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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Calais migrant crisis
(Level: intermediate / B1 to B2 / **)



You are going to watch a BBC report focusing on the British government's latest attempts to try and stem the flux of migrants desperate to get to the UK. 


Map credit: bbc.com


Before watching:


The following words could be useful:
to stem the tide of...: to make headway against (the tide...)    arrêter / endiguer (le flux de...) 
to step up: to increase    intensifier    
fencing: fences       barrières / clôtures  



Calais fencing
Photo credit: www.mirror.co.uk



Migrants entering the Channel Tunnel terminal
Photo credit: www.dailymail.co.uk



While watching:


Answer the following question:

What plans have the British government come forward with so as to try and prevent the migrants from accessing the Channel Tunnel terminal?














When you are finished, you can check your answers:

Suggestions de réponses

Edification de hautes clôtures avec fils barbelés tout autour du site de Eurotunnel pour empêcher les migrants de monter à bord des trains (en plus de la double clôture déjà installée le long des routes à proximité de Calais;

Mise en place d'un dispositif policier plus conséquent (avec plus de chiens pisteurs...)

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