Burkini in France – level 2
Burkini is a newly created word from the words “burka” and “bikini.” It is a swimsuit that covers a woman’s body. Only her face, hands and feet are not covered.
In 2009, people banned a woman from a public pool in Paris for wearing a burkini. Now, many French resorts are banning it completely. Some people say that this is an infringement of rights, and that they would not care if somebody besides them wore it. Others, like the French Prime Minister, want to ban the burkini altogether.
Many critics say that the ban could provoke Islamic terrorists.
Difficult words: ban (make something illegal), resort (a place popular with tourists), infringement (limiting something).
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