Let’s talk about politics in English. Select any topic from the picture above, and state your opinion about it.
What do you think?
1.) What are the most important issues to you? What would you change, if you could change one thing in the world?
2.) How would you define ‘politics’?
3.) How do you define yourself, politically speaking?
4.) Do you think the average voter has a well informed, rational reason for their vote?
Around the Word – Take turns naming countries, departments (provinces, states) or cities that start with each letter of the alphabet.
Commonly confused words – Politician? Political? Let’s clarify the terms.
Be, being, or been? – Try the quiz!
Indirect Questions – Talking about politics can feel uncomfortable. Learn how to be more nuanced and polite in English.
SPEAKING AND CONVERSATION
Journalist interviews politician
You are running for Prime Minister/President. You each have 5 minutes to prepare a speech.
READING AND WRITING
Local Politics – Select an article to read about politics.
Globalization – Read the National Geographic article. (C1)
Write an essay about the pros and cons of globalization.