a.Read the headline and the first sentence of each paragraph of the text. Pair up to discuss the guessed-at topic of the article.
b. Read the first paragraph and the last paragraph of the text. Then work in pairs to discuss the guessed-at contents of the piece.
c. Read the text during two minutes. After two minutes, get into pairs to discuss the contents of the piece.
a. While scanning the text find the answers for content-specific questions given by the teacher.
b.While scanning the text read the sentences containing the key vocabulary words given by the teacher.
Ex.3. READING:Read and translate the text Obligations, Powers and Liability of the EU Customs Authorities
Ex.4. VOCABULARY: Give Russian equivalents of the words given below.
to be uniquely equipped
EUs external borders
to combat smuggling
to seize dangerous counterfeit goods
to free internationally protected animals
safety and security
a common legal framework
to be primarily responsible
an implementation of the external aspects
a bearing on trade
an overall supply chain security
unfair and illegal trade
facilitation of legitimate trade.
a dual role
to pose a risk
the premises of the importer or exporter
to avoid congestion
product safety authorities
causes of concern
the import duties and taxes due
simplified customs procedures
to be the subject to authorizations
a later stage along
Ex.5. MAKING SENTENCES: Make 10 sentences using the words given below:
EUs external borders,to seize dangerous counterfeit goods, unfair and illegal trade, ΰ dual role, watchdogs, to pose a risk, product safety authorities, counterfeit goods, simplified customs procedures, to be the subject to authorizations.
Ex.6. SENTENCES: Find the proper endings of the following sentences:
1. The customs administrations across the European Union are uniquely equipped to play a central role .
2. This means, for instance, combating smuggling, seizing dangerous counterfeit goods, freeing internationally protected animals .. .
3. There is not one EU customs service but 27 national customs administrations working together on the basis of a European policy and . .
4.Customs services in the EU .. . play a dual role.
5.Customs officers still act as collectors of customs levying import duties and taxes but increasingly they also work as watchdogs . .
6. These checks are different from the task of levying import duties, which customs authorities can perform at a later stage along the supply chain, .
7. Two particular causes of concern for customs authorities
8. On the basis of the customs declarations, . .
9. Simplified procedures allow checks to be carried out at the ...
10. Audits also regularly check .
.. and fighting criminal networks, thereby defending the safety and securityof European citizens.
a common legal framework (the Community Customs Code) which sets out the rules and procedures to be applied.
securing the Unions external borders to protect citizens health and safety.
.. play a dual role.
a central role in policing the EUs external borders
compliance by authorized operators when they use their authorizations.
locations most convenient for traders and at the most opportune point in the logistical process.
..with respect to health and safety are counterfeit goods and drug precursors.
. customs officers check the shipment and levy the import duties and taxes due.
..for example on the premises of the importer or exporter, to avoid congestion at the EUs external borders.
Ex.7. 2-MINUTE DEBATES:Students face each other in pairs and engage in the
following 2-minute debates. The subject is Obligations, Powers and Liability of the EU Customs Authorities.
Ex.7. VOCAB EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a
dictionary or Googles search field (or another search engine) to build up more
associations / collocations of each word.
Ex.8. INTERNET SEARCH: Look through the site of FCS, find information about the obligations, powers and liabilities of the FCS officers. Compare them with the obligations, powers and liability of the EU Customs Authorities. Are there any differences?
Ex.9. WRITING: Read the proper article from the ADDENDUM. Write a
summary of the text. Present it to the class.
Ex.10. SPEAKING: Speak on the topic Obligations, Powers and Liability of the EU Customs Authorities.