Road accident in France – level 1

30-10-2015 07:00

Near Bordeaux in France, there is an accident. A bus collides with a lorry. The bus gets on fire. Forty-five people die. Most of them are pensioners.

Accidents happen, but they are getting better in France. Every year around 4,000 people die on French roads. In the 1970s, 16,000 people died every year.

Difficult words: collide (to hit), pensioner (an old person who does not work anymore), died (past of “die”).

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