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Part II News items

A.

Now listen to the first pair. Complete the summary for the news items and answer the questions you hear on the tape.

1. The news items are about the talks between Palestinian leader and Egyptian President on Middle East peace efforts and Mr. Arafat's view on the opening of the U.S. embassy in east Jerusalem.

2.

a. WHEN? On Tuesday.

b. WHAT? It sealed off a West Bank village near Nabulus.

Tapescript:

1. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has met in Egypt with President Hosni Mubarak. They discussed Middle East peace efforts. Later, Mr. Arafat said the United States should open its embassy for Palestinians in east Jerusalem. Last month, President Clinton said he was considering moving the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. On Tuesday, Mr. Clinton travels to Cairo for talks with Mr. Mubarak.

2. Palestinian leader Yasser Ararat met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Saturday to review the status of Israeli Palestinian peace negotiations. On returning to Gaza from the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, Mr. Arafat suggested the United States open its embassy for Palestinians in east Jerusalem. Meanwhile, the Israeli army has sealed off a West Bank village near the town of Nfibulus. Witnesses say the sound of guns could be heard as Israeli helicopters circled over Ashila Ashamalia.

Questions.

a. When will Mr. Clinton travel to Cairo?

b. What was the Israeli army doing at the same time?

B Now Listen to the second pair of news items. Complete the news summary and answer the questions you hear on the tape.

l. The news items are about the building of a railroad and a road that link Pyongyang and Seoul.

2.

a. WHEN? On Monday.

b. WHAT? A special road that 'will connect Northeast Asia to

Europe through China and Russia.

c. WHAT? They will remove underground bombs/clear land

mines at the border.

d. WHEN? In one year.

Tapescript

1. SOUTH KOREA -- Work will begin Monday on a new railroad and a road that will link Pyongyang in North Korea and Seoul in South Korea. The first railroad was cut at the beginning of the Korean War 50 years ago. South Korean President Kim Dae Jung has called the new !ink "a special road that will connect Northeast Asia to Europe through China and Russia. ' Thousands of soldiers on both sides will put down their weapons to help with the 20-kilometer transportation project. Officials said the soldiers will remove tens of thousands of underground bombs.

2. South Korea begins work in just hours on a railway and highway, linking the capitals of the two Koreas, a sign of growing reconciliation after a half century of hostility. Starting on Monday, thousands of soldiers from both the North and South put aside their weapons to help with the work. Among other things, the soldiers must clear land mines within the demilitarized zone at the border. The project should be completed in one year.

Questions.

a. When will the project begin?

b. What does President Kim Dae Jung call the new link?

c. What will the soldiers on both sides do to help with the work?

d. When will the project be finished?

C Here is the final pair of news items. Listen carefully, complete the news summary and answer the following questions you hear on the tape.

1. The two news items are about the talks among the Presidents of South Africa, Nigeria and Zimbabwe on the political and economic problems in Zimbabwe.

2. a. WHAT? The land reform program.

b. HOW MANY? Most of the 4,500 farms/several thousand

farms.

c. WHY? Because the government wants to give them to the

blacks who have no land.

Tapescript:

1. HARARE -- South African President Thabo Mbeki has arrived in Zimbabwe for talks with President Robert Mugabe. They are to discuss the political and economic problems of Zimbabwe Nigerian President Olusegtm Obasanjo is expected to join the talks when he arrives in Harare later Thursday. Officials say the main discussion will be about Zimbabwe's disputed land reform program. The government plans to seize most of the 4,500 farms owned by whites and give them to blacks who have no land.

2. Presidents of South Africa and Nigeria are meeting in Harare with their Zimbabwean counterpart for talks focusing on the country's social and economic crisis. Officials say Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's controversial land reform program will be on the agenda. His government has identified several thousand white-owned farms it plans to redistribute to landless blacks without compensations for the owners.

