English in News
More than half of young black men in the United States do not finish high school. Many grow up without fathers and in neighborhoods with gangs, drugs and violence. Sixty percent of those who drop out of school have spent time in jail by the age of thirty-five.
gang: a group of young people who do illegal things together and who often fight against other gangs
drug: 1. a substance that is used as a medicine; 2. an illegal and often harmful substance (such as heroin, cocaine, LSD, or marijuana) that people take for pleasure
violence: the use of physical force to harm someone, to damage property, etc.
drop out of school: stop going to school, leave school, stop learning…. more meaning about the word DROP
in jail: jail usually refers to a small local place for holding criminals. “in jail” means to be put or placed in prison.