Police in the USA – level 3
Shots ringing in the air and sirens piercing through an empty road in Texas. This amateur video shows the dramatic scenes play out. What should have been a peaceful protest ended in violence and lives lost. This video shows the police reaction to 5 officers being killed and a further 6 wounded by a sniper in Dallas.
A stand-off followed the incident which happened during a protest against police brutality in America and accusations of deeply embedded racism in some US forces, just days after two black men were fatally shot by police on opposite sides of the country.
Videos showing the police killings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana sparked national debate. The protests were among several held across the country with many campaigners rallying to push the Black Lives Matters movement.
Difficult words: pierce (go), stand-off (standstill, stop), accusation (saying that something is wrong), embedded (set, fixed), spark (start).
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.