3.17.4: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

Greetings, students. Now that you’re in Year 3 of your American English studies, you will be able to read, and listen about one of VOA’s “As It Is” articles, which explore issues in the news in the United States of American as well as in countries all over the world. You are encouraged to carefully read the article and the vocabulary words, as well as listen to the article.  Finally, you are invited to share what you learned by discussing why this article is important and meaningful in the comments section below.

Directions: Read the article and study the vocabulary below.

Directions: Listen to the audio recording of the article.

Directions: Share your insights about why this article is meaningful and important by writing in the comments section below.

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  1. Lesson 3.17.4 Year 3
    VOA, As It is…
    ”Afghanistan’s Drug Trade Helps Talban.”
    Before ended the longer war, the United States spent a huge amount over 15 years an effort to keep the Talban from making money from Afghanistan’s drug trade. But the plan failed.
    According to study on the global drug trade, Afghanistan is the biggest producer of opium worldwide and remain the most significant drug trafficking country in the world. The country is the source of 90% of the world’s illicit opium and heroin. A significant portion of the Afghan economy is dependent on the drug trade.
    Barnett Rubin is a former State Department advisor on Afghanistan, describes, drugs as Afghanistan’s largest industry except for war”.
    UNODC estimates Afghanistan’s output to be more than 80% of the worldwide opium and heroin supplies. officials report that the Talban likely earned more than$ 400million between 2018 and 2019 from the drug trade.
    Washington spent an estimated 8.6. billion between 2002 and 2017 to hurt Afghanistan’s drug trade but the efforts did not really have much success,” retired U.S. Army joseph voted told Reuters”

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