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IELTS Listening Exercise 13 – Greece’s plan to raise taxes

Difficulty level: Easy

Listen to the recording and complete gaps in the text below:

Greece’s plan to raise taxes

  1. Greece has approved a plan to raise taxes, cut spending and sell government-owned _________________ . This clears the way for seventeen billion dollars in loans from the International Monetary Fund and the _________________ . The _________________ are a share of the one-hundred-fifty-six-billion-dollar rescue deal that Greece secured last year.
  2. The money will help the government to operate and pay its _________________ until the middle of September. But the austerity plan led to a _________________ on Tuesday and Wednesday, along with violent demonstrations in Athens.
  3. Several hundred protesters and police were injured. The Greek _________________ approved the forty-billion-dollar plan on Wednesday and the details on Thursday. Prime Minister George Papandreou won more support than expected for his proposals. He _________________ to parliament to do everything possible to avoid defaulting on the debts of the _________________ of democracy.

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