the Suez Canal
1. Reading comprehension. Read the text carefully before answering the questions.
to reopen = to open again
to occupy = to take land and keep it
toll = money paid to use a canal
sitting duck = something which is very easy to shoot at because it does not move
air attack = shooting at something from a plane
peace = time when there is no war
Questions on the text.
1.1. Why was the Suez Canal important?
1.2. Why did the Arab-Israeli relations get better?
1.3. Why will the Soviet Union profit from the reopening?
2. Tenses. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct forms.
One day, a man (call) on a friend who (to live) in London. As he (walk) up the path,
he (notice) that his friend (to own) a big dog which (to bark) loudly.
"My goodness," he said. " (bark - your dog) so loudly? It (to look) at me as if it (think) I
(taste) nice." "Don't worry," (to say) his friend. "Rover (bark - always). Don't you know
the saying 'A dog which (bark) a lot never (bite)'?"
"Yes," said the first man, who (watch) Rover very carefully while he (speak). "I (know)
the saying, and you (know) it, but are you sure the dog (know) it?"
3. Conditional clauses. Put in the right tenses.