North and South Korean families meet – level 2

03-11-2015 07:00

The 1950 to 1953 Korean War separated many Korean families. Members of those families could not communicate with each other, and they did not even know if their family was alive.

For the first time in 60 years, South and North Korea agreed to hold reunions. About 400 South Koreans travelled to the border to meet 96 of their North Korean family members.

South Korean families were told to avoid a long list of topics, including the North’s political situation or living standards. They were even given a guidebook on what to talk about.

Difficult words: separate (to break into pieces), reunion (an event when people meet after a long time), avoid (if you avoid something, you do not talk about it).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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