Woman from Pakistan survives – level 2

09-06-2014 07:00

A woman from Pakistan married a man she loved. However, her family didn’t agree with the marriage. Her father, uncle, brother and aunt shot her twice and threw her into the water in a sack.

The family thought that she died, but she was not dead. The woman regained consciousness and swam to shore. Some people helped her there. Around 1,000 Pakistani women are killed every year by their families in “honour killings”. Honour killing is a homicide of a member of a family. The family believes that the member brought some kind of shame upon it.

Difficult words: sack (bag), consciousness (condition of being awake), homicide (murder).

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

What do you think about the family's decision?

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