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Every 4 years the United States of America is electing a new president. The process itself is rather long and very old - even outdated - winch makes the whole undertaking somewhat complicated. In this video, we are trying to break it down for you anyway
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Every 4 years the United States of America is electing a new president. The process itself is rather long and very old - even outdated - wich makes the whole undertaking somewhat complicated. In this video, we are trying to break it down for you anyway
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5 minutes 1 second
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
listening
Listening comprehension
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2)
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This resource is intended for:Adults
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Upload date
18/08/2022
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
How often are the U.S. elections held?
every two years
every four years
every five years
every six years
2. Fill the gap.
It all starts with thein which democrats and republicans each decide who is going to be their presidential candidate
3. Choose the correct options.
The Primaries dates in each state on the same day which ensures well-organized process of the elections.
True
False
4. Correct the wrong word.
On super Tuesday multiple states postpone their primary.
5. Choose the correct options.
People elect the presidential candidate directly with their vote.
True
False
6. Find the extra word.
Delegates support a candidate in a primary. Each candidate is awarded a certain amount of delegates who will later decline (to) vote.
7. Correct the wrong word.
The delegates should officially vote for their candidates until the national convention.
8. Choose the correct options.
A presidential candidate must receive over ____ of the delegate votes to win the party's nomination.
15%
25%
50%
65%
9. Choose the correct options.
The delegates always have to vote for the assigned candidates only.
True
False
10. Guess the end.
When is the actual general election held?
11. Choose the correct options.
Is a president directly elected on the general election day? Elaborate on your answer, please.
Yes, he is
No, he isn't
12. Choose the correct options.
What does the number of electors in each state depend on?
the number of delegates
the number of representatives
the number of people living in that state
the number of candidates in that state
13. Choose the correct options.
What does the phrase "winner takes all" mean?
the winner of the state gets all the votes
the winner of the state becomes a president
the winner of the state can share his votes
the winner of the state may be excluded
14. Guess the end.
What are swing states?
15. Choose the correct options.
There is a total of 535 electors. The candidate who can secure more than ___ of the electoral vote win the election.
150
245
267
535
16. Guess the end.
Is it clear who will become a president after the electors have been awarded? Explain your answer.
17. Choose the correct options.
When does the inauguration take place?
At the end of November
41 days after the election date
on January 20th
on the third Monday of November
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