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A Political Prisoner

The speaker talks about her work for Amnesty International, and the plight of one Tibetan political prisoner.
Recommended for intermediate students.

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Length: 1:15
Speed: Medium
Accent: General US

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More difficult words in the text:

be raised být vychován
thesis teze, tvrzení
chanting zpívání, zpěv
accuse obvinit
spy provádět špionáž
sentence odsoudit
release propustit


1. According to the speaker, what is Amnesty International?

2. What was this young student doing in Tibet?

3. What did the Chinese do?

4. How do the speaker and her friends try to help this young man?

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