Презентация "The White House"


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  • The White House

The White House

  • The President is elected for a term of four years and can only be re-elected for one more term.
  • The President was originally intended to be little more than a ceremonial Head of State, as well as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, but the Federal government’s increasing involvement in the Nation’s economic life and its prominent role in international affairs, where secrecy and speed are often essential, has increased the importance of the Presidency over Congress.

The President now proposes a full legislative program to Congress, although the President, the Cabinet and staff are not, and cannot be, members of Congress. This means that the various bills must be introduced into the House of Representatives or Senate by their members. The President is consequently completely powerless when faced by an uncooperative Congress. Given also the difficulties in ensuring that the laws passed are effectively implemented by the federal bureaucracy, it has been said that the President’s only real power is the power to persuade.

  • The President now proposes a full legislative program to Congress, although the President, the Cabinet and staff are not, and cannot be, members of Congress. This means that the various bills must be introduced into the House of Representatives or Senate by their members. The President is consequently completely powerless when faced by an uncooperative Congress. Given also the difficulties in ensuring that the laws passed are effectively implemented by the federal bureaucracy, it has been said that the President’s only real power is the power to persuade.
  • The President is assisted by the members of the Cabinet who administer 11 major departments. Though they rank as the President’s chief advisers, in recent decades members of President’s administration have generally more influence on him.

The Role of the Vice President is not very well defined by the Constitution, which gives him or her no other task than presiding over the debates in the Senate, where he may only vote in the case of a tie. Yet the Vice President takes over from the President in case of death, resignation, or sickness, which has already happened on eight occasions. To try and attract able men to this otherwise unimportant, mainly ceremonial post, Vice Presidents have recently been given more important tasks, especially in foreign affairs.

  • The Role of the Vice President is not very well defined by the Constitution, which gives him or her no other task than presiding over the debates in the Senate, where he may only vote in the case of a tie. Yet the Vice President takes over from the President in case of death, resignation, or sickness, which has already happened on eight occasions. To try and attract able men to this otherwise unimportant, mainly ceremonial post, Vice Presidents have recently been given more important tasks, especially in foreign affairs.
  • The residence of the Administration is the White House.
  • Inaugurations of Presidents and Vice Presidents take place on January 20 of every year following a national election. These ceremonies are held on a platform erected over the great steps on the East front of the Capitol Building. The oath of office is administered by the Chief Justice of the United States.

Activities

  • Error correction (2 mistakes in each sentence);
  • Vocabulary;
  • Matching the headings;
  • Grammar tasks: articles & tenses;
  • Extra word;

Error correction (spelling)

  • The President was originaly intended to be little more then a ceremonial Head of State.
  • The President is consequently completly powerless when fased by an uncooperative Congress.
  • The residense of the Admenistration is the White House.
  • The outh of office is administred by the Chief Justice of the United States.
  • These ceremonies are held on a platform irected over the great steps on the East front of the Capitol Bilding.
  • Note! Click on the wrong written word!

Vocabulary

  • Complete the sentences with one of the following words:
  • The President is _____ for a term of four years.
  • choose;
  • re-elect;
  • elected;
  • 2. The President now ______ a full legislative program to Congress.
  • proposes;
  • suggests;
  • intends;
  • Given also the difficulties in ensuring that the laws passed are effectively _______ by the federal bureaucracy.
  • introduced;
  • implemented;
  • used;

4. The President is _______ by the members of the Cabinet who administer 11 major departments.

  • 4. The President is _______ by the members of the Cabinet who administer 11 major departments.
  • assisted;
  • cooperated;
  • helped;
  • 5. The Role of the Vice President is not very well _____ by the Constitution.
  • explained;
  • shown;
  • defined;
  • 6. These ceremonies are held on a platform _______ over the great steps on the East front of the Capitol Building.
  • straight;
  • erected;
  • directed;

Matching the headings

  • The President was originally intended to be little more than a ceremonial Head of State, as well as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, but the Federal government’s increasing involvement in the Nation’s economic life and its prominent role in international affairs, where secrecy and speed are often essential, has increased the importance of the Presidency over Congress.
  • The President now proposes a full legislative program to Congress, although the President, the Cabinet and staff are not, and cannot be, members of Congress. This means that the various bills must be introduced into the House of Representatives or Senate by their members.
  • A ; B ; C ; D
  • A ; B ; C ; D

The President is assisted by the members of the Cabinet who administer 11 major departments. Though they rank as the President’s chief advisers, in recent decades members of President’s administration have generally more influence on him.

  • The President is assisted by the members of the Cabinet who administer 11 major departments. Though they rank as the President’s chief advisers, in recent decades members of President’s administration have generally more influence on him.
  • The Role of the Vice President is not very well defined by the Constitution, which gives him or her no other task than presiding over the debates in the Senate, where he may only vote in the case of a tie. Yet the Vice President takes over from the President in case of death, resignation, or sickness, which has already happened on eight occasions.
  • A ; B ; C ; D
  • A ; B ; C ; D

Headings

  • Acting duties while the President being absent;
  • The lack of power of the President;
  • Functions of the President;
  • The supporters of the President;

Grammar tasks

  • Choose the appropriate article:
  • The / a Role of the / 0 Vice President is a / 0 not very well defined by the / a Constitution, which gives him or her no other task than presiding over the / 0 debates in the / 0 Senate, where he may only vote in the case of a / an tie.
  • A / The President is elected for a/ 0 term of 0 / the four years and can only be re-elected for one more term.
  • A / The President is assisted by 0 / the members of the / a Cabinet who administer 11 major departments.
  • The / 0 residence of the / 0 Administration is the / a White House.
  • These ceremonies are held on a / the platform erected over a / the great steps on the / an East front of the / 0 Capitol Building.

Put the verb in the right form:

  • Put the verb in the right form:
  • The President is / was / were elected for a term of four years and can / could / might only be re-elected for one more term.
  • The President was / is / had been originally intended is / were / to be little more than a ceremonial Head of State.
  • Though they rank / ranked / had been ranking as the President’s chief advisers, in recent decades members of President’s administration have / had / had had generally more influence on him.
  • Inaugurations of Presidents and Vice Presidents take / took / have been taking place on January 20 of every year following a national election.

Extra word

  • Cross out the extra word:
  • The Role of the Vice President is not very well though
  • defined by the Constitution, which that gives him or her no
  • other task than presiding over the debates in the
  • Senate, where he may only vote in the case of a tie.
  • Yet the Vice President takes up over from the President in
  • case of death, resignation, or sickness, which has its
  • already happened on the eight occasions. To try and
  • attract able men to this otherwise unimportant, mainly
  • ceremonial post, Vice Presidents have recently been
  • given more important tasks then, especially in foreign affairs.

Incorrect! try again!

  • Error correction
  • Vocabulary
  • Matching the headings
  • Grammar tasks: articles & tenses
  • Extra word

Great! Well done!

  • Error correction
  • Vocabulary
  • Matching the headings
  • Grammar tasks: articles & tenses
  • Extra word

Keys

  • Error correction:
  • Originally / than;
  • Completely / faced;
  • Residence / administration;
  • Oath / administered;
  • Erected / building;
  • Vocabulary:
  • C;
  • A;
  • B;
  • A;
  • C;
  • B;

Matching the headings:

  • Matching the headings:
  • C
  • B
  • D
  • A
  • Grammar test:
  • I. Articles
  • The /the /0 /the /the /the /a;
  • The /a /0;
  • The /the /the;
  • The /the /the;
  • A /the /the /the;
  • II. Tenses
  • Is /can;
  • Was /to be;
  • Rank /have;
  • Take ;

Bibliography

  • Lyudmila Khalilova. The USA: History and the President/ Moscow 2001.
  • O’ Brain. Russian-English English-Russian Dictionary/ Moscow, 2004.

11 departments

  • State;
  • Defense;
  • Justice;
  • Treasury;
  • Commerce;
  • Labor;
  • Health;
  • Education and Welfare;
  • Housing and Urban Development;
  • Interior;
  • Agriculture and transportation.

Thank you for your work!

  • Thank you for your work!
  • From Olga Tuhta