Football helps people in Jordan – level 2

20-05-2015 15:00

In March 2011, about 3.8 million people left Syria as an uprising began against the government, and they went to camps in many countries, including Jordan. People at one camp in Jordan help the refugees, especially the children and young people, by encouraging them to play football.

A woman who helps at the camp explained that the children need to play and be kids so that they can feel better about themselves. She said that they need to forget the bad things that happened to them. Playing football gives them hope that they can feel normal and happy again.

Difficult words: uprising (when people fight their government), refugee (a person who left his country), encourage (to tell someone nicely to do something).

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

Do you think playing football helps the children?

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