Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.2
Capitolo
From Thatcher to Brexit
INFO

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Thatcher's aims
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Thatcher remained in office for almost 20 years.
B: She was nicknamed 'the Iron Lady'.
C: Her main concern was the economy, because she maintained that free market was an obstacle to achieve the restoration of social and political order.
D: She nationalised companies like Cable and Wireless, British Telecom, British Gas and British Airways.
E: She sold council houses to their tenants at an affordable price.
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Brexit
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The Brexit referendum took place in 2014.
B: The British voted to leave the EU by almost 52%.
C: The national turnout was of 90%.
D: Cameron resigned in June of the same year.
E: Theresa May became the leader of the Labour Party and the Prime Minister.
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Yuppies and homelessness
Read the text below and find the five mistakes in it.

Thatcher invited young people to start up new businesses, stimulating the emergence of a social phenomenon known as 'yuppies', that is, young male professionals. In this context, professional choices in the field of law, finance, medicine and advertising were seen as highly taxing, while teaching and a career in the social services were considered not sufficiently well paid. The young wanted to acquire impressive status symbols such as small cars and fancy clothes, but also their own houses. However, deflation made it difficult for them to meet their mortgage repayments and many fell behind with them. An underclass of poor people emerged: they were the victims of this new collectivistic society.
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The Falklands War
Put the following information related to the Falklands War in the correct order: write numbers from 1 to 5.

________ Hostilities began.
________ Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands.
________ Argentina refused to negotiate with Britain.
________ Argentina had to surrender after two months.
________ Britain sent a task force to reclaim the islands.
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The miners' strike and the end of the Cold War
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. The British miners organised a strike in protest over the planned closures of many pits in ________.
2. The strike put the ________ against the Conservative government.
3. The miners admitted ________ after a year.
4. Thatcher had a major ________ in the final resolution of the Cold War.
5. She endorsed the ________ leader Gorbachev, and later Yeltsin, when Communism in Eastern Europe crumbled in ________.
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Thatcher's decline
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. After winning a ________ general election, Thatcher introduced the Community Charge.
2. This was a local tax on individuals rather than on property, meaning that almost every ________ had to pay a fixed sum.
3. Thousands refused to pay the so called '________ tax' and in April 1990 they organised a demonstration in London that degenerated into a riot.
4. The Prime Minister had to back down and the support within her party ________.
5. She resigned in November of the same year and was succeeded by John Major, who shared her ________.
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Margaret Thatcher
Choose the correct alternative to complete the information about Margaret Thatcher.

Margaret Thatcher
A: was born in Derbyshire.
B: worked as a research chemist.
C: specialised in tax law.
D: was elected as an MP.
E: was Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the Cabinet.
F: became the leader of the Conservative Party in 1959.
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New Labour
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. New Labour was led by Tony Blair, who became the ________ UK Prime Minister of the 20th century.
2. He intended to ________ the Labour Party to reflect the diversity of the population.
3. He renounced the ________ of Britain's big industries.
4. He held quite ________ views on law and order issues, as well as on family values.
5. His government decentralised the UK, with the formation of separate ________ in Wales and Scotland.
6. New Labour promoted ________ attitudes such as equality for women, blacks, Asians and gay people.
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Terrorism
Complete the text with the words below.

After the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11th, 2001, the British government strengthened its support of the ________ administration in its war on terrorism. In 2003 Blair signed a letter of ________ for America's policy against Iraq, which divided the EU. On 7th July 2005 London suffered a terrorist attack: four bombs exploded, three on underground trains and one in a bus, killing 52 people and wounding many more. The attackers were four Muslim suicide ________. Another terrorist ________ was discovered and prevented by intelligence ________ in August 2006. Tony Blair decided to resign a year before the next election, so in 2007 the new Labour Party leader ________ became Prime Minister.
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David Cameron
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The 2010 general election was won by a new ________.
2. The ________ David Cameron became Prime Minister with the Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg as Deputy Prime Minister.
3. The new government reacted to the financial crisis by cutting social spending and restraining the costs of the ________.
4. Euroscepticism developed because Britain, being a EU member, had to stick to ________ austerity.
5. In 2011 the government was forced to pass a ________ Act requiring an 'in-or-out' referendum.
6. The UK Independence Party (UKIP) enhanced the pressure by drawing on the sensitive issue of ________.
7. In 2014 Scotland voted to ________ the United Kingdom.
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