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How the US Election Works

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Video Length: 2:49

Updated on: 10/22/2020

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 and word choice. The grammar exercise features the future continuous. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section.

Video Description

The president of the United States isn’t directly elected by American voters but by members of what's known as the electoral college. Here’s how the system works.

Lesson Activities

Elections, Voting, Politics
Short Answers, True / False
Adjectives / Adverbs, Nouns, Word Choice
Future Continuous
Quiz & Review

Lesson Topics

Elections, Voting, Politics

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