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Assignment 1

Read the assignment and write down the answers in English.
You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.

a           A word formed by combining two or more words is called a portmanteau. For example “Brexit” is a portmanteau word formed from “Britain” and “exit”.
Name the two words that have formed the following 5 portmanteaus:
1 hangry
2 motel
3 romcom
4 smog
5 vlog

b           Write down 3 or more other portmanteaus you know.


Done Deal

2020 was a strange year up to the very end. It was also a big surprise when the United Kingdom and the EU finally agreed on a Brexit deal.

Read more about it here.


Assignment 2

Read the text. Connect the words and expressions in the two columns that have the same meaning.

1.     close ties a.     all the vehicles driving in a certain area
2.     referendum b.     to decide to accept something after discussing what should be done
3.     to reach an agreement c.     an event in which the people of a country vote for or against a specific issue
4.     unlikely d.     extra money that people have to pay for stuff and that is used to pay for the things done by the government
5.     to consider e.     happening every day
6.     to approve f.      having many parts or steps; difficult
7.     taxes g.     lines separating one country or state from another
8.     paperwork h.     not smooth; with a lot of problems
9.     borders i.      the official documents that are needed for something to be done
10.  complicated j.      to officially accept an idea or plan
11.  to become independent k.     probably not
12.  day-to-day l.      to take steps so that you are no longer under the rule of another
13.  traffic m.   to think about something carefully in order to make a choice or decision
14.  bumpy n.     very near and frequent connections (shared ideas, interests, experiences)


Assignment 3

What happened when? Connect the events with the correct date.

2016 1.     The 27 countries of the European Union officially accept the Brexit deal.
January 31, 2020 2.     The Brexit referendum is held in the United Kingdom
December 24, 2020 3.     The British government announces that they have a Brexit deal with the EU.
December 28, 2020 4.     The British parliament officially accepts the Brexit deal.
December 30, 2020 5.     The United Kingdom and the European Union end their close relationship.
December 31, 2020 6.     The United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union.


Assignment 4

True or false?

1     The Brexit deal will start in four years.
2     All the EU countries approved the final Brexit deal.
3     People in the UK will not have to pay extra taxes when they buy things from the EU.
4     It will be easy as always to buy and sell things between the UK and the EU.
5     Companies in the UK will not have to pay extra taxes when they sell things in the EU.
6     It will be more difficult to travel between the UK and the EU.
7     The Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson, is very happy with the Brexit deal.
8     People in Scotland are very happy with Brexit.


WK 02 2020-2021 Lezen A2 – Done Deal

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