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ESL English Lesson: Migration crisis in Europe at breaking point
D.J. Robinson

Today, let’s talk about the migration crisis in Europe. The EU leaders in Brussels have failed to solve the situation. It is now out of control. In fact, in Greece it is at breaking point.

East European and Balkan countries recently hosted a meeting in Vienna to discuss the migrant crisis. Interestingly neither Germany nor Greece were invited. The meeting initiated its own ongoing solutions to those of Brussels.

East European countries have sent police and troops to the Hungarian border with Serbia, and to the Macedonian border and Bulgarian border with Greece, where a barbed wire fence has been built to try to stop and limit the number of migrants allowed up the Balkan peninsular.

Discussion: 1) Did the headline make you want to read the article? 2) Why are the East European countries and Balkan countries acting on their own initiative rather than following instructions from Brussels? 3) Why has the German Chancellor allowed so many migrants into Germany? 4) Is Europe becoming a Muslim continent? 5) Why is there a split between those in Brussels and those in Eastern Europe? -- Spelling, Gap Fill: Reading and Grammar, etc.

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