Read the assignment and write down the answers in English.
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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:
b Write down 3 or more other portmanteaus you know.
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.
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)|
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.|
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.