SŁUCHANIE 4 EN [#11]
You are going to listen to six news items. Listen and choose the best answer A, B, C or D. You will hear the items once only. I repeat, once only. There will be a pause of 30 seconds before each news item to give you time to read through the questions to that item.
1. Recently, the Congolese President ...
a) has invited foreigners to join the Congolese Army
b) has authorized the use of force against the rebels
c) has promised to tighten cooperation with Rwanda
d) has criticized the proxy war between Hutus and Tutsis
2. The destruction of the weather satellite caused commotion in the US as ...
a) it means the US satellite communication is in danger
b) it proved that Chinese warheads jeopardize America
c) it delayed signing "the space demilitarization" pact
d) China used state-of-the-art technology new to the US
3. The Burmese government's offer of talks with the opposition ...
a) is conditioned by the release of the imprisoned leader
b) was unconditionally accepted by the opposition
c) depends on lifting the imposed international embargo
d) is just an attempt to mislead the foreign public
4. The Turkish society ...
a) insist upon concrete action on Kurds from Iraq
b) are divided on the issue of attacks against Kurds
c) demand counteraction against Turkish Kurds
d) are afraid of potential skirmishes on the border
5. The recent fighting between north and south Sudan has started because ...
a) the Southerners were unhappy with their position in the government
b) the SPLM members were removed from the present government
c) the Northerners stopped trusting the politicians from the South
d) the agreements of the current peace deal were violated repeatedly
6. The Hague Tribunal ...
a) wants rumours about Hallbrook-Karadic deal investigated
b) is suspected of guaranteeing immunity for Mr. Karadic
c) implies the US conceal information about Karadic's hideout
d) received new evidence of Karadic's inciting genocide
You are going to hear an interview. Listen and choose the best answer A, B, C or D. You will hear the piece once only. I repeat, once only. There will now be a pause of 1 minute to allow you to look through the questions.
7. When it comes to Iraq, Gov. Bill Richardson thinks ...
a) the number of the US troops in Iraq should be reduced
b) only diplomatic solutions should be applied there
c) pulling out US troops would cause chaos there
d) only non-combat troops should be left in the country
8. According to Gov. Richardson, it is true that ...
a) the US troops are a peacekeeping force in Iraq
b) US military ability is unaffected by the conflict
c) the US has support of other nations in Iraq
d) Iraq is the priority of American foreign policy
9. In Gov. Richardson's opinion, ...
a) Ahmadinejad' s visit to Ground Zero area was a moral mistake
b) Ahmadinejad should have been forbidden to enter the United States
c) the US had no other choice but let Ahmadinejad into the country
d) a debate between Ahmadinejad and the US President is a good idea
10. The United States can deal with Iran by ...
a) imposing strict economic sanctions
b) threatening it with a military action
c) forming Muslim countries' coalition
d) having talks with moderate factions
You will hear a radio discussion. Listen and complete the notes by writing a few words. You will hear the piece twice. I repeat, twice. There will now be a pause of 30 seconds to allow you to look through the questions.
11. According to the Jim Webb amendment, the dwell time ...
12. John Warner didn't support the amendment because he was ...
13. If the Webb amendment gets passed, commanders in the field may deal with it by ... or ...
14. According to one speaker, no number of troops could ...
You will hear a presentation made by an expert on the transformation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). Listen and complete the notes by writing a few words. An example has been done for you. You will hear the piece once only. I repeat, once only. There will now be a pause of 1 minute to allow you to look through the questions.
Military doctrines applied in China:
old doctrine - major and nuclear war
new doctrine -
Reasons for the PLA' s transformation:
competition with neighbours
China will use its Armed Forces against Taiwan if
Changes within the PLA:
Land troops - reduced
A big discrepancy in service conditions has caused
The Chinese Army still has to deal with some difficulties
The greatest impediment to overcome by the PLA is
The effectiveness of the transformed PLA remains unknown until