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David Cameron David William Donald Cameron (pronounced /'kæm(ə)rən/; born 9 October 1966) is the current Prime

Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, and Leader of the Conservative Party. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Witney. Cameron studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford, gaining a first class honours degree. He then joined the Conservative Research Department and became Special Adviser to Norman Lamont, and then to Michael Howard. He was Director of Corporate Affairs at Carlton Communications for seven years. A first candidacy for Parliament at Stafford in 1997 ended in defeat, but Cameron was elected in 2001 as the Member of Parliament for the Oxfordshire constituency of Witney. He was promoted to the Opposition front bench two years later, and rose rapidly to become head of policy co-ordination during the 2005 general election campaign. With a public image of a young, moderate candidate who would appeal to young voters, he won the Conservative leadership election in 2005. In the 2010 general election held on 6 May, the Conservatives gained a plurality of seats in a hung parliament and Cameron was appointed Prime Minister on 11 May 2010, at the head of a coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. At the age of 43, Cameron became the youngest British Prime Minister since the Earl of Liverpool 198 years earlier. The Cameron Ministry is the first coalition government in the United Kingdom since the Second World War. Questions about the text 1. David Cameron is the leader of the Conservative Party. a) True b) False c) we don’t know. 2. He has been in Parliament since 1997. a) True b) False c) we don’t know. 3. He became part of the Opposition front bench in 2005. a) True b) False c) we don’t know. 4. He was appointed Prime Minister in 2010. a) True b) False c) we don’t know. 5. This is the first coalition government in the UK. a) True b) False c) we don’t know.
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Duke of Cambridge KG FRS (William Arthur Philip Louis. He was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Blues and Royals regiment of the Household Cavalry—serving with his brother Prince Harry—and. and countries in Africa. Prince William married his long-term girlfriend Catherine (Kate) Middleton on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. and Saint Kitts and Nevis. Prince William was named Duke of Cambridge. After university he took a gap year. He was educated at four schools in the United Kingdom and obtained a degree from the University of St Andrews. Prince William is still training at Cranwell. a) True b) False c) we don’t know. Belize. Questions about the text 1. to the position of Supreme Governor of the Church of England. and Diana. a) True b) False c) we don’t know. born 21 June 1982) is the elder son of Charles. Prince William is the elder son of Prince Charles. Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus. 1t 2t 3f 4t 5t ANSWERS . He spent parts of a gap year in Chile. Papua New Guinea. Barbados. he completed his general and special-totype helicopter training and he is now at RAF Valley on No. to the thrones of sixteen independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom. behind his father. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 22 Squadron performing co-pilot duties on the Sea King search and rescue helicopter. Princess of Wales. the Prince transferred to the Royal Air Force. He is second in the line of succession. Belize. Consequently. 5. Hours prior to his wedding Prince William was created Duke of Cambridge. Antigua and Barbuda. Duke of Edinburgh.Prince William. Jamaica. two years later. Saint Lucia. In 2009. Australia. the Bahamas. a) True b) False c) we don’t know. In Autumn 2010. and third eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. earned his wings by completing pilot training at Royal Air Force College Cranwell. Tuvalu. he is also second in line. the Solomon Islands. Prince of Wales. a) True b) False c) we don’t know. Grenada. He’s a co-pilot of the Sea King search and rescue helicopter. a) True b) False c) we don’t know. Canada. again behind his father. was promoted to flight lieutenant and underwent helicopter flying training in order to become a full time pilot with the Search and Rescue Force. 4. New Zealand. 3. 2.

now. Lords Spiritual serve as long as they continue to occupy their ecclesiastical positions. 4. The House of Lords has more power than the House of Commons nowadays. Members of the House of Lords are known as "Lords of Parliament". most legislation passed by the House of Commons can be delayed. The House of Lords (the "Upper House") was once more powerful than the elected House of Commons (the "Lower House"). a) True b) False c) we don’t know. The House of Lords originated in the 14th century and has been in almost continuous existence since. which removed the automatic hereditary right of many peers to sit in the Upper House. The House of Lords is not the only court of last resort in the United Kingdom. consisting of 26 senior clerics of the Church of England (the "Lords Spiritual"). but was restored in 1660. but cannot be rejected. formal style of the House of Lords is: The Right Honourable The Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament Assembled. The House of Lords is an unelected body.House of Lords The House of Lords is a component of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. In addition to performing legislative functions. a) True b) False c) we don’t know. meets in the Palace of Westminster. which also includes the Sovereign and the House of Commons. however. 3. a) True b) False c) we don’t know. . The House of Lords can reject legislation passed by the House of Commons. in some cases. Under the Parliament Act 1911. by the House of Lords. Reforms were enacted under the House of Lords Act 1999. 2. 6. but have not been passed into law. It was abolished in 1649 by the revolutionary government that came to power during the English Civil War. a) True b) False c) we don’t know. Questions about the text 1. that role is fulfilled by the Privy Council. the Upper House is far weaker than its parliamentary counterpart. like the House of Commons. but Lords Temporal serve for life. Since the 19th century. The House of Lords has also judicial powers. The house of Lords meets in the palace of Westminster. The House of Lords. 5. as well as 669 members of the Peerage (the "Lords Temporal"). The full. the powers of the House of Lords have been steadily declining. Additional reforms are contemplated by the current Labour Government. Members of the House of Lords are known as “Lords of Parliament”. the House of Lords also holds judicial powers: it constitutes the highest court of appeal for most cases in the United Kingdom. but rather by a group of members with legal experience. The members of the House of Lords are elected by the people. 1f 2t 3f 4f 5t 6t ANSWERS. a) True b) False c) we don’t know. The judicial functions of the House of Lords are not performed by the whole Chamber. who are known as "Law Lords". a) True b) False c) we don’t know.

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