原标题：India's sewer workers and British school standards 印度下水道工人施工安全，英国在校生学习成绩下降
Safety concerns for Mumbai's sewer workers 孟买下水道工人施工安全隐患
Bad news for some British school pupils 英国在校学生成绩落后
In India it's sewers – they run beneath the streets - and they are an essential part of infrastructure. Keeping them free from blockages is not just a hard and unpleasant job but it can also be dangerous because workers are employed on a day-by-day basis, often without safety gear.
The children of white British parents do worse in their GCSEs [exams] than those who speak English as a second language. This is according to an education think tank. It's The Centre Forum, which also says many primary school pupils are falling behind the world's leading countries in education such as Finland and Canada.
父母是英国白人的孩子们普通中等教育证书（GCSE，相当于中国的中考）成绩不及那些英语是非母语家庭的孩子。这是教育智囊机构中心论坛（The Centre Forum）最新发表的一个报告结果，此报告还说很多英国小学生的学习成绩落后于像芬兰、加拿大等世界教育领先国家的同龄人。
infrastructure / think tank
1. Schools should consider flexible working to tackle a teacher supply crisis, a ________ has said ahead of a teachers' conference.
2. The huge storm has destroyed the city's ________ and it will cost millions of dollars to repair.
1. Schools should consider flexible working to tackle a teacher supply crisis, a think tank has said ahead of a teachers' conference.
2. The huge storm has destroyed the city's infrastructure and it will cost millions of dollars to repair.