Presentation on theme: "ADMINISTRATIVE ENGLISH. ELECTION 1. DIFFERENT KINDS OF ELECTION general election – choosing a national parliament local election – choosing a local council."— Presentation transcript:
1. PARLIAMENTS AND THEIR MEMBERS What is a parliament? a group of people who discuss and make the laws of a country, the place where they meet
different countries different names parliament congress the National Assembly diet
Which countries do these parliaments come from? Bundestag Knesset Althing – the oldest (930 AD) Saeima Paremata Aotearoa Shura
Many parliaments consist of two parts: a lower house an upper house
NAMELOWER HOUSEUPPER HOUSE BritainHouse of CommonsHouse of Lords USAHouse of Representatives Senate GermanyFederal Diet (Bundestag) Federal Council (Bundesrat) ItalyChamber of DeputiesSenate Poland???
Member of Parliament (MP) – a person elected to Parliament Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
Speaker – the person who controls business in parliament seat – a place in parliament won in an election (miejsce, mandat)
WORKING IN PARLIAMENT sitting – a meeting of parliament an all-night sitting ??? - a series of meetings ??? - formal discussion
legislate – to make a law (uchwalać ustawę) ??? – ustawodawstwo
bill – a plan for a possible new law (projekt ustawy) act – ustawa the 2004 Act on Elections to the European Parliament
Political promises Political parties often make promises in their election manifestos. Match the verbs and the endings:
We are going to … o build o create o protect o reduce, fight o reduce, cut o provide crime, unemployment more houses, schools, hospitals, roads more jobs the environment better education, health care taxes
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