Russia's President Vladimir Putin has warned Turkey that it would pay for the downing of one of its warplanes on Tuesday. This comes after two Turkish F-16 fighter jets shot down a Russian Su-24, saying the Russian jet was flying over Turkish airspace. Moscow denies this and said its plane was over Syrian airspace. Turkey has warned Russia several times before after Russian planes flew over Turkish territory. Turkey said its fighter pilots warned the Russian pilots 10 times before they fired missiles at them. However, the Russian pilot who survived the shooting said he received no warnings at all and that he was not flying over Turkish airspace. Russia said the shooting was planned beforehand.
President Putin has advised all Russians to avoid going to Turkey. He has also said Russia would cut many economic ties with Turkey. Several major Russian holiday firms have removed packages to Turkey. This could hurt Turkey as 4.4 million Russians go there on vacation each year. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said a number of big joint projects between the two countries would be stopped. In addition, Turkish companies with strong trading ties to Russia will also face more difficult trading conditions. Turkey imports almost all of its energy from Russia, including 60 per cent of its gas and 35 per cent of its oil. Russia is also due to build Turkey's first nuclear power station, which is a $20 billion project.
1.pay for 付出代价
例句:Britain was to pay dearly for its lack of resolve.
2.fighter jet 战机
例句:The fighter jet fired one Sidewinder missile at the Reaper, causing the UAV to crash into a mountain side.
3.in addition 此外
例句:In addition, you can elect to share your files with others.
4.nuclear power station 核电站
例句:We are near the Oskarshamn nuclear power station in south-east Sweden.
1.On what day of the week did Turkey shoot down a Russian warplane?
a) a Friday
b) a Wednesday
c) a Sunday
d) a Tuesday
2.What is the name of the Russian plane that was shot down?
3.How many times did Turkish pilots say they warned Russian pilots?
4.What did the surviving Russian pilot say he didn't get?
5.When did Russia say the shooting was planned?
6.What did Russia say he would cut with Turkey?
b) economic ties
c) a defence treaty
7.How many Russians holiday in Turkey each year?
8.What kind of trading conditions will Turkish companies now face?
a) difficult ones
b) fair ones
c) dangerous ones
d) there will be none
9.How much of its oil does Turkey get from Russia?
10.What project is worth $20 billion?
a) a dam
b) a nuclear power station
c) a defence treaty
d) an oil pipeline