Task 1. Watch the video about the European Refugee Crisis.

Are the following
statements true or false? Write T for True or F for False.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvOnXh3NN9w

1. Syria has been inhabited for at least 10,000 years.

2. A third of the Syrian people have left their country.

3. The Arab states of the Persian Gulf have not accepted any Syrian refugees.

4. Between 2007and 2014, the EU spent €2 billion in preparation for the reception of refugees.

5. Germany announced that it would accept all Syrian refugees but a few days later it backed out.

6. All over the West, support for asylum seekers has mostly come from politicians, not from citizens.

7. The percentage of Muslim population in the EU is currently about 5%.

8. Native citizens are more likely to be involved in crime than refugees who become immigrants.

9. Refugees traveling with smartphones do not really need help.

10. The US and Australia have agreed to accept 12,000 and 10,000 Syrian refuges respectively.

Task 2. Watch the video again and answer the following questions.

1. How long has Syria been ruled by the al-Assad family?
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2. What is the Arab Spring? When did it happen?
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3. What was ISIS’ goal?
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4. Where are the majority of Syrian refugees living now?
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5. Why was Greece unable to take care of all the people that arrived on its islands?
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6. What was the operation Mare Nostrum designed for?
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7. What made people around the world change the way they thought about the refugee crisis?
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8. What fears do people in the Western world have over the large number of refugees arriving in Europe?
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