Uber in Rio – level 2

07-04-2016 15:00

Hundreds of taxis flooded the streets of Rio de Janeiro, but they were not going anywhere. They protested against Uber.

Taxi drivers feel that their services dropped by 60% since Uber began in Brazil, and they want the app to be banned. One man has worked as a taxi driver for 36 years, and he believes that Uber must end. He does not have the money to pay his housing bill. He says his electricity is about to be cut off.

Brazil is not the first country where people protest against Uber, but the company says that it defends the choice of its customers.

Difficult words: flood (be present in large numbers), ban (stop, make illegal), defend (protect).

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

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