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Daily English Lesson #3

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Aunts of 13 captive children reveal years of secrecy and concerns

David and Louise Turpin projected an image of a picture-perfect family on social media. They posted photos of themselves with their 13 children, smiling as they celebrated birthdays, renewed wedding vows and visited Disneyland together. In the photos, the couple’s children wore identical clothing based on gender and often had the same haircuts. David, 57, and Louise, 49, are accused of holding their children captive in their Perris, California, home in filthy conditions, some of them shackled to beds with chains and padlocks. The 13 siblings range in age from 2 to 29.

Reading Vocabulary

filthy – disgustingly dirty

shackled – chain with shackles, restrain; limit

padlock – a detachable lock hanging by a pivoted hook on the object fastened

Video

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Video Vocabulary

neighbourhood – a district or community within a town or city.

smirk – smile in an irritatingly smug, conceited, or silly way.

shockwaves – a widespread feeling of shock caused by an unexpected event.

Vocabulary 

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PADLOCK
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SHACKLES

 

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