Volkswagen in trouble – level 1

24-09-2015 07:00

Volkswagen is in trouble. It cheats. It puts special software in its cars.

If you drive normally, the emissions controls are off. This means that the emissions are high. If you test the car, the emissions controls are on. The car shows that the emissions are low.

This is a lie. The emissions are not low. They are too high. Volkswagen must pay a lot of money. It can pay up to 18 billion dollars.

Difficult words: cheat (to do a bad thing; to trick other people), emissions controls (a thing or things in a car which control the emissions and clean them), emissions (things which come out of cars).

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

What do you think about what Volkswagen did?

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