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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           Speaking of England, what do we mean when we say “the Channel”?
b           Name the five largest Channel Islands.

 

Fishy Business

Fishermen are feeling the consequences of Brexit.

Read about it here.

 

Assignment 2

Read the text. For each definition, find the word or expression it describes in the text and write it down.

  • to pay (someone) back or take revenge………………………………………………………………………………..
  • official rules………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  • the parts of a rope that hang loosely……………………………………………………………………………………
  • an official document which gives you permission to do, use, or own something……………………….
  • special fishing nets that are dragged across the sea floor……………………………………………………….
  • small creatures that live in the sea and have a shell……………………………………………………………….
  • the total number of fish caught……………………………………………………………………………………………
  • fresh food………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
  • to specify…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • to calculate roughly, to guess……………………………………………………………………………………………….
  • nearness, closeness…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
  • in a polite and friendly way………………………………………………………………………………………………….
  • situation that things carry on as they were…………………………………………………………………………….
  • made suitable or organized to best fit……………………………………………………………………………………
  • continuing to happen……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Assignment 3

a        Choose the best summary.

1    British fishermen have fished in French waters for centuries, but now things are difficult because of Brexit.
2    French and British fishermen are unhappy because Brexit means they cannot fish in Jersey’s waters any longer.
3    French fishermen have fished in Jersey’s waters for a long time, but now things are difficult because of Brexit.
4    To protest new licensing rules, British fishermen have sailed out of Jersey’s waters on more than 50 boats.

 

b        True or false.

1     Before Brexit, all French boats fished in Jersey’s waters for at least 100 days a year.
2     The men on the Cap Lihou fishing boat sift through everything they catch by hand.
3     Often the shellfish in Jersey’s waters is bigger than that in in less deep waters.
4     The British authorities issue fishing licenses for French boats, not for the captains.
5     French boats can get a British licence based on how many days they fish near Jersey.
6     The European Union is supporting the interests of the French fishermen.

 

c        About Captain Baptiste Guenon the article says: “Fishing for him is more than just a livelihood.”  What does this mean?

1     Baptiste Guenon is afraid that he will lose his lively friendships with the British fishermen.
2     Captain Baptiste Guenon has to fish so his children can later follow in his footsteps.
3     For Baptiste Guenon, fishing is not just a way to earn money, but part of his identity.
4     The French captain does not only catch live fish, but also dead things like sand and seaweed.

 

 

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