The Reading / Listening - Level 2

Russia's Vladimir Putin has warned Turkey it would pay for shooting down one of its warplanes on Tuesday. Two Turkish F-16 fighter jets shot down a Russian Su-24. Turkey said the Russian jet was flying over Turkish airspace. Moscow said its plane was over Syrian airspace. Turkey warned Russia several times before about Russian planes flying over its territory. Turkey said its fighter pilots warned the Russian pilots before they fired missiles at them. The Russian pilot who survived said he received no warnings and that he was not flying over Turkey. Russia said Turkey planned the shooting.



Mr Putin has advised Russians not to go to Turkey. He said Russia would cut many economic ties with Turkey. Major Russian holiday firms have removed tours to Turkey. Around 4.4 million Russians holiday in Turkey each year. Several joint projects between the two countries would also be stopped. In addition, Turkish companies trading with Russia will face more difficult trading conditions. Turkey imports most of its energy from Russia, including 60 per cent of its gas and 35 per cent of its oil. Russia also plans to build Turkey's first nuclear power station.

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Sources
  • http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/russia-says-turkey-will-pay-economic-price-for-deliberate-downing-of-jet-1.2443934
  • http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/11/25/uk-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-erdogan-idUKKBN0TE0QV20151125
  • https://www.rt.com/op-edge/323366-turkey-russians-feel-betrayed/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Putin has warned Turkey it would

a.

the Russian pilots

2.

shooting down

b.

missiles at them

3.

Turkish F-16 fighter

c.

its territory

4.

Turkey warned Russia several

d.

jets

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flying over

e.

pay

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its fighter pilots warned

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the shooting

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before they fired

g.

times

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Russia said Turkey planned

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one of its warplanes



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

cut many economic

a.

trading with Russia

2.

tours to

b.

ties

3.

4.4 million Russians holiday

c.

energy from Russia

4.

Several joint projects between

d.

Turkey

5.

Turkish companies

e.

station

6.

face more difficult trading

f.

in Turkey each year

7.

Turkey imports most of its

g.

conditions

8.

nuclear power

h.

the two countries





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Russia's Vladimir Putin has warned Turkey (1) ___________________ for shooting down one of its warplanes on Tuesday. Two Turkish F-16 fighter (2) ___________________ a Russian Su-24. Turkey said the Russian jet (3) ___________________ Turkish airspace. Moscow said its plane was over Syrian airspace. Turkey warned Russia (4) ___________________ about Russian planes flying over its territory. Turkey said its fighter pilots warned the Russian pilots before they fired (5) ___________________. The Russian pilot who survived said he received (6) ___________________ that he was not flying over Turkey. Russia said Turkey planned the shooting.

Mr Putin has advised Russians (7) ___________________ Turkey. He said Russia would cut many (8) ___________________ Turkey. Major Russian holiday firms have (9) ___________________ Turkey. Around 4.4 million Russians holiday in Turkey each year. Several joint projects (10) ___________________ countries would also be stopped. In addition, Turkish companies trading with Russia will face more difficult trading conditions. Turkey (11) ___________________ its energy from Russia, including 60 per cent of its gas and 35 per cent of its oil. Russia also (12) ___________________ Turkey's first nuclear power station.

PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Russia'sVladimirPutinhaswarnedTurkeyitwouldpayforshootingdown
oneofitswarplanesonTuesday.TwoTurkishF-16fighterjetssho
tdownaRussianSu-24.TurkeysaidtheRussianjetwasflyingoverTurkis
hairspace.MoscowsaiditsplanewasoverSyrianairspace.Turkeywarn
edRussiaseveraltimesbeforeaboutRussianplanesflyingoveritsterrito
ry.TurkeysaiditsfighterpilotswarnedtheRussianpilotsbeforetheyfire
dmissilesatthem.TheRussianpilotwhosurvivedsaidhereceivednowar
ningsandthathewasnotflyingoverTurkey.RussiasaidTurkeyplannedt
heshooting.MrPutinhasadvisedRussiansnottogotoTurkey.HesaidRu
ssiawouldcutmanyeconomictieswithTurkey.MajorRussianholidayfir
mshaveremovedtourstoTurkey.Around4.4millionRussiansholidayin
Turkeyeachyear.Severaljointprojectsbetweenthetwocountrieswoul
dalsobestopped.Inaddition,TurkishcompaniestradingwithRussiawill
facemoredifficulttradingconditions.Turkeyimportsmostofitsenergyf
romRussia,including60percentofitsgasand35percentofitsoil.Russia
alsoplanstobuildTurkey'sfirstnuclearpowerstation.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

Write about Turkey and Russia for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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