Highway in Peru

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(P1) People are extending a highway in Peru. However, there is not enough land for the highway. There are houses in the way. These houses must be destroyed.

(p2) People live in the houses, but they must go away. They do not like it. They do not want to go away.

(p3) Police come to their houses. The people fight the police. In the end, the police force the people away.

(P4) This is a big problem in Peru. It is a problem in all of Latin America, too.


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VOCABULARY: extending, enough, destroyed, fight, force


If you found the passage difficult to read or had problems understanding specific words or idiomatic expressions, please discuss them with your tutor. The following discussion questions should be answered in your own words and with your own arguments.

  1. Briefly, summarize the content of the article in your own words.
  2. Do you think the houses should be destroyed? Why or why not?
  3. What problems does your country have?
  4. Why do people fight?


  1. What is being made longer?
  2. What is in the way of the new road?
  3. Who must go away?
  4. Which groups are fighting?
  5. The problem is only in Peru. (T or F)


What do the following expressions or phrases mean?

  • go away (P1)
  • in the way (P1)
  • live in (P2)
  • in the end (P3)

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