Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0 – 8.0 – 9.0: THE WORLD OF POLITICS – Practice Exercises and Answer Key (Part 1)
THE WORLD OF POLITICS (PART 1)
- Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0 – 8.0 – 9.0: ISSUES FACING YOUNG PEOPLE ( Part 1)
- Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0+: POVERTY AND SOCIAL ISSUES (Part 4)
- Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0 +: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (Part 2)
- Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0 – 8.0 – 9.0: THE BUSINESS WORLD ( Part 1)
- Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0 +: THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AND THE MASS MEDIA ( Part 5)
Match the verbs in Column A with the appropriate phrase-endings in Column B.
|Column A||Answer||Column B|
|(i) the election result|
(ii) from cabinet
(in) on your campaign pledges
(iv) defeat in the election
(v) an ovation
(vi) the constitution
(vii) the public mood
(viii) the voters
(ix) on the bandwagon
(x) a coalition government
(xi) your constituents
(xii) along party lines
(xiii) a delegation to represent you
(xiv) a party manifesto
(xv) the speaker
(xvi) a security council meeting
Use from the verbs in Column A above to fill in the gaps in the sentences below. Use each verb once only. You may need to change the tense of the verb.
- The Prime Minister _________ that it will be very difficult for him to win the next election considering that his party’s satisfaction rating in the polls is at an all-time low.
- He ___________ on a promise to his constituents to campaign for the closing down of the nuclear plant in Sellafield.
- The candidate who __________ the hearts and minds of the voters with his passion for office and his integrity will win this election.
- The leader of the opposition was ________ by members of his own party when making a speech in the House of Commons yesterday.
- They __________ down the proposed amendment to the bill, which was then passed in its original form.
- She ________ an emergency cabinet meeting in light of the revelations that had emerged in the press.
- The former minister surprised her ex-party colleagues by ____________ ship and running for election as a member of the Labour Party this time around.
- The test-firing of the rocket was interpreted as a less than subtle message __________ in the direction of neighbouring countries to back off or face full-scale conflict.
- Mary Malden ___________ the constituency of Bath for twenty-five consecutive years.
- They were unable to __________ any sort of government on account of the election resulting in a hung parliament.
- They broke away from the Conservatives and ____________ a new political party called the Neo-Conservative Party.
- To ___________ a law, the bill proposing to do so must be passed by both houses of parliament.
- He ____________ fewer first-preference votes than his opponent but still managed to win the seat on transfers.
- I’ve been out ___________ for the party door-to-door every evening so far this week and I’m exhausted.
- The embattled Prime Minister faced accusations that the result of the no-confidence vote had been ___________ .
Fill the gap in each sentence with an appropriate verb. You are not given any clues to help you.
- He ________ his seat in parliament for a second term of office.
- She ________ her seat by the narrowest of margins and bowed out of politics for good.
- The electorate came out in huge numbers to _________ their vote.
- He was ___________ from the party for not toeing the official party line.
[resign] is not used