Etiket arşivi: seviye 3


Argentina’s coastguard has sunk a Chinese fishing trawler after a territorial waters dispute. According to officials, the boat was fishing illegally in its national waters. In a statement, the Argentine navy said that the boat was intercepted after it did not heed warning calls. Sailors then shot holes in different parts of the fishing boat, causing it to sink.
The Argentine navy says it has been 15 years since one of its vessels last sank a foreign vessel fishing illegally in Argentina’s waters, but the offending ship was performing manoeuvres designed to force a collision with the coastguard, putting at risk not only its own crew, but coastguard personnel.
The Chinese government has “expressed serious concern” over the incident, but appeared to admit that it had been fishing in Argentina’s territorial waters, before it was engaged and sunk.
Four of the trawler’s crew were rescued. Others who abandoned ship were picked up by another Chinese vessel shadowing the pursuit.

Difficult words: trawler (a boat), dispute (a conflict), intercept (to stop), heed (to follow, to pay attention to), vessel (a ship), offending (problematic), personnel (the people working), concern (to worry), engage (to interact), shadow (to watch closely), pursuit (a chase)

English News – Boy’s dreams come true

English News – Boy’s dreams come true

The Afghan boy, who captured the Internet’s heart for customising a plastic bag into Lionel Messi shirt, has had his dreams come true after the footballer sent him the real deal personalised with his signature!
No hiding his smile, Murtaza Ahmadi proudly wears his new football jersey bearing Messi’s famous number 10, as he has a kick about.

From a poor family in Ghazni and unable to afford a real Messi shirt, the 5 year-old got creative. The innovative use of a blue and white striped plastic bag to represent the Argentinian national team shirt struck at the heartstrings of many and made the little boy an online hit.
Messi, a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, sent a package to Murtaza containing his two teams’ soccer jerseys – Argentina and Barcelona – and a ball, to symbolise a child’s right to play.
Which clearly little Murtaza is putting into good practice.

Difficult words: customise (to change the way that you want it), real deal (a real thing), jersey (a sports shirt), bear (to have), innovative (unique), heartstrings (used in reference to one’s deepest feelings), goodwill (good), ambassador (somebody who represents something).

War children of Syria

İngilizce Haberler Seviye 3 – War children of Syria

Samir Duwoot says she cries every day because her children don’t have a father. It’s the reality of the five-year conflict in Syria. People, families left with nothing. Her daughter knows no different. Like many children here, her young eyes have seen much of the brutality of conflict, but have never seen home.

Her dad, Shahadi Nanood, died last year while fighting for the regime. She doesn’t understand where he’s gone, with her mother saying she sleeps in the same place her father used to sleep, she’s waiting for him to come home.

The rest of their family have fled to Lebanon. For those in poverty like them, there’s no option but to stay.

They now live in this school near Damascus, which 141 people now call home. A building serving a dual purpose. But it’s estimated that across Syria, up to 2 million children no longer go to school, a further million no longer live in their own homes and 6 million need emergency humanitarian assistance.

“It’s been the most dangerous place in the world for children. 5 years is a lifetime for a child! This war has been going on for five years! There are 10 year olds in Syria who’ve never seen the inside of a classroom.”

Generations, opportunities changed forever by this conflict and in the balance if the ceasefire doesn’t hold.


Zor Kelimeler : conflict (fighting), brutality (violence), regime (a group that supports a leader), poverty (the situation of being poor), dual (two-part), estimate (to guess carefully), humanitarian (helping people), generation (a group of people born through a period of about 20 years of time), ceasefire (when people agree not to fight during a war).