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Last updated at 15:38 GMT, Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Missing tortilla wrappers

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They are a staple of the Mexican diet.

But now, authorities have decided to use tortillas to raise awareness of missing people.

More than 30 vendors in Chihuahua have started to print information on the flatbread's packaging about people who have disappeared.

The government hopes the campaign, which also includes posters and flyers, will encourage citizens to report missing people as early as possible.

staple

main or basic part of a diet

to raise awareness of

let people know about

packaging

the temporary container for a new product

disappeared

vanished

encourage

make someone likely to do something

Exercise:

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

staple/ to raise awareness of/ packaging/ disappeared/ encourage


1. A project run by the Zoological Society for London (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) is trying ___________ these less appreciated creatures.


2. In New York his __________ diet was a sandwich and a salad. The idea to bring a similar concept to India grew out of the lack of fresh sandwich chains in Mumbai.


3. He highlighted grant schemes to __________ firms to take on apprentices.

4. "From a UK perspective," he added, "the most important next step would be plain __________, which effectively removes the single most important marketing tool still available to the tobacco industry, the pack itself."


5. Fernandes and two other defendants are charged with the murder of Eliza Samudio, who __________ in June 2010.

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How did you do?

1

to raise awareness of

2

staple

3

encourage

4

packaging

5

disappeared