Protest in Calais

Protest in Calais

Protest in Calais

Level 1:

Thousands of migrants move to Calais, France. They run away from war and poverty in their countries. However, the situation is not good for the French people.

The migrants are in a big camp. People call it the jungle migrant camp. People destroy a half of it. Politicians say that they want to destroy the second half. They do not say when they will do this. More than 7,000 migrants live in that half of the camp.

Some French people are angry with their politicians. They say that the politicians do not do anything. They protest.

A big group of trucks goes on the road. They move very slow. They slow down the traffic.

Difficult words: poverty (the situation of being poor – having no money), destroy (break something completely), politician (a “boss” of a country).

Level 2:

Thousands of migrants moved to Calais, France. They are fleeing war and poverty in their countries, but the situation in Calais is now not good for the French residents or businesses.

Earlier this year, the government destoryed the southern half of the so-called jungle migrant camp. France’s Interior Minister said that the rest of the camp would be gone too, but he gave no date. People think that more than 7,000 migrants live in the northern half of the camp.

Some locals say that the government is not doing anything and they decided to protest. They drove in a big group of trucks, slowing the traffic down to a minimum, in the protest against the migrants.

Difficult words: flee (run away from a place or situation of danger), resident (a person who lives somewhere for a long time).

Level3:

Residents and businesses in Calais, France, have been hit hard by the thousands of migrants who descended on the region after fleeing war and poverty in their countries.

Earlier this year, authorities dismantled the southern half of Calais’ so-called jungle migrant camp. France’s Interior Minister said that the rest of the camp would be dismantled but a date is yet to be confirmed. People think that more than 7,000 migrants live in the remaining northern half of the camp.

Some locals say that the government is not doing anything and they decided to protest. A convoy of trucks slowed traffic to a crawl in the protest against the impact of the growing numbers of migrants in the French port.

Difficult words: descend on (make an unexpected visit), dismantle (destroy something), crawl (a very slow movement), impact (an effect).

 

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