Knife Attacks in Britain – level 1

13-03-2019 15:00

In Britain, there are many knife attacks. They happen more and more often. In the first two months of 2019, there are 20 murders just in London.

Young people often attack other young people. A former boss of the London police talks about the problem. He says that this happens because of three things.

First, there is too much cocaine in Britain. Second, too many people carry knives. Third, young men do not worry about the consequences. These are the things which happen to them after they attack somebody.

Difficult words: murder (killing another person), former (ex-), consequence (what happens because you did a bad thing).

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