In 2003, two French cameramen[1]US: [ˈkæm(ə)rəmæn] UK: [‘kæmrəmen] n. (电影或电视节目的)摄影师 went to Antarctica[2]US: [æn’tɑ:rktɪkə] UK: [æn’tɑ:ktɪkə] n. 南极洲 to film emperor[3]US: [ˈemp(ə)rə(r)] UK: [ˈemp(ə)rə(r)] n. 皇帝;帝王 penguins[4][ˈpeŋɡwɪn] n. 【鸟】企鹅 for a year. Their fantastic film is called March of the Penguins.

Emperor penguins are amazing birds. They go on a very long and difficult journey every year. Hundreds of penguins get together and walk more than one hundred kilometers across the ice. They walk until they find a safe place for the mothers to lay eggs.

After they lay their eggs, the mothers give them to the fathers to look after. Then they walk back to the sea to find food for their new chicks.
The fathers stay with the eggs. They balance the eggs carefully on their feet because it is too cold on the ice. The fathers wait for sixty-four days for the eggs to hatch[5]US: [hætʃ] UK: [hætʃ] v. 孵化;孵出;策划;出壳
n. (船甲板或飞机底部装货物的)舱口
. They stand close together to keep warm in the snow and icy wind.

The mothers come back with food after two months. They feed the chicks while the fathers walk to the sea and back to find food for themselves. The parents make several journeys to find food until the chicks are about four months old. After that, the parents leave the chicks to look after themselves and return to the sea.
March of the Penguins is a very famous film.
Lots of people from all over the world went to watch it at the cinema. It’s a documentary, but it’s a wonderful story, too.

Word Bank

Word Bank
1 US: [ˈkæm(ə)rəmæn] UK: [‘kæmrəmen] n. (电影或电视节目的)摄影师
2 US: [æn’tɑ:rktɪkə] UK: [æn’tɑ:ktɪkə] n. 南极洲
3 US: [ˈemp(ə)rə(r)] UK: [ˈemp(ə)rə(r)] n. 皇帝;帝王
4 [ˈpeŋɡwɪn] n. 【鸟】企鹅
5 US: [hætʃ] UK: [hætʃ] v. 孵化;孵出;策划;出壳
n. (船甲板或飞机底部装货物的)舱口