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 Task 1
 
Watch the video about the European Refugee Crisis and decide whether the following statements are true or false. Write T for True or F for False.
 
1.   Syria has been inhabited for at least 10,000 years.                                                       
 
2.     A third of the Syrian people have left their country.                                                                                            
 
3.     The Arab states of the Persian Gulf have not accepted any Syrian refugees.                                              
 
4.     Between 2007and 2014, the EU spent €2 billion in preparation for the reception of refugees.            
 
5.     Germany announced that it would accept all Syrian refugees but a few days later it backed out.         
 
6.     All over the West, support for asylum seekers has mostly come from politicians, not from citizens.  
 
7.     The percentage of Muslim population in the EU is currently about 5%.                                                         
 
8.     Native citizens are more likely to be involved in crime than refugees who become immigrants.           
 
9.     Refugees traveling with smartphones do not really need help.                                                                        
 
10.  The US and Australia have agreed to accept 12,000 and 10,000 Syrian refuges respectively.                
 

 
Task 2
 
Solve the crossword puzzle with suitable words from the video.
 




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ACROSS

  1. a kind and sympathetic attitude towards other people, especially when they are suffering in some way (n)
  2. to force people to move away from their home to another place (v)
  3. a line separating one country or state from another (n)
  4. someone who does not belong to the armed forces or the police (n)
  5. a part of a population that is different in race, religion, or culture from most of the population (n)
  6. to make someone become a full member of a group or society and be involved completely in its activities (v)
 
DOWN
  1. feeling or showing dislike or fear of people from other countries (adj)
  2. protection given by a government to someone who has left another country in order to escape being harmed (n)
  3. someone who comes to live in a country from another country (n)
  4. the arrival of a large number of people (n)
  5. fighting between two or more groups of people or countries (n)
  6. someone who has been forced to leave a country because of war or for religious or political reasons (n)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

       


 

 

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