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Ex. 6. READ AND FILL IN THE SPACES.

Travellers at two US airports ____ new high-tech scanners. International airports in Los Angeles and New York ____ scanners that can ‘see through’ clothing. The new machines will mainly search ____. They use the very latest technology, called millimeter wave imaging. Radio waves create a 3-D image of someone’s body to see if they ______ dangerous. Government officials say the new equipment will make air travel safer. A spokesperson said: “Imaging devices ____ security tool, but they are a brand new security tool for airports.” There are plans to install the devices in another 30 airports across the country. An official promised that passengers will prefer the scanner ____ their body. The new technology _____ privacy groups, who believe the scanning process is too detailed. They say the device can see too much of the naked body. A civil liberties spokesman said _____ virtual strip search. He warned: “We need to make sure there are good safeguards. The temptation _____ procedures when a celebrity or someone well-known is involved.” One female passenger at LA airport suggested that only female operators ______ female passengers. She said she was highly embarrassed to see a male official looking at the digital image of her body. She was also worried the scanned images _____ Internet. It seems it’s ______, however, before the machines replace metal detectors.

Ex.7.AIRPORT SECURITY DISCUSSION

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

a) What did you think when you read the headline?
b) What springs to mind when you hear the words ‘airport security’?
c) What do you think of the new high tech body scanners?
d) How would you feel to be scanned by something that can see through your clothes?
e) What other uses can you think of for the body scanner?
f) Do you think air travel will ever be totally free from terrorist attack?
g) What do you think of the current security procedure of metal detectors and being frisked by security officials?
h) Do you worry about security when you travel?
i) What other kinds of security would you like to see at airports?
j) Do you like hearing about new high-tech devices?

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

a) Did you like reading this article?
b) Do you understand why privacy groups are worried?
c) Do you share the civil liberties group’s concerns that the scanner is the same as a virtual strip search?
d) Do you think airport staff would use the scanner for the wrong purposes?
e) Do famous people need extra attention when passing through the body scanner?
f) Would you be highly embarrassed at images taken by the scanner?
g) Do you think the 3-D images could end up on the Internet?
h) Do you like airports?
i) What questions would you like to ask the civil libertarians?
j) Did you like this discussion?

Ex.8. LANGUAGE



Travellers at two US airports will soon be (1) ____ by new high-tech scanners. International airports in Los Angeles and New York have (2) ____ digital body scanners that can ‘see through’ clothing. The new machines will (3) ____ search for weapons and explosives. They use the (4) ____ latest technology, called millimeter wave imaging. Radio waves create a 3-D image of someone’s body to see if they are concealing anything dangerous. Government officials say the new equipment will make air travel safer. A spokesperson said: “Imaging devices are not a brand new security tool, but they are a brand new security tool (5) ____ airports.” There are plans to install the devices in another 30 airports across the country. An official promised that passengers will prefer the scanner (6) ____ a security guard patting their body. The new technology has (7) ____ questions by privacy groups, who believe the scanning process is too detailed. They say the device can see too much of the naked (8) ____. A civil liberties spokesman said it was the same as a virtual strip search. He warned: “We need to make sure there are good safeguards. The temptation is (9) ____ not to follow procedures when a celebrity or someone well-known is (10) ____.” One female passenger at LA airport suggested that only female operators should be allowed to scan female passengers. She said she was (11) ____ embarrassed to see a male official looking at the digital image of her body. She was also worried the scanned images could end up on the Internet. It seems it’s only a matter of time, however, (12) ____ the machines replace metal detectors.


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