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A Peruvian 'hero'

Luis Astuquillca arrives back in Lima.

Luis Astuquillca (wearing a black T-shirt) arrives back in Lima, and is greeted by his family.

William and Neil discuss a news story that has a gripping plot and an action hero, rather like a Hollywood film. Listen to the story to learn about one policeman's incredible tale of survival in the jungles of Peru.

This week's question: What proportion of Peru is covered by the Amazon rainforest?

a) 35%

b) 60%

c) 85%

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.


A Peruvian 'hero'

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thick, tropical forest


a strip of material used to cover or protect an injury; also a verb, meaning to put this material on an injury

to limp

to walk unevenly, usually because one of your legs or feet is injured


a person who has been taken by someone else, or by a group of people. Before they give that person back they usually demand money or for something to be done.


the way a person or group reacts to a difficult situation

to abandon someone

to stop caring for a person, to leave them to take care of themselves.