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Pronunciation: AY

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

Word Pairsfree-fry, me-my, sea-sigh, be-buy, tree-try

Example sentence:I tried to dye my tie.

Examples from this reading:Provided - Priority -

 

Reading

Directions: Read the following passage carefully.

 

  1. Read the entire passage quickly and generate questions using the graphic organizer below.
  2. Read the passage again more carefully and try to answer your questions.

Thick Questions
Big questions that you need to THINK and SEARCH to find the answers to.
EXAMPLES:
Why does the author think that…?
What would happen if …?
Why does…?

Thin Questions
Smaller questions that you can find the answer to RIGHT IN THE TEXT.
EXAMPLES:
What…?
Who…?
When…?
Where…?

Questions

Possible Answers

Questions

Possible Answers

       
       
       

 

International travellers will no longer have water bottles, perfumes and other liquids confiscated as they board planes under a radical overhaul of airport security.

The easing of restrictions will begin next year as Australia's international airports begin rolling out new explosive detection equipment.

The shake-up, announced by the federal government on Sunday, also promises to cut waiting times for passengers by easing bottlenecks at security gates.

Under the current tight rules to guard against terrorist attacks, international travellers are forced to surrender all liquids – from water and soft drink to sunscreen – in containers larger than 100ml.

About 8000 items – including water bottles – are handed over at Sydney International Airport security checkpoints each month and as many as 1250 duty free items, including perfume and alcohol, are also seized.

But Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said that would now change.

The new technology, which has been trialled at Sydney airport, would enable authorities to detect the smallest trace of explosives in liquids.

"The easing of restrictions will no doubt be widely welcomed," Mr Albanese told The Sunday Telegraph.

"It will make air travel easier and less stressful for passengers as well as free airport security staff to better focus on their core screening responsibilities without the distraction of having to confiscate items from people's bags," he said.

"While preventing acts of terrorism remains our number one priority, we're also determined to minimise the disruption and inconvenience experienced by passengers as they transit throughout major airports, including by deploying the latest technologies."

One of the main gripes expressed by travellers is having duty-free goods seized.

The restrictions were introduced in 2006 following fears that terrorists would take liquid explosives on international flights.

Despite the rules being in place for five years, passengers routinely failed to understand the restrictions, and continued to try to take banned liquids onto flights.

Many passengers get caught out because some duty-free stores fail to place goods in secure bags.

Some European airports have removed the liquid ban, provided their flight originated from outside the EU and they were transferring to another destination.

The global ban on liquids at airports was introduced after British police foiled a terror plot which involved detonating liquid explosives on a series of trans-Atlantic flights in 2006.

Mr Albanese said authorities had been determined to lift the bans as soon as possible.

Question 1: Suggest a different title for this text. Why do you think that this would make a good title?

 

Question 2: Identify a quote from the text that you think is very important and explain why.

 

Question 3: What part of the text is hard for you to understand? What do you think it means?

 

Question 4: What connections can you make between the text and other texts, information, or experiences?

 

Question 5: Write 3-5 sentences summarizing the text.




Focus on Grammar

There are 3 cases for the simple future:

  1. Predict: "Will" and "Going to" are the same when the speaker believes something will happen: "The Yankees will win." is the same as "The Yankees are going to win."
  2. Plan: To describe a plan, we usually use "going to": "We are going to see a movie tonight. "
  3. Willingness: For something we agree to do (or someone else agrees to do) we use will: "Don't worry about dinner; I will cook. "

How is the simple future in the sentence(s) below?

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

  1. It will make air travel easier and less stressful for passengers as well as free airport security staff to better focus on their core screening responsibilities without the distraction of having to confiscate items from people's bags, he said.
  2. International travellers will no longer have water bottles, perfumes and other liquids confiscated as they board planes under a radical overhaul of airport security.The easing of restrictions will begin next year as Australia's international airports begin rolling out new explosive detection equipment.

 

Word Roots & Stems

Rule: The prefix readds "again" or "back" to the meaning of a word. This is one of the most common prefixes and can be correctly added to most verbs.

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

  1. It will make air travel easier and less stressful for passengers as well as free airport security staff to better focus on their core screening responsibilities without the distraction of having to confiscate items from people's bags, "he said

 

  1. "While preventing acts of terrorism remains our number one priority, we're also determined to minimise the disruption and inconvenience experienced by passengers as they transit throughout major airports , including by deploying the latest technologies.

 

  1. "While preventing acts of terrorism remains our number one priority, we're also determined to minimise the disruption and inconvenience experienced by passengers as they transit throughout major airports , including by deploying the latest technologies.

 

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

reapply

re + apply

He wasn't accepted this year but he will reapply next year.

refill

re + fill

Refill the cup if you spill the water.

reorganize

____________

________________________________________________

reheat

____________

________________________________________________

 

Vocabulary Practice

FILL IN THE BLANK

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

 

alcohol

explosive

radical

technology

enable

detect

deploying

confiscated

disruption

determined

distraction

restrictions

checkpoints

surrender

detection

     
  1. He was _______________ to become an actor.
  2. TV is a _______________ when you are doing homework.
  3. The war was a big _______________ to his plans.
  4. They have a collection of liquor and other _______________.
  5. When his country lost the war, the general _______________ed to the enemy.
  6. There is a security _______________ at the airport.
  7. She has _______________ political views and wants to overthrow the government.
  8. The government _______________ his house and car after he was caught cheating on his taxes.
  9. Subways _______________ people to move around the city quickly and easily.
  10. Early _______________ is important in the successful treatment of cancer.
  11. The _______________ blast hurt many people and burned the store.
  12. There are _______________ on how old a person must be to drive a car.
  13. This is delicious! Do I _______________ some basil in the sauce?
  14. The general _______________ his troops along the beach.
  15. Computer _______________ improves every year.

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. alcohol
  2. explosive
  3. radical
  4. technology
  5. enable
  6. detect
  7. deploying
  8. confiscated
  9. disruption
  10. determined
  11. distraction
  12. restrictions
  13. checkpoints
  14. surrender
  15. detection

  • _______ To make a strong decision.

  • _______ Something that takes one attention away from something else.

  • _______ Something that upsets or interrupts.

  • _______ The intoxicating liquid in drinks like beer and wine.

  • _______ To give up control to a stronger force.

  • _______ A place where people are stopped for inspection.

  • _______ Very different and opposed to what is or was.

  • _______ Take something away from someone by authority.

  • _______ To allow someone or something to do something; to give one the tools to do something.

  • _______ To gain awareness of something.

  • _______ Loudly and violently breaking apart.

  • _______ A rule or law that limits something.

  • _______ To discover, notice, or become aware of something.

  • _______ To bring something into action, to make use of.

  • _______ Knowledge of machinery, computers, etc.

 

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