful. Sometimes people get hurt. It used to be only a very local event, but now people from all over the world come to take part in it. Not long ago, a man from Japan won one of the races. Isn’t that cool?
After the race, people eat cheeses from all over Gloucestershire.

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Do you enjoy discovering new and exciting things? Here is a list of some unusual events that happen around the world! Let’s take a quick look at these fascinating festivals.

La Tomatina, Spain

Imagine a town where people gather to throw tomatoes at each other! La Tomatina in Buñol, Spain, is just that. Every August, thousands of people join in a gigantic tomato fight. It’s messy, it’s fun, and it’s a unique way to celebrate.

The Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain

In Pamplona, brave participants run through the streets chased by angry bulls. It’s an ancient tradition that happens during the San Fermín festival. People from all over the world come to join the thrill and excitement of this daring event.


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Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea

Have you ever wanted to play in the mud? In Boryeong, South Korea, there’s a festival where people enjoy mud wrestling, mud sliding, and just having fun in the mud. There’s even a contest to choose the mud king! It’s a messy but incredibly fun way to cool off during the hot summer days.

Night of the Radishes, Mexico

In Oaxaca, Mexico, artists carve amazing sculptures out of radishes! This unique event happens every December. The radish carvings tell stories and showcase incredible creativity and talent. It’s a night where vegetables become art!

Holi, India

The Holi is a festival of colors celebrated across India. People come together to celebrate the arrival of spring by throwing vibrantly-colored powder at each other. It’s a joyful and lively event where friends and family gather to dance, sing, and embrace the spirit of togetherness. The colors symbolize the triumph of good over evil and the arrival of a season full of warmth and happiness. Holi is a unique celebration that leaves everyone covered in rainbow colors. 

Frozen Dead Guy Days, USA

In Nederland, Colorado, there’s a festival dedicated to a frozen guy! Bredo Morstoel, a Norwegian, is cryogenically frozen in a shed, and the town celebrates him with events like coffin races and frozen turkey bowling. It’s a quirky way to celebrate this unusual artifact.


All of these events show us that the world is full of exciting and unique celebrations. Whether it’s throwing tomatoes, running with bulls, playing in the mud, carving radishes, covering everything with color, or celebrating a frozen Norwegian. Each of these events brings its own charm and quirkiness. So, if you ever get a chance to enjoy these unusual experiences, do it! You will certainly have an interesting story to tell to your friends and family. 

Is there an unusual even in your part of the world? What is it? Write about it in the comments below. 






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