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US boy offers home to injured Syrian 2016.09.30
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A picture of a boy rescued from the rubble of his home which was bombed in the Syrian (敍利亞的) city of Aleppo (阿勒頗) was shown all over the world. He was covered in dust, dazed and confused. It broke the hearts of many people who saw the image.

Alex, a six-year-old boy living in New York (紐約), was saddened too. So he wrote a letter to President Barack Obama (奧巴馬), asking for that Syrian boy be taken to the US as a refugee and live with Alex’s family. A video clip of Alex reading his letter was posted on the White House website. Obama mentioned Alex in his recent speech to the United Nations (聯合國).

The video clip got over 18 million views on Facebook. Many praised Alex for his kindness and compassion.

(This article is published on Goodies on 3 October 2016)


1. rubble (n)
    瓦礫堆

2. dazed (adj)
    茫然的

3. image (n)
    圖像

4. sadden (v)
    使悲傷

5. refugee (n)
    難民

6. post (v)
    發表

7. praise (v)
    稱讚

8. compassion (n)
    同情





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  1. Who wrote the letter to Obama?
    Six-year-old Alex
    The Syrian boy
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

  2. Where does Alex live?
    The White House
    Syria
    New York

  3. Where did Obama talk about the letter?
    On Facebook
    At the UN
    On Weibo

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