Cambodia´s Bamboo Trains – level 2

02-07-2019 15:00

Cambodia plans to restore its train lines, which could mean the end of the famous bamboo trains. The homemade trains, known as ‘norries’, are powered by small motorcycle engines. They can carry as many as 15 people.

There are 40 norry drivers who have been working at the tracks for 20 years. With the tracks gone, they do not know how they will eat or care for their families. They are appealing to the government to find another place to run the norries. The government says that it may relocate the railway to a nearby district.

Difficult words: restore (bring back), appeal (ask), district (area).

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