Obama in Vietnam – level 1

26-05-2016 07:00

Obama goes to Vietnam. He is there for three days. He is on a state visit. He meets with the Vietnamese president.

Obama lifts an arms embargo on Vietnam. He also signs a business deal. This is an order for 200 planes. The planes are for a Vietnamese airline.

Obama is the third American president to visit Vietnam.

Difficult words: lift (to stop), arms (weapons of war), embargo (a ban, a stoppage, a blockage).

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