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Vocabulary and Grammar. Task 14.Complete the sentences with the correct form of these phrasal verbs. pass through give back check in for fill in step through take off move on

Task 14.Complete the sentences with the correct form of these phrasal verbs.

pass through give back check in for fill in step through take off move on hand over look through go on


1) They arrived at the airport late and saw their plane ____________.

2) When you ____________ your flight you ____________ your baggage except carry-on luggage.

3) When I ____________ security check I had to ____________ the metal detector.

4) I ____________ the declaration form and presented it to the customs officer.

5) He ____________ working in shifts at the passenger control until he ____________ to the investigation department.

6) The customs official asked me a few questions about the contents of my baggage, stamped the declaration form and ______ it ______ to me.



Task 15. Find the word that doesn’t fit the group and explain why. See Conversational Formulas.


1) arrive – leave – come – reach – approach

2) passport – ticket – receipt – boarding pass – seat number

3) flight attendant – customs officer – policeman – border guard

4) plane – train – bus –bike – taxi

5) gift – souvenir – present – bribe



Task 16.Match left and right and translate the sentences:

1. The assessment and collection of duties and taxes have always been E a) to classify merchandise and collect the duty.
2. Laboratory analyses are performed in order   b) to collect proper duty and to prevent smuggling.
3. This cargo document is     c) to target the more sophisticated violators of customs laws and regulations.
4. Effective passenger and baggage control is necessary   d) improper amounts of duty to be collected.
5. Investigation of customs violations is performed   e) one of the main functions of customs organizations.
6. Errors in merchandise classification often result in   f) basis for goods valuation.



Task 17.a) Study the table.

word meaning example
ONE the number One man, no man.
  someone or something of a type that has already been mentioned The students who do best in exams are not always the ones with the best brains.
  people in general One doesn’t often get the chance to talk to a President.

b) Translate the text.

The problem of drug abuse is an international one. It destroys individuals and communities. There are two very important elements in the fight against drugs. One is the reduction of demand and the other is the reduction of supply. It is the reduction of supply which is the aim of law enforcement agencies around the world. One of their principal aims is to encourage international cooperation.

c) What does the word “ONE” refer to in the text?



Task 18.Work with the dictionary to find out the meanings of the words.


duty –1) _______________

2) _______________

It’s our duty to inform the passengers about the changes in the law.

When you bring alcohol or cigarettes above the fixed quotas into a country, you have to pay the duty.


free – 1) _______________

2) _______________

He was found not guilty and walked free from the court.

If something is free from tax, you don’t have to pay tax on it.


stamp –1) _______________

2) _______________

The passenger was taking out a big collection of stamps.

The official put his personal stampon the documents when he accepted it for clearance.


drug –1) _______________

2) _______________

The big drug companies make huge profits.

Parents should talk openly to their children about the dangers of drug abuse.

The team was banned from the Olympics after failing a drug test.


Task 19.Read and complete the text.


Safety and security are the top priority for all airlines, and flying is the safest way to travel. Each year the world’s air travelers make 1.5 billion journeys and on average there are only 50 fatal accidents. But there are lots of things which you can do (1) _______ your journey safer and more enjoyable.

Pack your suitcase or rucksack yourself and never offer (2) ______ a packet for someone else.

Make sure you check in early. Most airlines say you (3) ______ to check in at least one hour before a short flight and two hours before intercontinental flights. However, security checks and baggage X-ray scans can (4) ______ a long time and you don’t want (5)______ your flight, so allow an extra half-hour.

Remember that you (6) ______ have sharp things like scissors or knives in your hand baggage.

On the plane you (7) ______ stay in your seat all the time. It’s good to walk around and stretch your legs.

You (8) ______ wear a seat belt for take-off and landing, but it’s a good idea to keep it on all the time you are in your seat.

You (9) ______ listen carefully to the safety instructions so that if there (10) ______ an accident, you know how to get out of the plane quickly.


  A B C
make making to make
take taking to take
have must can
be take make
miss to miss missing
don’t have to can’t have to mustn’t
have to don’t have to mustn’t
must have can
don’t have to can must
be is was

Task 20.a)Put the verbs in brackets into the correct Active or Passive form.

The daft musician

Have you ever __________ (wake up) by the sound of music? When a house in Holland __________ (break into) recently, the burglar couldn’t resist playing the piano! Unfortunately for the thief, the owner of the house __________ (disturb) by the music and the police __________ (call) immediately.


Beware of the parrot!

In a recent theft, a bad-tempered parrot (to leave) English police a vital clue. The bird, which __________(name) Mickey, (to disappear) from a pet shop. Later the police (to find) a trail of blood, which (to allow) them to make a DNA match to the suspect. The thief __________ (to identify) because he __________ (to bite) by the parrot.


Video evidence

On Sunday, John Smith’s mobile phone, iPod and video camera __________ (to steal) by thieves who (to drive) away in his car. Mr.Smith (to chase) the thieves who (to crash) his car and (to escape) on foot. Unluckily for the thieves, the video camera was on, and they __________ (to film). They__________ (to identify) easily and by Thursday evening they __________ (to catch).

Cat Dodgers

Three cat burglars __________ (to think) that they __________ (to have) a good idea – to climb down a chimney to get into a clothing store. The trouble __________(to be), the fireplace __________(to brick) up. One of them __________(to get stuck) at the bottom of a 15 feet shaft. The others had to wave from the rooftop until they _________(to catch) the eye of a passing policeman. Firemen __________ (to break down) the fireplace at the store to help the man out.


b) Discuss the following:

1. Which of these criminals do you think was the most stupid?

2. Do you know any other funny stories or jokes about criminals?


Task 21.a) Unscramble these words.

IOSGGBNNLE - _______________

TTEEIRDSCR - _______________

DOIPEHTRBI - _______________

b) Use all three words to make a sentence of your own.


Task 22. Make a written translation of the text and think about the title for it.

The illicit drug trade is truly international, spanning the globe. Drug traffickers are not confined by national boundaries; they transport their goods through many countries and often market their wares in several nations.

To be effective in combating this trade, an individual customs service cannot stand alone. It must work with other agencies, both nationally and internationally to share information and intelligence on all aspects of the drug trade to improve their capability to target suspect passengers or cargo. This includes general information on such topics as the routings, concealment methods and modus operandi as well as more precise information on specific smuggling activities where individuals or organizations are being targeted.




Task 23.Discuss the questions:

1. Why ispassengers’ baggage searched?

2. What questions do customs officers ask passengers before inspecting their baggage and why?

3. What can help customs officers perform their work more efficiently?


Task 24. Get ready to speak on the topic. Use the vocabulary of the unit.


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