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Дом Task 13. Answer the questions.
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Task 12. Fill in the blanks.

Task 11. Guess the meaning of the international words using in the text.

Task 10. Make up the questions.



1) something to sitting on, e.g. a chair

2) a place where something is, or is located or based

3) a parliamentary constituency

4) membership in legislative body

1) act of accepting the power or authority of another

2) legal theory, opinion presented to a judge or jury

3) the act of presenting something, e.g. a plan or document, for consideration

Task 6. Form the nouns from the following verbs:

advise, elect, appoint, agree, protect.

Task 7. Find words & expressions in the text which mean:

1. body of persons governing a state;

2. choosing or selecting (of candidates for an office, etc.) by vote;

3. the inhabitants of an electoral district;

4. laws enacted by lawmaking body;

5. a person with the right to sit in the House of Lords.

Task 8. Explain the meaning of the following words & expressions.

1. the head of the state;

2. to reign and to rule;

3. the hereditary principle;

4. the Crown.

Task 9. Make dialogues on the basis of the text you’ve just read. Imagine that you are a journalist from Ukraine asking a British student about his feelings for the British monarchy. Discuss the following points:

- function of the Sovereign;

- powers of the Queen in Government;

- the hereditary principle in the UK.

1) Britain is the parliamentary democracy with a Constitutional Monarch? Queen Elizabeth II.

2) The Parliament consists of the Queen, the House of Lords? And the House of Commons.

3) The house of Lords is made up of hereditary peers or peeresses.

4) The House of Commons is elected and representative body.

5) The Queen, Lords and Commons all have to agree to any new law which is passed.

Constitutional, Parliament, session, vacant, minimum, political party, leader, official, civil, social.

1) The parliament of the UK consists of the … (hereditary monarch), the House of … and the House of … .

2) The Queen is also … .

3) She also gives formal assent … .

4) The House of Commons, which plays major part in lawmaking, consists of … .

5) The House of Commons is presided over by … .

6) The Queen, Lords and Commons all have to … .

7) … examine the work of the Government.

8) Only the House of Commons can give permission for the Government to collect … .

9) Members of Parliament protect … of the individual.

1. What is the relationship between the Queen and the Parliament in Britain?

2. What are the functions of the House of Lords?

3. What are the functions of House of Commons?

4. What does the House of Lords consist of?

5. Who may be a member of the House of Commons?

6. Who presides over the House of Lords?

7. Who presides over House of Commons?

8. In what case do by-elections usually take place?

9. What is the most basic principle of British constitutional law?

10. In what way does the supremacy of the House of Commons over the House of Lords prevail?