# Speaking legal English. Борисова Л.А. - 11 стр.

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1. Department of Health
2. Scottish Office
3. Department of Social Security
4. Foreign and Commonwealth Office
5. Employment Department
6. Ministry of Defense
7. Welsh Office
8. Department of Education and Science
9. Department of Trade and Industry
10. Her Majesty’s Treasury
11. Home Office
12. Department of the Environment
13. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Exercise 5. Make a list of ministries in the Russian Federation. Translate
their names into English.
Exercise 6. Read the following text and explain the meaning of the words
given in bold. Translate them into Russian.
The Constitution requires the president to be a native-born American
citizen at least 35 years of age. Candidates for the presidency are chosen by
political parties several months before the presidential election, which is held
every four years (in years divisible evenly by four) on the first Tuesday after the
first Monday in November.
The method of electing the president is peculiar to the American system.
Although the names of the candidates appear on the ballots, technically the
people of each state do not vote directly for the president (and vice president).
Instead, they select a slate of presidential electors, equal to the number of
senators and representatives each state has in Congress. The candidate with the
highest number of votes in each state wins all the electoral votes of that state.
The electors of all 50 states and the District of Columbia-a total of 538
persons-compose what is known as the Electoral College. Under the terms of
the Constitution, the College never meets as a body. Instead, the electors gather
in the state capitals shortly after the election and cast their votes for the
candidate with the largest number of popular votes in their respective states. To
be successful, a candidate for the presidency must receive 270 votes. The
Constitution stipulates that if no candidate has a majority, the decision shall be
made by the House of Representatives, with all members from a state voting as a
unit. In this event, each state and the District of Columbia would be allotted one
vote only.
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      1. Department of Health
2. Scottish Office
3. Department of Social Security
4. Foreign and Commonwealth Office
5. Employment Department
6. Ministry of Defense
7. Welsh Office
8. Department of Education and Science
9. Department of Trade and Industry
10. Her Majesty’s Treasury
11. Home Office
12. Department of the Environment
13. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Exercise 5. Make a list of ministries in the Russian Federation. Translate
their names into English.

Exercise 6. Read the following text and explain the meaning of the words
given in bold. Translate them into Russian.

The Constitution requires the president to be a native-born American
citizen at least 35 years of age. Candidates for the presidency are chosen by
political parties several months before the presidential election, which is held
every four years (in years divisible evenly by four) on the first Tuesday after the
first Monday in November.
The method of electing the president is peculiar to the American system.
Although the names of the candidates appear on the ballots, technically the
people of each state do not vote directly for the president (and vice president).
Instead, they select a slate of presidential electors, equal to the number of
senators and representatives each state has in Congress. The candidate with the
highest number of votes in each state wins all the electoral votes of that state.
The electors of all 50 states and the District of Columbia-a total of 538
persons-compose what is known as the Electoral College. Under the terms of
the Constitution, the College never meets as a body. Instead, the electors gather
in the state capitals shortly after the election and cast their votes for the
candidate with the largest number of popular votes in their respective states. To
be successful, a candidate for the presidency must receive 270 votes. The
Constitution stipulates that if no candidate has a majority, the decision shall be
made by the House of Representatives, with all members from a state voting as a
unit. In this event, each state and the District of Columbia would be allotted one
vote only.

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