26.3.13

Wikileaks

Watch this BBC documentary about Wikileaks.




Watch the first five minutes and answer the questions below:


Fill in the gaps with the words you hear:

  1. It was the ………………… of the century.
  2. Wikileaks lifts the curtain on the …………………. between Washington and the Diplomats.
  3. These were cables that showed the superpower’s secret …………………
  4. Messages apparently stolen by one of their own soldiers, turned into a global …………………… by a whistleblowing website and its ……………………. founder.
  5. In the first in-depth television analysis of the secret cables, we lift the lid on how the superpower does …………………
  6. We reveal a superpower on a …………………………… to change the world.
  7. Over a year has passed since the ………………… of the cables.
  8. Now we assess what the ………………….. has been on the US and beyond.


Watch the second part and answer the questions:

  1. What are the US State Departments?
  2. What were the two journalists about to do?
  3. How many cables found their way to the website?
  4. How many major newspapers were involved?
  5. According to P.J. Crowley, why is it their responsibility to protect the material?
  6. What do the cables reveal?
  7. What are some of the things revealed about:
. Berlusconi
. Merkel
. Gadafi
. King Abdullah

Click here to go to the Wikileaks page.

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