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II. Choose from the given groups of words the appropriate one which fits each gap.


1. The President uses consensual procedures ... (to veto the act, to perform duties, to resolve the problem).

2. The dispute is transferred to the appropriate court... (for its resolution, for suspension, for discussion).

3. State power in Russia is carried out by dividing powers . . . (between citizens, into three independent branches, for performing duties).

4. The President stops performing his duties ahead of time if he resigns because of ... (impeachment, a state of emergency, elections).

5. He also selects and releases diplomatic representatives for approval by . . .(the State Duma, the Parliament, The Chairman of the Government).

III. Read the text in detail to answer the following questions:

1. What type of state is Russia?

2. Who has the right to pass laws independently from the federal government?

3. When does the President use consensual procedures to resolve the problem?

4. Where is the dispute transferred to in case a consensus is not reached?

5. In which case does the President have the right to suspend acts passed by local executive authorities?

6. What are the three independent branches of state power in Russia?

7. Who determines the basic objectives of internal and external policy?

8. What are the basic principles of voting when electing the President?

9. Who heads the Security Council?

IV. Find not less than 10 word combinations in the text to name the functions performed by the President.

1. ...

2. ...to head the Security Council.

3. …

4. … to appoint diplomatic representatives.

V. Word study. Find verbs in the text that correspond to the nouns:

Election, service, resignation, management, confirmation, decision introduction, dissolution, assignment, formation, suspension, enforcement.

VI. Match English words and word combinations with their Russian equivalents.

a) representative 1. международные

обязательства

b) to pass law 2. принять закон

c) to be valid 3. представитель

d) appropriate division 4. достичь согласия

e) to reach consensus 5. вводить чрезвычайное

положение

f) to suspend the activity of an act 6. соответствующий

административный округ

g) international obligations 7. приостанавливать действие

закона

h) criminal legislation 8. быть действительным

i) external policy 9. внешняя политика

j) to perform one's duties 10. освободить (от …………………………………………… должности)

k) to release 11. выполнять свои ……………………………………………..обязанности

l) to introduce a state of emergency 12. уголовное …………………………………………… .законодательство


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