Woman is free after 10 years – level 1
This happens 10 years ago. A man kidnaps a woman. She is only 15. Her boyfriend drugs her. He locks her in a garage. The woman must marry him. She must have their child, too. She tries to escape, but she fails. The boyfriend hits her.
Now, the woman contacts police. She tells them her story. Police arrest the man. He is 41 years old.
Difficult words: kidnap (to take somebody somewhere by force), drug (to give someone drugs so the person cannot stop something from happening), escape (run away), arrest (take to police station).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
Do you know anybody who was kidnapped?
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