British Pubs and the Coronavirus – level 2

01-02-2021 15:00

Lamb and Flag is a pub in Oxford, UK, and it opened in 1566. Later, it moved to the city center, and it became a favorite place of famous writers like Tolkien and Lewis.

Oxford was a place where students and scholars lived, and pubs became a part of their lives. Students kept some pubs alive to this day, but the coronavirus pandemic changed everything.

Now, after 455 years, Lamb and Flag must close because of money. The coronavirus had an impact on many pubs, restaurants, and hotels, and people started to see how important these places are for them. Some politicians asked the government to give more money to pubs because they are an important part of British life and tradition.

Difficult words: scholar (a type of a university student), alive (not dead), tradition (when something exists for a long time and it is a normal part of people’s lives).

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