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English Reading Practice – The Right to Life
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Daniel is worried
. Usually life is good
a nice little shop where he sells souvenirs to tourists. He lives in a nice
with his wife and their three teenage kids. They have
dog and a cat. They have a backyard for
. They host all the family
, and his wife's turkey is the
in the country. What can be better
But lately not
is well. There are dark clouds
the sky. They
about terror. They talk about
happen. The comfortable life as he knows them may be lost
"War is not good," he
. "War is bad for
. If there is war no
will come, and I won't be able to sell my
. We will have
Then he thinks, "
war creates fear. People will be scared.
will see no future."
he thinks, "People will
will be broken. No, war
people about it. "We have the
to life!" he says, "we have the right to live in freedom and in
"What are you talking
?" people tell
. "War is a big
. It is not
to you. It is up to
knows what to do.
the government can decide what is best. And if the government says that there
be war, then it must be
Daniel does not
this. "But isn't there a better
? All wars
with agreements, can't we do the
without the fighting? Can't the government solve this
? Isn't that the reason we have a government in the first
to speak to people in his government. He decides to
them and let them know what he thinks. He knows one
does not matter much, but he also knows that if
in his own country and on the other side do this, there will
be no more wars.