Rio Has Money Trouble – level 2

20-02-2017 15:00

Last year, Rio had trouble, but it successfully hosted the Summer Olympic Games. Six months later, the cost of the Games is a problem.

Rio cut power to the stadium, it cannot maintain the $20-million golf course, it has not changed the pool’s colour from green, and it now owns the larger arenas, as no one wanted to buy them.

The city still owes about $40 million, but Brazil is still in a depression, so it is difficult for the city to pay. It looks like the Games created problems for Rio and its people.

Difficult words: maintain (keep nice), owe (if somebody gives you money and you must give it back, you owe the person the money), depression (a bad economic situation).

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