Power cut in Santiago – level 1

04-09-2014 15:00

Here is some news from Santiago de Chile. It is rush hour. A lot of people travel. Something unpleasant happens. There is a power cut. It lasts for two hours.

Some people are in the metro. The trains stop. The people cannot leave. They must wait. After 40 minutes, they are able to leave.

The metro line has 30 stations. A lot of people use these stations. There can be between 5,000 to 6,000 people at every station.

Difficult words: rush hour (time when a lot of people travel to or from work), unpleasant (not nice), power cut (when electricity stops).

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