Learn English Through Listening
English Listening Practice A Letter From Afghanistan Ep 572
A letter, written in English by a teenage girl in Afghanistan, is the topic for today’s English listening practice. It’s a solemn reminder that there are many who are not as fortunate as us and that education is a gift that not everyone receives.
One thing that really struck me about this letter is how much it reminded me of studying history at school. How people, in the past, could not go to school because they were poor or because they had the wrong skin colour. That denying people an education was a "Thing of the past". To think some parts of the world are still like this is a reminder we still have a lot of work to do.
It’s difficult to really understand the problems of people who live thousands of miles away in a strange country with different customs. But there are some things, basic things we can all understand, the need for food, safe homes and looking after and educating our children.
I hope this lesson helps you to learn English today. I also hope it makes you think about a little girl a thousand miles away.
I want to learn, but many schools have closed and people are afraid. They are afraid of the Taliban's reaction. We'd all like to study hard, but we are afraid.
⭐ Afghani school girl