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In the news - English language schools win court battle over visas

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Here is a news lesson that really affects us. I have removed some of the words from the text and need you to put the correct word in each gap. What do you think about this situation. Do you agree with the opinions of the people in the article?

Read the full article at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/10569701.stm

Key Words


English language schools have won a High Court battle over visa _1_ which they say are absurd and damaging to their businesses.
They took the action over new regulations which say that people coming to the UK to study must have a good _2_ of English.
The restrictions were part of a drive against illegal immigration.
The government says illegal immigrants and migrants seeking low-skilled work were abusing the system.
Foreign students coming to study are now _3_ to have English language skills of at least GCSE level.
English UK, which represents 440 language schools, says the regulations are "disproportionate and unjustified".
The group's chief executive Tony Millns said: "It's clearly _4_ requiring students to know English before they come here to study it."
His group brought the case after the rules were tightened by the Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson.
It argued in court that the Home Office should have brought the _5_ back to Parliament for proper debate.
Mr Millns said he hoped common sense would now _6_ so that students could come into the UK to study English with a lower level in the language, equivalent to having studied it for 150 to 200 hours.
The coalition government says it is reviewing English language requirements across the visa system.
It believes the student visa system could be abused by people who want to come to Britain but have no _7_ of studying.

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