A Syrian Refugee Story

Faez was walking to work in his hometown of Daraa, the southern Syrian city where the protest is against the president first erupted. For young people like Faez, leaving the house in the spring of 2013 had become a game of Russian roulette.


On that Tuesday morning in late march, Faez was confronted by a group of Syrian army soldiers. They were looking for a man who has been spotted with a handgun. Faez and three others detained accused of being terrorists. Then he was standing at the gunpoint with his hands in the air and he recalls regretting the walk to work. He was very scared and shocked.


He was lucky. At that moment an old woman turned into the street, begging for the gun-toting soldiers to spare these men. They were her son, her nephew, her neighbors, the old lady pleaded. Faez had never seen this woman before bust she saved his live.


On this day Faez decided to flee Syria. He talked to his family and after that, they packed a few things that were important. The following day they walked out of the door and left their live behind. From now they started a new life with a better future.


Read the text!
a)Find suitable headings for every paragraph.
b)Find out which statements are true and which are false. Correct the false one.
  1. It was really dangerous to go outside four days ago.
  2. Faez was driving to work when he was confronted by syrian army soldiers.
  3. The syrian army soldiers took him to a police office.
  4. The soldiers thought he was a terrorist.
  5. His mother saved his life.