Posted by: crisdiaz24 | March 16, 2011

THE SUEZ CRISIS: CLOZE TEST

CLOZE TEST

Read the text and complete the chart below with a word from the list that comes after the text. Every word can only be used ONCE. There are NINE words that you don’t need to use. Question 0 has been answered as an example.

THE SUEZ CRISIS

The Suez Crisis was a war fought by Britain, France, and Israel 0) __________ Egypt   beginning on 29 October 1956.

The attack followed Egypt’s decision of 26 July 1956 to nationalise   the Suez Canal  , after the 1) __________ of an offer by Britain and the USA  to fund the building of the Aswan Dam . Britain and the United States turned down funding the dam partly in 2) __________ to Egypt recognizing thePeople’s Republic of China during the 3) __________ of tensions between China and Taiwan . Egyptian President Nasser also wanted to annex Sudan but Britain and France were 4) __________ opposed to this plan. The Israeli government feared that Egypt intended to 5)__________ an attack against their country in March or April 1957 with Soviet 6) __________. From the British, French and Israeli perspective the crisis had begun on 26 July, and the actual military operation was their reaction to it.

The three 7) __________, especially Israel, were mainly successful in attaining their immediate military objectives, but pressure from the United States and the USSR   at the United Nations and elsewhere forced them to 8) __________. As a result of the political pressure Britain and France failed in their political and strategic aim of controlling the canal. Israel 9)__________ some of its objectives, such as attaining freedom of navigation through the Straits of Tiran . As a result of the conflict, the UNEF  would police the Egyptian-Israeli border to prevent both sides from recommencing 10) __________.

Abandon               cast                      hostilities             retire                   throw

Against departure             launch                  retirement            versus

Allies                    fulfilled                partners               strongly                withdraw

Answer                 height                   response               support                 withdrawal

0) AGAINST

1)

2)

3)

4)

5)

6)

7)

8)

9)

10)

KEY

 

0) AGAINST

1) WITHDRAWAL

2) RESPONSE

3) HEIGHT

4) STRONGLY

5) LAUNCH

6) SUPPORT

7) ALLIES

8) WITHDRAW

9) FULFILLED

10) HOSTILITIES

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