Snow in Istanbul – level 1

23-02-2015 07:00

This news is from Istanbul. Around 24 inches (61 centimetres) of snow fall there. This causes trouble. Around 800 traffic accidents happen. More than 300 planes cannot fly.

The Bosphorus Strait is in Istanbul. It is very important. Many ships sail through it. The snow causes the strait to close. The ships must wait.

Difficult words: cause (to make), strait (a narrow waterway for ships to move on), sail (move on water).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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