Deadly disease in India – level 1

26-02-2015 15:00

The swine flu is a disease. Around 13,000 people in India have this disease. Seven hundred and seventy-four people are dead.

The Indian government tries to help its people. The government gives hospitals medical supplies.

There is also a campaign on TV and on the radio. It tells people what to do.

Difficult words: disease (a bad sickness), government (the “bosses” of a country), medical supplies (things which doctors use to help people), campaign (videos on TV or messages on the radio about something).

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

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