Two Men Escape from a Prison – level 2

11-06-2015 07:00

Two murderers escaped from a maximum security prison in New York. They cut a hole through a wall and crawled out through sewer tunnels. This was like from the famous film called “The Shawshank Redemption”.

Police are looking for the two criminals – more than 200 officers are involved. New York is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of the criminals. They also informed the police in Canada and Mexico.

The two men are described as dangerous.

Difficult words: murderer (a person who murdered/killed somebody), crawl (to move on your hands and knees), sewer tunnel (a tunnel which carries away waste material).

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

Will they catch the two? What do you think?


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