Sunday, 1 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 62. WikiLeaks. Listening

1. The (1.1) _________ why I say that is because they are responsible for (1.2) _____________all kinds of confidential information, some of which is (1.3) _____________  (1.4)______________ information and they release it in a (1.5)______________ way.                                                                                                        
 2. They seem to have (2.1)_______ (2.2)_____________ for the ethics of what they’re doing, and um I think that they (2.3)___________ (2.4)_____________ stopped.                                         
 3. They’ve exposed people who they say are (3.1)_______________, and now their lives and those of their families are now (3.2)_____ (3.3)___________.                                         
4. Can you be (4.1) _________ about that? Is there any (4.2)_____________ to prove that?    
5. That’s not the ____________.                                                                                                        
6. You don’t have the right, and it’s simply (6.1) __________ to think that you do. If you think about it, it’s just (6.2)____________ and it’s (6.3)____________.                
7. It has made information available and it means that big (7.1)_____________ and (7.2)______________ will need to be much more careful about how they (7.3)___________ (7.4)_____________ things in the future, because they can no longer hide (7.5)___________ (7.6)_____________. 
8. Freedom of information can only be a good thing, and it’s like a (8.1)____________ call to all those who previously thought that they could get away with (8.2)___________ by just keeping it quiet.
9. But that doesn’t take (9.1)____________ of the fact that some information is highly sensitive and  shouldn’t be allowed to (9.2) ______________ around the internet.
10. Information has always been (10.1) _____________ and there have always been (10.2)__________________
11. The point I’m trying to (11.1)__________ is that the chances of you being (11.2)_____________ are increased , then it’ll make you think twice about the actions you’re taking, whether you’re in government or in a big (11.3)_______________.

(1.1) reason 

(1.2) leaking 

(1.3) highly 

(1.4) sensitive  

 (1.5) reckless                                                                                                       
reckless: showing a lack of care about danger and the possible results of your actions. Sp. imprudente, temerario. E.g. He showed a reckless disregard for his own safety. She was a good rider, but reckless. He had always been reckless with money. To cause death by reckless driving.

(2.1) no 

(2.2) regard 
regard: respect or admiration. E.g. I had great regard for his abilities. Children no longer have proper regard for their parents and teachers.

(2.3) should 

(2.4) be                                                                                  

(3.1) informants 

(3.2) in 

(3.3) danger                                                                                          

(4.1) sure 

(4.2) evidence                                                                                                             

 5. point                                                                                                                                                 

(6.1) ridiculous 

(6.2) irresponsible 

(6.3) dangerous                                                                                  

(7.1) companies 

(7.2) governments 

(7.3) deal 

(7.4) with 

(7.5) behind 

(7.6) secrets                                                                                                                                          

 (8.1) wake-up 
wake-up call: an event that makes people realize that there is a problem that they need to do something about. E.g. These riots should be a wake-up call for the government.

(8.2) wrongdoing 
wrongdoing: illegal or dishonest behaviour. E.g. The company denies any wrongdoing.                                                                                                                                                                         

(9.1) account   

(9.2) spread       

10. (10.1) leaked      

(10.2) whistleblowers                                                                                                                        
whistle-blower: (used especially in newspapers) a person who informs people in authority or the public that the company they work for is doing something wrong or illegal.

(11.1) make 

(11.2) discovered 

(11.3) corporation

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