North Korea Releases Injured US Student

(16Jun17) An earthquake, a college student, military forces, heavy flooding and an ex-FBI head are in today's news.

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  • In Guatemala, a 6.6-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale...
  • ...has killed five people and injured seven others,...
  • ...according to the country's national emergency coordination agency.
  • In the US, an Ohio hospital spokeswoman says the US college student,...
  • ...who was released by North Korea in a coma, suffered a "severe neurological injury."
  • In Iraq, Iraqi military forces said they are about to complete...
  • ...the encirclement of the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul,...
  • ...announcing the capture of a district on its outer layer.
  • In China, more than 300 local residents in Weining County...
  • ...were evacuated overnight from Wednesday to Thursday due to heavy floods.
  • And finally from Russia, President Vladimir Putin...
  • ...says ex-FBI head James Comey gave no proof Russia meddled in the US election.

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  • EVACUATE (Verb) 5
  • RESIDENT (Noun) 5
  • PROOF (Noun) 4
  • INJURY (Noun) 3
  • STUDENT (Noun) 1


Comprehension Questions

  1. What happened to the college student in North Korea?
    1. He was badly beaten by jail guards.
    2. He was banned from going to North Korea.
    3. He returned to the US with a severe brain injury.
    4. He dropped out of college to live in North Korea.

  2. Why were residents of Weining County evacuated?
    1. because of a possible civil war
    2. because of heavy flooding
    3. because of government regulations
    4. because of a possible earthquake

  3. What did the Russian president say about its involvement in the US election?
    1. The ex-FBI head did not give proof of it.
    2. The US president did not support the idea.
    3. The Russian president denied the accusations.
    4. The election committee proved the allegations.

Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think really happened to the American student in North Korea?

  2. Why do you think flooding occurs?

  3. How do you feel about another country getting involved in your country's elections?