Daily News: Korean Leaders Commits to Peace

(30Apr18) A declaration, a protest, a state visit, a ministerial meeting and a music group are in today's news.

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资源:VOA News



  • In the Korean Peninsula, in a historic meeting,...
  • ...the leaders of the communist North and democratic South...
  • ...announce a joint declaration committing to denuclearization and peace.
  • Israeli troops kill three Palestinians...
  • ...and wound 400 during a violent protest at the Gaza-Israel border.
  • In the US, German chancellor Angela Merkel visits the White House Friday...
  • ...for a one-day working meeting with US president Donald Trump.
  • In Belgium, new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
  • ...sent a powerful message to NATO allies,...
  • ...traveling to Brussels for Friday's ministerial meeting...
  • ...just hours after being confirmed.
  • And finally from Sweden, legendary Swedish group Abba...
  • ...say they've recorded their first new songs since 1982.

特色词汇 难度级别

  • CHANCELLOR (Noun) 7
  • LEGENDARY (Adj) 6
  • DECLARATION (Noun) 6
  • COMMUNIST (Adj) 6
  • HISTORIC (Adj) 4


Comprehension Questions

  1. What made the meeting between the North and South Korean leaders historic?
    1. The two leaders decided to cooperate on producing nuclear weapons.
    2. The two leaders decided to finally unite their countries into one.
    3. The two leaders announced a joint declaration that commits to peace.
    4. The two leaders announced their plan to take over the world.

  2. What did the new US Secretary of State do at the ministerial meeting in Brussels?
    1. He sent a powerful message to allies in NATO.
    2. He planned an offensive action towards NATO allies.
    3. He began a heated discussion with NATO allies.
    4. He made a negative impression to NATO allies.

  3. What did the Swedish group Abba announce?
    1. The group will hold a world tour later this year.
    2. The group had recorded new songs for the first time since 1982.
    3. The group had recruited new members.
    4. The group will release a new album before the year is over.

Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the historic meeting between North and South Korea?

  2. Is it important for a country to have allies? Explain.

  3. Aside from Abba, describe a legendary group that you area familiar with.