Election Time

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 15 September 2016 > Ready to Use

These A2+ and B1-level articles and boxes will enable your pupils to have an overview of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. It can be an opportunity to compare with elections in other countries (their own country as well as how it is organised in the United Kingdom for example).

There are worksheets for A2+ and B1. The former only require pupils to read the main article and the election calendar box. The B1 worksheet has activities using all of the documents given.

Vocabulary and structures

  • Cultural and historical aspect with specific vocabulary around politics and presidential elections
  • Structures using various tenses from the past, the present and the future
  • If clauses
  • Link words of opposition and similarities

Going Further
A useful addition to this theme is the article on the electoral process you can find in  the Banque de ressources anglais cycle 4. It is provided in three progressively difficult versions: A1+, A2 and B1. It gives an overview of how the president is elected, and is accompanied by interactive comprehension activities and suggestions for EPI projects. To see the article, register now.


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