Doctors operate without electricity – level 2

30-11-2022 15:00

Last Wednesday, Russian missiles hit the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. It happened just at the moment when doctors were doing an open-heart surgery on a 14-year-old boy.

Doctors were in the surgery when suddenly the lights started to flicker and the room went dark. Hospital staff quickly started a generator to get some electricity. The doctors couldn’t wait for more light, so they continued to work on the operation with only the light from their phones and headlamps. Luckily, the boy survived and he was doing well after the operation.

Russia admitted that it wanted to cut Kyiv off from electricity and water. The idea was to stop Ukraine’s fight and to negotiate with Russia.

Difficult words: flicker (to go on and off quickly), generator (a machine which makes electricity), negotiate (to deal).

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