UK petrol crisis – level 2

07-10-2021 07:00

Last week, gas stations across the UK started to run out of petrol or gas. The situation caused chaos in the country, as drivers waited in long lines before gas stations for hours.

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the problem was there were not enough truck drivers. Many truck drivers before were not British, and after Brexit, it was more difficult for them to go to the UK. The government said that it would give visas to foreign truck drivers. Johnson said that it was not the best solution for the economy.

The government agreed to use petrol reserves because many gas stations had no petrol. Also, soldiers were ready to drive trucks if the situation was even worse. Experts said that it could take weeks before the situation gets back to normal.

Difficult words: run out (to use or sell all of something), chaos (a situation when things are not normal, many things happen at one time, and people do not know what to do), visa (a document which says that someone can come in or leave a country), reserve (things or material which people save for emergency situations).

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