France’s Heatwave – level 1

18-09-2019 15:00

In France, there are two heatwaves this summer. The temperatures go as high as 45.5 degrees Celsius. Almost 1,500 people die.

Health officials say that this number is very high. It is 1,000 more deaths than normal. Many victims are older than 75 years old.

However, a health official says that France is trying to help people. In summer, big parks and swimming pools stay open. There are “cool rooms” in Paris. The high heat is in seven European countries this summer. Also, more Europeans are buying air conditioners.

Difficult words: heatwave (when it is very hot out), official (a person who speaks for the government – the “bosses” of the country), victim (a person who dies).

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