Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Protesters Call for Hong Kong Chief to Step Down

VOALearningEnglish: Protesters Call for Hong Kong Chief to Step Down

On China’s National Day, Wednesday, pro-democracy student demonstrators in Hong Kong warned of much larger protests in the future. The demonstrators said the protests would grow if the territory’s chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, did not resign today or tomorrow. Their movement is called Occupy Central

Words in the news

boo – v. to show dislike of someone or something by shouting ‘boo’ slowly

escalate – v. to become worse or make (something) worse or more severe

shell – n. a metal container that is fired from a large gun and explodes when it reaches its target.

elevator – n. a machine used for carrying people and things to different levels in a building

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