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A - Comprehension Test 6

1) Why did the USA decide to undertake tougher security measures regarding Europeans travelling to the USA?

2) What may Europeans be asked to do before they fly to the USA?

3) What considerations make the US Department of Homeland Security suggest that Europeans can pose a threat for the USA?4) What person has become the reason for particular concern of the US Homeland Security Department?

5) What was his on-line name? What kind of activity was he preoccupied with? 6) What was his main role as an internet al-Qaeda supporter?7) What are British officials now concerned about?

8) What is Dr Peter Neumann’s opinion about the terrorist site?9) What do analysts say about the credibility of the information provided by the posting on the terrorist site?

Text 7.

Russia Calls For Equal Partnership with US In High Technology Exchange

At home

1. Discuss the following.

a) What kind of partnership can be considered equal? Why do high technologies become more and more

important in an economy of any modern country? What countries export high technologies to Russia?

What countries are importers our high technologies?

b) Describe the cartoon above? What sort of latest technologies is the author laughing at?

2. Look at the text title and complete the sentences according to their possible occurrence in the text.

So far, the Russian government official implied,….

These days, however,…

Not merely from the point of….

While US exports of high technology….

3 a). Form abstract nouns from these verbs:

amount

invest

expand

cooperate

scrutinize

replace

dominate

develop

3 b). Fill in the gaps with the help of expressions above:

  1. She's sick and we don't have a_______________ .

  2. Afghanistan has significant __________ of undiscovered non-fuel mineral resources according to the U.S. Geological Survey's 2007 assessment.

  3. The actual rate of return on _________ can vary widely over time, especially for long-term ones.

  4. Helen Clark met with President Ali Abdullah Saleh to discuss how the UN can play its part in supporting Yemen to overcome its ___________ challenges.

  5. We need national legislation as one step to protecting our country from economic __________ and environmental destruction by other countries.

  6. NATO _________ risks dividing Europe and increasing the danger of major war in Europe.

  7. In order to satisfy strict____________ , a law must be neither vague nor substantially over- or underinclusive.

  8. While there is a strong element of continuity with previous programmes, this one introduces some new elements intended to facilitate European research______________ .

4 A). Match the words:

  1. map out

its full potential

  1. room

for further expansion

  1. lop-sided

restrictive and discriminatory measures

  1. government

plans

  1. scrutinize

by various factors

  1. a commodity

exchange

  1. an overhaul of

to advanced technologies

  1. gradual

exports

  1. hampered

outmoded industries

  1. restrict customers

trade

  1. penalize by

replacement

  1. to tap

oversight

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