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Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0 - 8.0 - 9.0: THE WORLD OF POLITICS (Part 1)
Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0 – 8.0 – 9.0: THE WORLD OF POLITICS (Part 1)

Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0 – 8.0 – 9.0: THE WORLD OF POLITICS (Part 1)

Advanced Vocabulary: The World of Politics – Practice Exercises and Answer Key (Part 1)

Exercise – A       

Match the verbs in Column A with appropriate phrase-endings in Column B.

Column A Column B
a. represent i. the election result
b. fix ii. from cabinet
c. jump iii. on your campaign pledges
d. resign iv. defeat in the election
e. form v. an ovation
f. canvass vi. the constitution
g. capture vii. the public mood
h. receive viii. the voters
i. concede ix. on the bandwagon
j. renege x. a coalition government
k. amend xi. your constituents
l. convene xii. along party lines
m. launch xiii. a delegation to represent you
n. send xiv. a party manifesto
o. vote xv. the speaker
p. heckle xvi. a security council meeting

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Exercise – B

Use the verbs in Column A above to fill in the gaps in the sentences below. Use each verb only once. You may need to change the tense of the verb.

  1. 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.
  2. He ______ on a promise to his constituents to campaign for the closing down of the nuclear plant in Sellafield.
  3. The candidate who ______ the hearts and minds of the voters with his passion for office and his integrity will win this election.
  4. The leader of the opposition was ______ by members of his own party when making a speech in the House of Commons yesterday.
  5. They ______ down the proposed amendment to the bill, which was then passed in its original form.
  6. She ______ an emergency cabinet meeting in light of the revelations that had emerged in the press.
  7. The former minister surprised her ex-party colleagues by ______ ship and running for election as a member of the Labour Party this time around.
  8. 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.
  9. Mary Malden ______ the constituency of Bath for twenty-five consecutive years.
  10. They were unable to ______ any sort of government on account of the election resulting in a hung parliament.
  11. They broke away from the Conservatives and ______ a new political party called the Neo-Conservative Party.
  12. To ______ a law, the bill proposing to do so must be passed by both houses of parliament.
  13. He ______ fewer first-preference votes than his opponent but still managed to win the seat on transfers.
  14. I’ve been out ______ for the party door-to-door every evening so far this week and I’m exhausted.
  15. The embattled Prime Minister faced accusations that the result of the no-confidence vote had been ______.

Exercise – C

Fill the gap in each sentence with an appropriate verb. You are  not given any clues to help you.

  1. He ______ his seat in parliament for a second term of office.
  2. She ______ her seat by the narrowest of margins and bowed out of politics for good.
  3. The electorate came out in huge numbers to ______ their vote.
  4. He was ______ from the party for not toeing the official party line.

Answer Key

Exercise – A

a-xi

b-i

c-ix

d-ii

e-x

f-viii

g-vii

h-v

i-iv

j-iii

k-vi

l-xvi

m-xiv

n-xii

p-xv

Exercise – B

  1. conceded
  2. reneged
  3. captures
  4. heckled
  5. voted
  6. convened
  7. jumping
  8. sent
  9. represented
  10. form
  11. launched
  12. amend
  13. received
  14. canvassing
  15. fixed

[resign is not used]

Exercise – C       

  1. regained
  2. lost
  3. cast
  4. ejected

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