Burkini in France – level 1

29-08-2016 07:00

The word “burkini” is from the words “burka” and “bikini.” It is a swimsuit for women. Muslim women wear it. It covers their body. Only their face, hands and feet are not covered.

Some people have a problem with the burkini. In 2009, people banned a woman from a swimming pool in Paris. Now, some French resorts are banning the burkini, too. The French Prime Minister is also against the burkini.

Other people are OK with it. They say that the ban is an infringement of rights. Critics say that the ban could make some Islamic terrorists angry.

Difficult words: ban (make something illegal), resort (a place popular with tourists), infringement of rights (a limitation of what a person can do).

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