SŁUCHANIE 4 EN [#13]

TASK 1
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. The new US-Afghan agreement means that …
2. The latest attacks in Nigeria were significant because …
3. During the opening procedures of Charles Taylor's trial …
4. The meeting held by the Burmese President symbolizes …
5. The Pakistani Prime Minister is facing charges for …
6. Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo, has left the company because …
TASK 2
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. Talking about cyber war, James Lewis says that the US Air Force …
8. The expert says that an act of war in cyber space …
9. Economic espionage is the tactic which …
10. According to the expert, NOW cyber terrorism is …
TASK 3
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. The US had to step up its Predator attacks in Yemen because …
12. According to Brian Fishman, Al-Qaida ability to be a coherent organization has been undermined by …
13. According to Brian Fishman, apart from eliminating western influence Al-Qaida’s ideology prescribes a …
14. David Ignatius says that even though the Arab countries still want to purge western influence, now they apply …
TASK 4
You will hear an expert giving a talk on war machines and their impact on modern warfare. Listen and complete the notes by writing a few words. An example has been done for you. You will hear the piece only once. There will now be a pause of 1 minute for you to look through the questions.
When referring to both technology and war, the speaker says that (15) ...

DARPA stands for Defense Advanced Research Project Agency
The recent development in robot technologies has been possible thanks to applying (16) ...

Initially, US soldiers required land robots for penetrating dangerous buildings and unexplored caves
The common feature of all modern war machines is that they are (17) ...

Remotely supervising war machines is often referred to as ‘war from afar’
Time pressure on the battlefield required making robots independent of (18) ...

The introduction of military robots in combat raises knotty ethical quandaries
Apart from solving ethical problems, policy makers ought to (19) ...

Nowadays, not only hardware and software but also warfare has gone open source
The gaining of access to advanced military technologies by terrorists may result (20) ...
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