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Assignment 1

You may use English-language Internet sources to help you. 

a List 5 or more words related to government.

b Write down 2 or more things you know about New Zealand.

New Zealand is getting a new prime minister

Find out more about this news from New Zealand.

Assignment 2

Find the words in the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning.

prime ministeragreed to by everyone
finalto continue to work at a job
public appearancea feeling of love and respect
joyfriendly behaviour
to resignto give up a job or position in an official way
unanimouslythe head of the government
announcementin the period of time following a big event
in the aftermathlast
departurea Member of Parliament who is not a minister
compassionan official statement
kindnessthe people you work with
affectionquitting, going-away
colleaguessomething or someone that makes you feel happy
to stay onsympathy
a backbench MPa visit by a famous person in order to make a speech or announcement, etc.
Assignment 3

a Who is Jacinda Ardern?

1 The leader of the Labour Party of New Zealand.

2 The politician who will take over as prime minister of New Zealand.

3 The prime minister of New Zealand from 2017 to January 2023.

4 The youngest leader of the Indigenous Maori movement.

b Why is the prime minister of New Zealand stepping down?

1 She doesn’t have time to do the job because she wants to start a family.

2 She no longer has the energy that someone needs to do the job.

3 She wants to spend more time with her friend Chris Hipkins.

4 She was attacked on social media and decided to quit.

c What does the advice “You do you” mean?

1 Do not get upset when you are attaced on social media.

2 Just do as you like, nobody really cares.

3 You have to do the job in your own way.

4 You must be ready to step down after 6 years.

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