II. While Reading Activities
- scale |skāl| verb [with object] -1 climb up or over (something high and steep): thieves scaled an 8-foot fence.
- agility |əˈjilədē| noun ability to move quickly and easily: though he was without formal training as dancer or athlete, his physical agility was inexhaustible.
- urge |ərj| verb [with object and usually infinitive] • (urge someone on) encourage someone to continue or succeed in something: he could hear her voice urging him on.
- migrant |ˈmīɡrənt| noun-1 (also migrant worker) a worker who moves from place to place to do seasonal work.
- heroic |həˈrōik| adjective-having the characteristics of a hero or heroine; very brave: heroic deeds | a few heroic individuals.
- evacuate |iˈvakyəˌwāt| verb [with object]-leave or cause the occupants to leave (a place of danger): fire alarms forced staff to evacuate the building | [no object] : residents have to evacuate because of a hurricane.
- asylum |əˈsīləm| noun 1 (also political asylum) the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee: she applied for asylum and was granted refugee status.
- bravery |ˈbrāv(ə)rē| noun-courageous behavior or character.
- devastate |ˈdevəˌstāt| verb [with object] cause (someone) severe and overwhelming shock or grief: she was devastated by the loss of her son.
- conviction |kənˈvikSH(ə)n| noun-1 a formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense, made by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law: she had a previous conviction for a similar offense.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins
I admire the bravery of Mamoudou Gassama, said Raphaël Glucksmann, the managing editor of a left-leaning literary review, in a post on Facebook. And I dream of a country where it wouldn’t be necessary to scale a building to save the life of a child, at the risk of one’s own life, to be treated like a human being when you are a migrant.
Grammar Focus: Prepositions
I told him that in recognition of his heroic act he would have his papers in order as quickly as possible.
On Monday, sitting across from Mr. Macron in one of the palace’s many gilded rooms, Mr. Gassama, wearing jeans and a short-sleeved shirt, told the French president about the rescue. Mr. Macron himself has taken a tough approach to immigrants.