News of the World - Cloze
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Activity by Steven Starry - (Profesor en Alcorcón)

First, do these activities: vocabulary. Listen to the recording if necessary: Slow MP3, Fast MP3 Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Click the this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Finally, do the quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas.


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The News of the World
Modified extracts From Wikipedia.
The News of the World (NOTW) was a newspaper (originally a ) published in the United Kingdom for 168 years from 1843 to 2011. It was at one time the biggest selling English language newspaper in the world, and at still had one of the highest English language .
Rupert Murdoch is the Australian/British/American media who owns News Corporation, the world's second-largest media , which owned NOTW. By 2000 Murdoch's News Corporation owned over 800 companies in more than 50 countries with a net of over $5 billion. The powerful Murdoch through his newspapers and Fox News (available to 102 million in the U.S.) had been credited many times for influencing the outcome of elections. Murdoch has been listed three times in the Time 100 as among the most people in the world. In May 2012, Forbes ranked him as the 24th most powerful person in the world.
In July 2011 in a scandal that was “hackgate” by the press (similar to “Watergate”), Murdoch faced that NOTW had been regularly hacking the phones of celebrities, royalty and politicians. hacked were: supermodel Elle Macpherson, publicist Max Clifford, Member of Parliament (MP) Simon Hughes; football agent Sky Andrew; and the Professional Footballers' Association's Gordon Taylor. It was also that the phones of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, relatives of British soldiers, and victims of the 7/7 London bombings were also accessed. All of which resulted in a public against the mogul and his News Corporation.
Rebekah Mary Brooks, Chief Executive Officer of News International from 2009 to 2011, is a figure in the phone hacking scandal, having been the editor of NOTW previously when illegal phone hacking was carried out by the newspaper. She resigned following criticism of her role in the controversy, but was subsequently arrested on suspicion of to intercept communications, of making corrupt payments to public officials, and of conspiracy to the course of justice. (She was charged on this last one on the 15th of May 2012.)
Murdoch has admitted that a cover-up had taken place within NOTW to hide the of the phone hacking. On 1 May 2012, a Public Inquiry released a report concluding that Murdoch "exhibited blindness to what was going on in his companies and publications," and stated that he was "not a fit person to exercise the of a major international company." Before this, continued public pressure also forced News Corporation to cancel its proposed of the British satellite pay-TV and telecommunications company British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), a company that serves over 25 million customers in the U.K. and Ireland. BSkyB had a market of approximately £12.6 billion (US$19.8 billion) as of 23 December 2011. Murdoch also faces police and government investigations into and corruption by the British government and FBI investigations in the U.S.
Unfortunately for Murdoch, there may have been more going on at NOTW than just the phone hacking. For instance, one private investigator whose partner was murdered (He was said to have been close to exposing important police corruption) was said by the Guardian to have had an "empire of corruption" which involved a network of contacts with corrupt police officers and a pattern of illegal behavior extending far phone hacking. Despite detailed evidence, the Metropolitan Police failed to effective in-depth investigations into his corrupt relationship with the NOTW for over a decade.