North Korea Readies Strike Plan

(11Aug2017) Post-election unrest in Kenya, more drownings in Yemen, and a bus accident in London are in today's news.

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  • In North Korea, Pyongyang says it is finalizing a plan to launch...
  • ...a salvo of four ballistic missiles off the shores of the US territory of Guam.
  • In Kenya, the chairman of the election commission says its voting system...
  • ...was hacked one week before Tuesday's presidential election but was not compromised.
  • Tensions in the country remain high.
  • In Yemen, the International Organization for Migration says five migrants are dead...
  • ...and more than 50 others missing after smugglers forced them from a boat...
  • the coast of Yemen in the second such drowning in two days.
  • In China, rescue efforts are underway after a 7.0-magnitude quake...
  • the Sichuan province killed about 20 people and injured more than 200 others.
  • And finally from the UK, a London bus plowed into a shop on a busy street,...
  • ...leaving two people trapped and others hurt after the driver blacked out.

特色词汇 难度级别

  • UNDERWAY (Adj) 7
  • BALLISTIC (Adj) 6
  • COMMISSION (Noun) 6
  • HACK (Verb) 5
  • MIGRATION (Noun) 5


Comprehension Questions

  1. Why are tensions high in Kenya?
    1. Armed rebels have taken over the government.
    2. People believe the elections were rigged.
    3. Trump and Kim are exchanging insults.
    4. It's a target of ballistic missiles.

  2. What happened off the coast of Yemen?
    1. People died in the sea.
    2. Migrants were shot by pirates.
    3. A strong earthquake killed 20 people.
    4. Refugees were caught smuggling children.

  3. What caused the accident in London?
    1. a double-decker bus that was too high
    2. driving well over the speed limit
    3. a driver who lost consciousness
    4. streets that are too narrow

Discussion Questions

  1. Why do plans need to be "finalized"?

  2. What can people do to prepare for earthquakes?

  3. What can the government do to prevent accidents like the one in London?