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Listening comprehension June 25, 2009

Listening comprehension

"Coalition raises dam worries" , The Phnom Penh Post, page 5, June 18.
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1. How many of the proposed 11 dams are in Cambodia?
a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5

2. What is most at risk from the proposed dams?
a) villages subject to flooding
b) fish stocks
c) river transport
d) climate

3. How might dams endanger traditional fishing?
a) by raising water levels
b) by cutting off migration routes
c) by increasing the number of fishermen
d) by raising water temperatures

4. What does everyone agree on?
a) The dams are dangerous to the environment.
b) The dams are absolutely necessary for development.
c) The Mekong is a valuable resource.
d) Laos is reckless in its dam construction.

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