Tuesday, November 2

Intermediate English: US Elections

This week's listening lesson for Intermediate English language students is about Presidential Elections in the USA.

How much do you know about the US Presidential Election system? Watch this short video about US elections, and then scroll down the page to answer some questions.

Electing a US President in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.


1) How old do you have to be to vote in US Elections?

a) over sixteen
b) over eighteen
c) twenty-one

2) How often do people in the US vote to elect a new president?

a) every four years
b) every five years
c) every eighteen years

3) When is the next US presidential election due to be held?

a) 2011
b) 2012
c) 2013

4) How are US presidential elections decided?

a) The person with the most vote wins
b) The party with the most votes wins
c) by votes cast in individual states

5) What are the areas that states are divided into called?

a) congressional districts
b) electoral areas
c) voting divisions

6) How is the influence that a state has in the election measured?

a) By the number of people who vote
b) By how big the state is
c) By population size

7) What is a person standing for election known as?

a) a candidate
a) an elector
c) a stander

Click on the link below to do an online quiz and check your answers:

Intermediate English - US Elections Gap Fill >>

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