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Sunday, May 15, 2016

A TEST TO PRACTICE YOUR ENGLISH

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, impeached, was suspended from Office


Brazilian senators voted on May 11 to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and open an impeachment trial, effectively taking the Workers' Party from office after 13 years in power.
Rousseff, the country's first female president, promised that she will continue fighting, calling the impeachment "dirty," "fraudulent" and "a coup."
Rousseff, a former leftist militant who was jailed and tortured as a young woman by Brazil's military dictatorship, said her suspension was "an injustice that hurt more than torture."
"I will fight with all the available legal tools to serve out the term I was elected to," she said. "I may have made mistakes, but I committed no crimes."

Rousseff's chances for a comeback are remote. The decision came after an all-night debate that ended with 55 of Brazil's 81 senators voting to put her on Trial. Under Brazilian law, she is now suspended for up to 180 days during the trial.
The 55 votes against her exceeded the majority that would eventually be needed to permanently remove her at the end of the impeachment trial.
Vocabulary:
office  - posto, cargo                                       
coup – golpe
serve out the term – exercer o cargo                 
trial – julgamento
up to – até                                                      
eventually – finalmente
tools – ferramentas                                          
power - poder

1. What is correct according to the text:
a) President Dilma Rousseff was elected on May 11, 2016.
b) The Workers´ Party (PT) stayed in power for more than 13 years.
c) More than 50 senators voted in favor of putting the president Dilma on Trial.
d) 55 is the total number of senators in Brazil.
e) Dilma Rousseff has a great chance of returning to Office.

2.  Which of these sentences is in the Simple Past?
a) She will continue fighting, calling the impeachment "dirty," "fraudulent" and "a coup."
b) Rousseff's chances for a comeback are remote.
c) I may have made mistakes.
d) The decision came after an all-night debate.
e) I will fight with all the available legal tools to serve out the term.

3. Which of these words in NOT a verb?
a) taking                                                         
b) fighting
c) calling                                                        
d) votin
e) during
4. According to the picture above:
a) More people prefer to travel to the UK than the USA.
b) Fewer people prefer to travel to Ireland than Canada.
c) More people prefer to travel to the USA than the UK.
d) Fewer people prefer to travel to Canada than New Zealand.
e) More people prefer to travel to Australia than Canada and New Zealand together.

5. IF is used in Conditional Sentences (sentences indicating a condition to do something). Which of these Conditional Sentences is INCORRECT?
a) If I had time, I will go to the movies with you.
b) If I receive the money, I will buy the presents.
c) If I received the money, I would buy the presents.
d) If Mike arrived early, he would help me.
e) If Mike arrives early, he will help me.
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