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Listening comprehension May 21, 2009

Listening comprehension May 21, 2009

Listening comprehension

Listen to the audio file and answer the following questions:

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1. According to this article the US plan in Afghanistan is
a) realistic.
b) so far very successful.
c) relies too much on Afghan forces.
d) likely to fail.

2. The doubling of US forces on the ground has
a) yielded significant success on the ground.
b) has not yielded significant success on the ground.
c) changed the situation for the better.
d) not yet had time to work out.

3. According to the article, the Pakistani army
a) is Pakistan.
b) is expected to help in Afghanistan.
c) is undermanned.
d) is underpaid.

4. Who is behind the insurgency in the Swat region?
a) the Pakistani army
b) the Taliban
c) the CIA
d) Israel

5. What is the problem with the Reaper and Predator drones?
a) high civilian casualties
b) mechanical problems
c) a short operational range
d) too expensive

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