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Destination Afghanistan

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The turquoise waters of Afghanistan’s very first national park.

The authorities here are trying to attract tourists to Bamian, the same place where the Taliban blew up a giant Buddha ten years ago.

It’s hoped once security concerns are addressed tourism can form the backbone of the Afghan economy.

Last year even saw ski slopes open for business and the country’s first international skiing competition.

Vocabulary

the authorities: pemerintah

blew up: meledakkan

security concerns: kekhawatiran mengenai keamanan

the backbone of: bagian paling penting

ski slopes: lintasan ski

Exercise

Isilah tempat yang kosong dengan memilih kata-kata yang sesuai berikut ini:

the authorities / blew up / security concerns / the backbone of / slopes

1. And, in another mysterious and high-profile case in 2003, US pizza delivery man Brian Wells was killed when a collar bomb he was wearing __________ after he robbed a bank in Pennsylvania.

2. Saif al-Islam, one of the Libyan leader's sons, sought to rally regime forces earlier on Tuesday by making a defiant appearance and claiming the regime had broken ___________ the rebel advance.

3. His beating-up by security forces shows that he has hit home and that __________ tolerance for dissent is touching zero.

4. Glasgow Caledonian University's Moffat Centre, which monitors visitor attractions, said Scotland's __________ benefited most from heavy snowfalls.

5. Brazil had been scheduled to play African champions Egypt on Tuesday 6 September, but the game was cancelled due to __________ in Cairo.

Answer

1. And, in another mysterious and high-profile case in 2003, US pizza delivery man Brian Wells was killed when a collar bomb he was wearing blew up after he robbed a bank in Pennsylvania.

Source: Unlacing the 'necklace bomb'

2. Saif al-Islam, one of the Libyan leader's sons, sought to rally regime forces earlier on Tuesday by making a defiant appearance and claiming the regime had broken the backbone of the rebel advance.

Source: Gaddafi regime 'in death throes'

3. His beating-up by security forces shows that he has hit home and that the authorities' tolerance for dissent is touching zero.

Source: Famed cartoonist Ali Farzat 'beaten'

slopes

Source: Scots tourist attractions 'weather economic downturn'

5. Brazil had been scheduled to play African champions Egypt on Tuesday 6 September, but the game was cancelled due to security concerns in Cairo.

Source: Ghana line up prestigious friendly against Brazil