The election is upon us! Americans cast their ballots next week on November 8th to decide between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This week, we talked about the issues, the candidates, the circus that it has been!
Learners can check out the video coverage over at VOA English Elections 2016 where most stories are available for listening. Or try the listening activity Campaign Speech or US Elections. For original version listening, check out some election coverage podcasts: New Yorker Politics Hour, NPR Elections, or Wall Street Journal's Potomac Watch.
Learners can try a grammar lesson about Presidential Rhetoric or a reading comprehension activity about elections. For original version, take a look at some of the election coverage over at VOX, FiveThirtyEight, or Time Magazine.
Many US citizens do not exercise their right to vote at any level of government. They give up their right to important input on issues because they do not take the time to investigate the issues or go to the polls to cast a ballot for a candidate that may have similar values. Some think that one vote does not make a difference so why should they bother. Often elections are decided by a very small percentage of those eligible and registered to vote.
Your job is to explain the value of having and exercising the right to vote.