Posted by: crisdiaz24 | December 1, 2015

THE CASE AGAINST ID CARDS – 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 five words that you do not need to use. Question 0 has been answered as an example.

THE CASE AGAINST ID CARDS

The ID card scheme signalled a 0) __________ in the relationship between the individual and the state – where information is not just shared when necessary, but shared unless there is a reason not to.

There are plenty of other arguments against ID Cards. They are:

Ineffective

  • Crime – There is no 1) __________ that crime levels in countries that already have ID Cards (such as France, Germany, Italy and Spain) have been reduced by having ID cards;
  • Terrorism – Terrorists, 2) __________ suicide bombers, generally want to hide their intent not their identity. The 2005 Madrid train bombers carried ID cards which did not prevent them from committing their horrifying act. Even former Home Secretary Charles Clarke admitted that ID cards would not have stopped the London bombings in 2005;
  • Identity fraud – This rarely happens face-to-face but instead most often occurs 3) __________, which ID cards wouldn’t affect. In any case it is highly likely that false ID cards would be created by those intent on committing face-to-face identity fraud and, with so much information stored in one place the National Identity Register (NIR) would be 4) __________ to those intent on doing us harm;
  • Benefit fraud – The Government’s own statistics show that 95 per cent of benefit fraud is due to lying about circumstances, not about identity;
  • Illegal immigration – Asylum 5) __________ already have to carry identifying documents.

Expensive

The Government estimated in November 2008 that the ID Cards scheme would cost £5billion, excluding external costs. This money would be far better spent ensuring agencies such as the police are 6) __________ resourced.

ID cards were priced at £30 or more, and it was proposed that carriers would have to pay again to replace lost cards, when moving house or changing their name. 7) __________ of £1,000 could have been charged to people who did not notify the authorities of changes in personal data.

Intrusive and unsafe

Large amounts of information (including  8) __________ addresses and immigration status) would have been held about individuals on the NIR, with the likelihood of more being held in the future.

This information would have been shared with many agencies 9) __________ the government and also sub-contractors with scope for extension into the private sector.

The government’s record of losing sensitive information 10) __________ doubts about its ability to manage this much new information securely. In 2007, for example, Her Majesty’s Revenues & Customs mislaid millions of people’s personal financial details.

Adapted from: https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/human-rights/privacy/id-cards/case-against-id-cards

APPLICANTS                FORMER                 PUNISHMENTS       SHIFT

ESPECIALLY                  LATTER                    RAISED                       SPECIALLY

EVIDENCE                     ONLINE                   ROSE                           VULNERABLE

FINES                             PROPERLY              SEEKERS                     WITHIN

0 SHIFT
1         6      
2 7
3 8
4 9
5 10

KEY

  1. EVIDENCE
  2. ESPECIALLY
  3. ONLINE
  4. VULNERABLE
  5. SEEKERS
  6. PROPERLY
  7. FINES
  8. FORMER
  9. WITHIN
  10. RAISED
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