Philippines Leaves the USA – level 2
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited China, where he announced the country’s separation from the USA. He teamed up the Philippines with China and Russia. He said that there are three of them against the world, and that it is the only way.
The Philippines and the USA were always allies, but things started to get bad when Duterte became president. Duterte’s war on drugs is too extreme for the USA, but it is OK with China.
Difficult words: announce (officially say something), separation (when something separates, it breaks into pieces), ally (a formal friend).
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS
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:
- Do the test at Test Languages.
- 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.
- Read two news articles every day.
- Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.
- Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
- Listen to the news from today without reading the text.
- Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.
- Choose one person from the Skype section.
- Talk with this person. You can answer questions from Speak in Levels.
Stock images by Depositphotos