Highway in Peru – level 3

02-09-2016 07:00

Over 100 families clashed with police when the police evicted them from their homes in Peru.

People moved them away from a land intended for the expansion of a highway. This happened in the northwest of the country.

Some 59 volunteers from peace missions, as well as 180 policemen arrived at the scene. Children could be seen running after their relatives. Family members fought against officials in order to stay in their homes.

Volunteers carried belongings from the homes before the heavy machinery was brought in to destroy the houses.

Land conflicts and forced move-outs are a big problem in Peru and are now becoming a part of life in other parts of Latin America too.

Difficult words: clash (to fight), evict (to make somebody leave their home), intended (planned).

You can watch the video news lower on this page.


News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions

How to improve your English with News in Levels: 


  1. Do the test at Test Languages.
  2. Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.


  1. Read two news articles every day.
  2. Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
  2. Listen to the news from today without reading the text.


  1. Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.


  1. Choose one person from the Skype section.
  2. Talk with this person. You can answer questions from Speak in Levels.


Stock images by Depositphotos