Two Men Escape from a Prison – level 3

11-06-2015 07:00

A bright post-it note was left by two convicted murderers as they fled a maximum security prison in New York. It has been dubbed as a ‘Shawshank Redemption-style escape’ with men cutting a hole through a wall and crawling out through sewer tunnels.

A huge manhunt is under way for 48 year-old Richard Matt, and 34 year-old David Sweat, who busted out of Clinton Correctional Facility sometime between Friday night and early Saturday.

More than 200 local, state and federal law enforcement officials set up road blocks, took to the air and went door-to-door in the search for the men who have been described as dangerous.

New York is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to their arrests and has notified law enforcement in Canada and Mexico about the fugitives.

“Again, please, we’re trying to enlist the help of New Yorkers. These are not people to be trifled with. Look at the picture, if you see them, please contact law enforcement immediately. Thank you very much.”

Difficult words: post-it note (a piece of paper which can be stuck on something), dub (to give an unofficial name to something), sewer tunnel (a tunnel which carries away waste material), huge (very big), bust out (to escape), facility (a big building), trifle with (to treat somebody without seriousness).



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When you listen to people in your native language, you do not translate. You simply understand. The same has to be in English. When you learn English, you have to learn the whole sentences in context.

Students, who translate English texts, do exercises and do tests are very good at translating, doing exercises and doing tests, but they have problems with understanding English in real life. In real life, nobody waits for your translation. People usually use simple English when they speak but they use it fast. You have to understand with no translation to your native language. If you translate, you cannot be part of communication because you are thinking about the language too much. These words are maybe hard to read but they are true.

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