Scottish referendum – level 1

29-09-2014 07:00

Scotland has a referendum on its independence. Many people come to a square in Glasgow. These people want Scotland to be independent.

The Glasgow region votes ‘yes’, and the people are happy. The people at the square hope that everyone will say ‘yes’. However, most people in Scotland say ‘no’. Most people want Scotland to stay a part of the United Kingdom.

The people at the square get angry. They start to break things. Police arrest six people.

Difficult words: referendum (when people of a country say if they want something to happen), independence (being independent), independent (an independent country is not a part of a bigger country).

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