France and Russia fight together – level 1

25-11-2015 07:00

The Islamic State attacked Paris. One hundred and twenty-nine people died in Paris.

The Islamic State also destroyed a plane. It was a Russian plane. Two hundred and twenty-four people died on the plane.

France and Russia are angry. They fight the Islamic State together.

François Hollande is going to Moscow. He wants to meet Vladimir Putin. They want to talk about this situation.

Difficult words: attack (to hurt), destroyed (past of “destroy” – to break into pieces).

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

What do you think about this situation for France and Russia?


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