(Level: intermediate to upper-intermediate / B1 to B2 / ** to ***)
|Migrants in makeshift camps|
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The authorities in Calais say they have to struggle to cope with the huge influx of migrants wanting to get to the UK.
You are going to watch a BBC report focusing on the issue.
|Migrants in makeshift camps around Calais|
Photo credit: www.theglobeandmail.com
The following words could be useful:
the stowaway: person hiding aboard a vehicle to get free passage passager clandestin
in broad daylight: clearly visible / in the open light of day en plein jour
to wage ( a battle / a war...): to fight mener une bataille
a battle of attrition: a battle conducted so as to weaken the adversary (as a result of continuous pressure e.g.) un combat d'usure
a razor wire fence: a fence that has wire having a sharp edge clôture de barbelés à lames
|A razor wire fence in Calais|
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to surge: to rise / increase suddenly augmenter (fortement)
to keep (+...-ing): to continue (+...-ing) continuer à
Answer the following question:
Imagine being a Border Police officer in Calais: why could your job now be regarded as being particularly difficult, even discouraging?
You can also watch the video on the BBC website by clicking HERE
When you are finished, check your answers: