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Electing a US President in Plain English

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Video Length: 3:42

Updated on: 10/07/2020

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a short informational video about the election system in the USA and how the electoral college works. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other speaking activities about elections, voting, and politics. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes sections on a video quote, prepositions, numbers, and word forms. The grammar exercise features the difference between every, each, and all. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section with a bonus activity.

Video Description

Short guide to understanding how the U.S. elects a new president. This has been viewed well over a million times and helped many people finally understand the Electoral College.

Lesson Activities

Elections, Voting, Politics
Short Answers, True / False
Parts of Speech, Verbs / Phrasal Verbs, Prepositions
Every / Each / All
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Elections, Voting, Politics

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