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Voice from a Ukrainian Bomb Shelter

Huge numbers of people have fled Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital city, after Russian troops invaded the country and began advancing on the capital. But others have chosen to stay and are sheltering underground in makeshift bomb shelters. In this story, a Ukrainian journalist describes the conditions in a bomb shelter and explains why she decided to stay there. Listen to hear about the other people in the shelter with the journalist, and find out what she thinks about the war’s impact on the Ukrainian people.


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Story Length: 6:18

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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