News Exercise # 124


1. Who live in this camp, and how long have they been there?
2. What idiomatic expression was used to describe what they are carrying?
3. Which people are being allowed to enter Jordan?
4. What problem has developed for Jordanian people?
5. Complete this quote from the King of Jordan:
We are actually dealing with ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____. Moscow and Washington are ____ ____ ____ ____ ____. We are dealing with the (Arabic word), the ____ ____ ____. That is ____ ____ ____, and I’m hoping ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____. And if that can happen, then ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____. If not, it will be ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____, and ____ ____ ____ ____ ____.

Answers:
1. Who live in this camp, and how long have they been there?
They are Syrian refugees. Many have been there for months.

2. What idiomatic expression was used to describe what they are carrying?
They are carrying their worldly goods, meaning everything that they own.

3. Which people are being allowed to enter Jordan?
Only the most vulnerable people are allowed to enter. This means children, elderly and sick people.

4. What problem has developed for Jordanian people?
Syrian immigrants are willing to work for lower salaries.

5. Complete this quote from the King of Jordan:
We are actually dealing with something worse than the cold war. Moscow and Washington are no longer each other’s enemies. We are dealing with the (Arabic word), the outlaws of Islam. That is the global threat, and I’m hoping that’s where the common ground is. And if that can happen, then Syria could have a political solution. If not, it will be a disaster for the Syrian people, and the bad people will win.

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