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Strike, Strike, Strike

Words

  • The public sector is the part of a country’s economy which is controlled or supported financially by the government.
  • In the United Kingdom, the Chancellor is the person in the government who is in charge of taxes and the money that the government spends.
  • The tube drivers are the people who drive the underground trains in London.
  • Civil servants are the people who work for the government (ambtenaren).
  • The turnout at an event is the number of people who take part in it.
  • A one-off is something that happens only once or that is organized only once.

Assignment

1               Who are on strike?

a               Industrial union members.

b               People working in the public sector.

c                Teachers and students.

d               The chancellor’s staff workers.

2             What do the people on strike want? Choose all correct answers.

a               Better healthcare.

b               Better working conditions.

c                More pay.

d               More trains.

3               The chancellor has promised to invest extra money in British schools. How much?

a               One million pounds.

b               One billion pounds.

c                Two billion pounds.

d               Tens of thousands of pounds.

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