This A2-level article enables pupils to understand simply the electoral system in the United Kingdom as both the UK and France go to the polls.
It could be part of a topic for an EPI « Information, communication, citoyenneté » on different electoral systems, differences between a monarchy and a democracy, in connection with the parcours du citoyen and EMC: L’exercice de la citoyenneté dans une démocratie (rôle du vote). See our Webpicks for further resources on the theme, and the Teacher's Notes for suggestions for using them with this article.
Vocabulary and structures:
- Elections, government
- Culture: United Kingdom’s electoral process and forming a government
- Numbers (dates, percentages, seats)
- Simple past and simple present
There is a B1 video with interactive comprehension activities about a first-time UK voter in the Banque de ressources anglais cycle 4. To see the resources, register now or log in, then go to:
Vidéos > B1 > École et société > Laura's First Vote
Laura goes to cast her vote for the first time, and talks about British elections.
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> Theresa May Calls for a Snap Election
> Young Voters
> Young Brits Speak Out in Parliament
> Teaching About the British Electoral System
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