Trump Expresses Support for NATO

(20Mar17) A press conference, an air attack, refugees, a demilitarized zone and a parade are in today's news.

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  • In the US, President Donald Trump expresses strong support for the NATO alliance...
  • a joint press conference with visiting German chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House.
  • The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 42 people are dead...
  • ...after an air attack on a mosque in a rebel-held village in northern Syria.
  • Thirty-one Somali refugees were killed...
  • ...when a helicopter gunship attacked their boat off the coast of Yemen.
  • In South Korea, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...
  • ...visits the village of Panmunjom,...
  • ...located in the demilitarized zone that divides North and South Korea.
  • And finally from the US, Irish pride is in full force on Fifth Avenue...
  • ...for the traditional New York City St. Patrick's Day parade.

特色词汇 难度级别

  • ALLIANCE (Noun) 7
  • CHANCELLOR (Noun) 7
  • PRIDE (Noun) 5
  • HUMAN RIGHT (Noun) 5
  • REFUGEE (Noun) 5


Comprehension Questions

  1. How does Trump feel about NATO?
    1. He opposes all activities conducted by NATO.
    2. He expressed disagreement over NATO's security plans.
    3. He strongly supports the relationship with NATO.
    4. He plans to withdraw the US from NATO.

  2. Where did the US Secretary of State go?
    1. He visited an area that divides two countries.
    2. He visited an area affected by an air strike.
    3. He visited an area invaded by militants.
    4. He visited an area inhabited by refugees.

  3. What took place in New York City?
    1. an air strike
    2. an Irish event
    3. a state visit
    4. a press conference

Discussion Questions

  1. Do you think an alliance with NATO is important? Explain your answer.

  2. What do you think about the remaining division between North and South Korea?

  3. Describe a famous parade celebrated in your country.