WHAT IS THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION?

Choose the best answer to each question. Then check your answers.

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1. What is the European Commission?

2. How many countries are there in the European Union?

3. What does the European Commission do?

4. Who appoints the President of the European Commission?

5. How long is the President of the European Commission in office?

6. What are the members of the President's team called?

7. Why is the President one of the most powerful people in Europe?

8. What does the President sign?

9. According to the video, which country came to a trade agreement with the European Union last year?

10. What is the name of the meeting of the eight most powerful countries in the world?

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SPEAKING

1. Work in small groups. Every student in the class is a head of state or government. Which of them would you choose to be the President of the European Commission? Agree on a candidate and prepare arguments to support your proposal. What are her/his qualities? Why would s/he be a good President?

2. Present your proposal to the class.

3. Listen to the other groups' proposals.

4. Vote for the best candidate. Base your vote on the arguments given and not on your personal preferences!

WRITING

Do you think you would be a good leader? Why? / Why not? Think about these questions:

- Do you like being in charge?

- Do you like taking responsibility for people and things?

- Are you a good negotiator? (If you are, you could give examples!)

- Are you a good organizer?

- Have you ever had to be a leader? (football/basketball captain, team leader, etc.)

Write a composition of between 100 and 150 words explaining your opinion.

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