Capital of Indonesia – level 1

08-05-2019 15:00

Jakarta is Indonesia’s capital. The city has problems. It is overcrowded. Too many people live there.

There are often traffic jams. People say that traffic jams cost $7 billion a year. Also, the city is sinking. More than one half of it is below the sea. Due to these problems, the Indonesian president decides to move the capital. This can take up to 10 years. It is going to cost $23–$33 billion.

Difficult words: traffic jam (when there is too much traffic and the cars move very slowly or stop completely), sink (go under water), decide (choose to do something).

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