Reporter in Iraq – level 2

21-08-2014 15:00

A Kurdish reporter tried to confront members of the Islamic State. He walked out into the middle of a bridge, and he asked the jihadists if they wanted to talk. Their territory was on the other side of the bridge.

The reporter put his hands up to show the militants that he was unarmed.

Difficult words: confront (to come to somebody and talk about a problem), militant (person who fights for a political change), unarmed (an armed person has a gun; an unarmed person has no weapon).

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