Sweden prepares for war – level 2

16-02-2024 15:00

NATO begins its largest military exercises, Operation Steadfast Defender, across Europe. It includes Sweden, although Sweden is not a member of NATO.

In response to possible conflict with Russia, Swedish schools explain to children how to be ready for war. OA Lind, a teacher, incorporates news programs and she discusses emergency plans with students. She hopes that it will make children less scared. But social media bring negative news, and more people call helplines.

The government says that it is necessary to warn people so that they are ready in case a conflict starts. NATO sees Sweden as a model for other countries, saying that it is important to get ready for war in Europe.

Difficult words: response (a reaction or answer), incorporate (to take in or include), helpline (a telephone service which provides advice and help).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What measures is Sweden taking to prepare its citizens for a potential conflict with Russia in light of its participation in NATO's Operation Steadfast Defender?


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