Questions:

a. What will the main discussion be about?

b. How many farms does the government plan to seize from the whites?

c. Why does the government plan to seize those farms?
Part II News items A. Now listen to the first pair. Complete the summary for the news items and answer the questions you hear on the tape. 1. The news items are about the talks between Palestinian leader and Egyptian President on Middle East peace efforts and Mr. Arafat's view on the opening of the U.S. embassy in east Jerusalem. 2. a. WHEN? On Tuesday. b. WHAT? It sealed off a West Bank village near Nabulus. Tapescript: 1. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has met in Egypt with President Hosni Mubarak. They discussed Middle East peace efforts. Later, Mr. Arafat said the United States should open its embassy for Palestinians in east Jerusalem. Last month, President Clinton said he was considering moving the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. On Tuesday, Mr. Clinton travels to Cairo for talks with Mr. Mubarak. 2. Palestinian leader Yasser Ararat met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Saturday to review the status of Israeli Palestinian peace negotiations. On returning to Gaza from the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, Mr. Arafat suggested the United States open its embassy for Palestinians in east Jerusalem. Meanwhile, the Israeli army has sealed off a West Bank village near the town of Nfibulus. Witnesses say the sound of guns could be heard as Israeli helicopters circled over Ashila Ashamalia. Questions. a. When will Mr. Clinton travel to Cairo? b. What was the Israeli army doing at the same time? B Now Listen to the second pair of news items. Complete the news summary and answer the questions you hear on the tape. l. The news items are about the building of a railroad and a road that link Pyongyang and Seoul. 2. a. WHEN? On Monday. b. WHAT? A special road that 'will connect Northeast Asia to Europe through China and Russia. c. WHAT? They will remove underground bombs/clear land mines at the border. d. WHEN? In one year. Tapescript 1. SOUTH KOREA -- Work will begin Monday on a new railroad and a road that will link Pyongyang in North Korea and Seoul in South Korea. The first railroad was cut at the beginning of the Korean War 50 years ago. South Korean President Kim Dae Jung has called the new !ink "a special road that will connect Northeast Asia to Europe through China and Russia. ' Thousands of soldiers on both sides will put down their weapons to help with the 20-kilometer transportation project. Officials said the soldiers will remove tens of thousands of underground bombs. 2. South Korea begins work in just hours on a railway and highway, linking the capitals of the two Koreas, a sign of growing reconciliation after a half century of hostility. Starting on Monday, thousands of soldiers from both the North and South put aside their weapons to help with the work. Among other things, the soldiers must clear land mines within the demilitarized zone at the border. The project should be completed in one year. Questions. a. When will the project begin? b. What does President Kim Dae Jung call the new link? c. What will the soldiers on both sides do to help with the work? d. When will the project be finished? C Here is the final pair of news items. Listen carefully, complete the news summary and answer the following questions you hear on the tape. 1. The two news items are about the talks among the Presidents of South Africa, Nigeria and Zimbabwe on the political and economic problems in Zimbabwe. 2. a. WHAT? The land reform program. b. HOW MANY? Most of the 4,500 farms/several thousand farms. c. WHY? Because the government wants to give them to the blacks who have no land. Tapescript: 1. HARARE -- South African President Thabo Mbeki has arrived in Zimbabwe for talks with President Robert Mugabe. They are to discuss the political and economic problems of Zimbabwe Nigerian President Olusegtm Obasanjo is expected to join the talks when he arrives in Harare later Thursday. Officials say the main discussion will be about Zimbabwe's disputed land reform program. The government plans to seize most of the 4,500 farms owned by whites and give them to blacks who have no land. 2. Presidents of South Africa and Nigeria are meeting in Harare with their Zimbabwean counterpart for talks focusing on the country's social and economic crisis. Officials say Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's controversial land reform program will be on the agenda. His government has identified several thousand white-owned farms it plans to redistribute to landless blacks without compensations for the owners. Questions: a. What will the main discussion be about? b. How many farms does the government plan to seize from the whites? c. Why does the government plan to seize those farms?
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