The Confederate flag in South Carolina – level 1
This news is from South Carolina in the USA. It is about the Confederate flag. It is a very controversial flag. For some people, it a symbol of their history. For others, it is a symbol of racism.
One month ago, a man killed nine black people. They were in a church. The man had the flag.
People start to talk about the flag. Politicians talk about this in the statehouse. They take down the flag outside the statehouse.
Difficult words: controversial (when something is controversial, many people talk and do not agree about something), were (past of “are”), politician (a “boss” of a country or a state), statehouse (the building for politicians of a state).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think about this?
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