A group of young female Afghan footballers and their families are being given visas to come and live in the UK. They left Afghanistan to get away from the Taliban and have been staying in Pakistan.

Roy and Neil discuss the news story and teach you some related vocabulary so you can talk about it too.

Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:32 – Story
1:32 – Headline 1: Afghan female footballers and families to be resettled in the UK
4:54 – Headline 2: Afghan women’s football squad granted UK visas
8:45 – Headline 3: Afghan girls football team WILL be allowed to come to Britain to flee the Taliban
11:05 – Language summary

The story:
A team of promising young women footballers who fled the Taliban in Afghanistan have been told they can come to live in the UK with their families.

The Home Office has said it’s finalising visas for 35 members of the Afghan women’s development team, who are aged between13 and 19. They are currently staying in a hotel in Pakistan.

Key words and phrases:
forced or helped to move to a different place to live

  • The family were resettled after their house was destroyed in the fire.
  • We are trying to resettle the refugees near to their family members.

given something officially

  • The politician was granted asylum in the neighbouring country.
  • They decided to grant him a visa based on his achievements.

leave a place of danger

  • The family decided to flee the country after being threatened.
  • Residents fled the area after the volcano erupted.

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