. Plainclothes police chased the man onto an underground train fearing he was carrying a bomb and was going toset it off. 2. There's no end to the flow offanatic killers in Iraq, and thus no clear victory is likely. 3. A radical Islamic group linked to the London bombings has launched a/anclandestine recruitment campaign aimed at Muslim youth in Sydney. 4. The Turkish police believe that a deadly bombexplosion in a seaside resort at the weekend was the work of the rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)1. 5. The top Algerian diplomat in Iraq and a fellow envoy werekidnapped in Baghdad by insurgents battling to drive Muslim diplomats from the country. 6. A1 Qaeda's first coordinated bomb attacks on London's public transport which shocked Britain on July 7 werelaunched at the same time as the G8 summit in Scotland. Police say a man was carrying an explosive device in a sack when itexploded. 7. First came Bali, then Riyadh, Casablanca and Istanbul, then Madrid, Taba, London, and now, Sharm al-Sheikh, all sites in the past three years oflarge-scale terrorist attacks involving big bombs aimed at soft targets.
6. Insert prepositions where necessary:
1. Car bombs went ____ outside two hotels packed with European and Egyptian tourists. 2. The Irish Republican Army2 declared an end Thursday to a З6-year campaign of violence against Britain that was aimed ___unifying Northern Ireland with the Irish Republic. 3. Police evacuate Shepherd's Bush tube station after an attempt to set ___ a bomb. 4. Police said the victim attracted their attention because he left a house that was ____surveillance. 5. The sun of the company's General Manager was abducted by unidentified criminals ___ ransom. 6. Pakistan on Monday denied the alleged involvement of Pakistanis ___the Egypt bombings. 7. A gang of racists launched a vicious hammer attack ___ two Asian men while shouting abuse about the London bombings. 8. On the 61st anniversary of the failed assassination attempt ___ Adolf Hitler's life, the German Government remembered the men and women of the military resistance. 9. The group issued a statement that it is not involved ____ any destabilization plot ____ the present government. 10. New details have emerged of the "ball-bearing" bombs designed by the 7 July terrorist cell, which aimed __ cause mass casualties.
7. Paraphrase the following words and word combinations by using your active vocabulary:
a terrorist, a bomb, to plan the murder of a minister, the bomb was exploded, to start a terrorist attack, a secret terrorist group, to prevent an explosion, to kidnap, the bomb exploded, a large-scale terrorist attack.
1Kurdistan Workers' Partywas founded in 1974 as a Marxist-Leninist insurgent group primarily composed of Turkish Kurds. The group's goal has been to establish an independent Kurdish state in southeastern Turkey, where the population is predominantly Kurdish.
2The Irish Republican Army(the Provisional Irish Republican Army) is an Irish republican paramilitary organisation founded in 1969. Its aim has been the reunification of Ireland which it believed could not be achieved without a violent campaign directed against British rule in Northern Ireland. On July 28, 2005, the Provisional IRA Army Council announced an end to its armed campaign, stating that it would work to achieve its aims using "purely political and democratic programmes through exclusively peaceful means" and that "[IRA] Volunteers must not engage in any other activities whatsoever". Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org.'wiki/Provisional_Irish_Republican_Army