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- James O'Driscoll
ISBN-10 0194306445 ISBN-13 9780194306447
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Study Cards on parliament, house, commons

What are the activities of the Parliament?
  • Make new laws;
  • Give authority for the government to raise money;
  • Keep a close eye on government activities and discuss these.
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When British journalists refer to 'MPs', who are they talking about?
members of the House of Commons
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By what name is the Palace of Westminster generally known?
The House of Parliament
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Watch YouTube video about the House of Commons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS_SLF92e5A
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Who chairs debates and other proceedings in the House of Commons?
the speaker
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Which pronoun must a MP never use when speaking in Parliament?
''you''
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What is the name of the daily reports of debates in the Commons?
Hansard
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Bye what name is a proposal for a new law when it is debated in Parliament?
a Bill
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When the division bell rings in the Houses of Parliament, what do MPs do?
vote
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A change which is made to a written document (such as a bill)
amendment
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'yes' (used in the north of England, Scotland, Royal Navy - and Parliament)
'aye'
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Walk towards or away from a place in a casual way, without obvious purpose
drift
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A raised platform at the front of a hall, used by a speaker to address everybody
podium
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A large gathering of people in a public place in support of a political party or other cause
rally
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The use of rhetorical and/or eloquent language when giving a public speech
oratory
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The area that an MP represents in Parliament
consituency
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