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Pronunciation: AW

Directions: Practice by saying the word pairs and example sentences, then speak the words from this reading.

Word Pairs bow-bone, cow-cone, mouse-moan, out-own

Example sentence: How about a blouse in town?

Examples from this reading: Account 

Reading

Directions: Read the following passage carefully.

Israel’s top legal adviser rebuffed criticism of authorities for asking travellers entering the Jewish state to show border officers their emails, saying the checks affecting only certain foreign nationals were lawful.

The group called the checks a “drastic invasion of privacy … not befitting a democracy”. Israel’s security agencies have been keen to stop pro-Palestinian activists they suspect may be planning anti-Israel activities in the occupied West Bank or inside the Jewish state. 

Weinstein said officers of the internal undercover security service, the Shin Bet, needed “to establish or dispel suspicion against prospective foreign nationals wishing to enter Israel who show initial suspicious signs”.

He said officers were not allowed to access email accounts without the consent of the owner and added that travellers could refuse to cooperate. This did not necessarily mean they would automatically be barred entry.

“The traveller is not asked to reveal passwords … but opens the account on their own. The traveller has a full right to refuse the search and will not be forced to comply, although this will be taken into account when the authorities decide whether to allow the person to enter Israel,” he said.

Marc Grey, an ACRI attorney, said the issue was not so much the matter of revealing the email account’s password but the actual perusal of the private content in the mailbox.

“Passwords are not the issue, email accounts are about as private as it gets,” Grey told Reuters.

He said he did not know how many travellers to Israel had been asked to open their email accounts.

Lila Margalit, another ACRI attorney, said travellers were not on an equal footing when they faced questioning.

“A tourist … to Israel (who is) interrogated at the airport by Shin Bet agents and told to grant access to their email account, is in no position to give free and informed consent. Such ‘consent’, given under threat of deportation, cannot serve as a basis for such a drastic invasion of privacy,” she wrote in an email distributed on Wednesday.

“Allowing security agents to take such invasive measures at their own discretion and on the basis of such flimsy ‘consent’ is not befitting of a democracy.”

Focus on Grammar

The simple past shows that an action ended. For example, the sentence "I ate dinner last night" uses the past of eat , "ate," to show that dinner ended last night.
What action ended in the past in the sentence(s) below?

   Directions: Identify how the simple_pastis used in the sentence(s) below

  1. Passwords are not the issue, email accounts are about as private as it gets, Grey told Reuters.
  2. He said officers were not allowed to access email accounts without the consent of the owner and added that travellers could refuse to cooperate.
  3. Such' consent', given under threat of deportation, cannot serve as a basis for such a drastic invasion of privacy, she wrote in an email distributed on Wednesday.
  4. to Israel( who is) interrogated at the airport by Shin Bet agents and told to grant access to their email account, is in no position to give free and informed consent.

Word Roots & Stems

Rule: The suffix er adds "one who" to the meaning of a word, like driver.

Directions: Identify the word that ends with -er in each sentence and write it on the line.

  1. Israel's top legal adviser rebuffed criticism of authorities for asking travellers entering the Jewish state to show border officers their emails, saying the checks affecting only certain foreign nationals were lawful.The group called the checks a "drastic invasion of privacy & hellip;

 

  1. He said officers were not allowed to access email accounts without the consent of the owner and added that travellers could refuse to cooperate.

 

  1. Israel's top legal adviser rebuffed criticism of authorities for asking travellers entering the Jewish state to show border officers their emails, saying the checks affecting only certain foreign nationals were lawful.The group called the checks a "drastic invasion of privacy & hellip;

 

Directions: Fill in the blanks below, just as in the models.

actor

act + or

Denzel Washigton is her favorite actor.

fighter

____________

________________________________________________

dancer

____________

________________________________________________

builder

____________

________________________________________________

painter

____________

________________________________________________

teacher

teach + er

My teacher gives us a lot of homework.

 

Vocabulary Practice

FILL IN THE BLANK

Directions: Use the word bank to identify the word that best completes the sentence.

 

dispel

drastic

foreign

invasion

service

barred

befitting

rebuffed

cooperate

access

criticism

suspect

establish

initial

Foreign

     
  1. The police _______________ed that he was at home at the time of the crime.
  2. Her long white dress _______________ a new bride.
  3. He _______________ed his secret bank account from work.
  4. He felt very angry about her _______________ of his report.
  5. She helps clean the park as a _______________ to her community.
  6. Turning on the lights _______________led the boy's belief that there was a monster under the bed.
  7. The _______________ step of a revolution is to kill all the lawyers.
  8. She spoke a _______________ language I did not understand.
  9. The engineering team and the designers _______________d to make the new model.
  10. He was _______________ from entering the burning building by the firefighters.
  11. Kublai Khan led the Mongol army in two _______________s of Japan, but both failed.
  12. The police _______________ he robbed the bank.
  13. She quickly _______________ him when he invited her to dinner.
  14. The death penalty is a _______________ punishment.

Vocabulary Practice

MATCHING

Directions: Write the letter of word that matches the definition on the line. If it helps, feel free to also draw a line between the definition and the matching word.

  1. dispel
  2. drastic
  3. foreign
  4. invasion
  5. service
  6. barred
  7. befitting
  8. rebuffed
  9. cooperate
  10. access
  11. criticism
  12. suspect
  13. establish
  14. initial
  15. Foreign

  • _______ To determine if something is true or not.

  • _______ Be proper; appropriate.

  • _______ Get into somewhere or gain the use of something.

  • _______ Comments and judgment about work or behavior; usually negative.

  • _______ Work done for the benefit of another.

  • _______ Scatter or cause to go away.

  • _______ First.

  • _______ From a different place or culture.

  • _______ Of different origin.

  • _______ Work together with.

  • _______ To block or prevent.

  • _______ An act of forcefully entering as an enemy.

  • _______ To think something is true.

  • _______ Refuse or deny impolitely.

  • _______ Extreme.

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