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European Migration Rift Intensifies as Influx Continues

More people on the move than ever before….

For weeks, the migrant crisis has dominated the headlines across Europe. Follow us for UPDATES EVERY DAY and extend your vocabulary at the same time! Start now by filling in the missing verbs in the text below. Then check your answers along with the explanation of the words marked in red right after the text.

Thousands of migrants p………………………………….(1) into Austria on Sunday, deepening a rift among European Union members as neighboring countries sought to pu…………………………………….(2) more of the burden of the human wave onto one another.

As some 21,000 people crossed into Austria from the southeast over the weekend, governments in the region qu……………………………….. (3) publicly over how to respond to the crisis. The government in Vienna warned that it was inundated and would send migrants back to Slovenia and Croatia—where it said people should be required to seek asylum instead of being passed on to more affluent Western European countries.

The crisis has in…………………………………………………………………(4)  in recent weeks, as the tide of refugees and other migrants seeking a better and safer life in Europe grows and many are avoiding requesting asylum in EU countries along their way to Germany and other wealthier European countries. Overwhelmed countries in Central and Southeastern Europe have made efforts to sp…………………………………… (5) up the migrants’ travel to the west and north—or to de…………………………….. (6) them to neighboring countries—prompting the squabbling among governments.

Read the full article on the Wall Street Journal

 

Answer Key & WORDS TO KNOW

 

(1) poured        (2) push        (3) quarreled       (4) intensified       (5) speed        (6) detour

rift: serious disagreement

inundated: to be overworked/overchallenged (by the influx of migrants)

affluent: wealthy

to squabble: to quarrel

 

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