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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Election A. Win
 2. Defeat B. Voting paper
 3. Politics C. Illegal
 4. Ballot D. Vote
 5. Fraud E. Government activities.

Answers:

  1. Election = D. Vote
  2. Defeat = A. Win
  3. Politics = E. Government activities.
  4. Ballot = B. Voting paper.
  5. Fraud = C. Illegal

True or False?

1. Joe Biden will be Prime Minister of the UK. False

2. People have been angry about US politics. True

3. More people voted than ever before. True

4. The election was not close at all in the beginning. False

5. People knew the winner after one day. False

Unscramble the sentence!

  1. He won the election.

2. People have been angry.

3. It took four days.

4. They are not happy.

5. Many people do not believe him

Listening and Vocabulary

ElectionVotedAmount
WonCountedLeave
  1. Won
  2. Voted
  3. Amount
  4. Counted
  5. Election
  6. Leave

Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. PreviousA. Person trying to win.
 2. DefeatB. Illegal
 3. CandidateC. Admit loss.
 4. ConcedeD. Before
 5. FraudE. Win

Answers:

  1. Previous = D. Before
  2. Defeat = E. Win
  3. Candidate = A. Person trying to win.
  4. Concede = C.
  5. Fraud = B. Illegal

True or False?

1. Many people voted early in the US election. True

2. The early votes did not make the counting slower. False

3. The winner was announced very quickly. False

4. Biden won by a large number of votes. True

5. President Trump has agreed that he lost. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. He won the election on November 3rd.

2. It took a long time for anyone to know who won.

3. People have been angry at politics in the US.

4. Biden received more votes.

5. Democrats are happy that Joe Biden won.

Listening and Vocabulary

NightPoliticsWon
ElectionsForceBallots
  1. Won
  2. Elections
  3. Politics
  4. Ballots
  5. Night
  6. Force

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. IncumbentA. Overwhelmed.
2. InundatedB. Fix fraudulently.
3. TrickleC. Admit defeat.
4. ProjectionD. In office.
5. AlgorithmE. Thin
6. ConcedeF. Future estimation.
7. SlimG. Stop
8. RigH. Come slowly.
9. CeaseI. Calculation

Answers:

  1. Incumbent = D. In office.
  2. Inundated = A. Overwhelmed
  3. Trickle = H. Come slowly.
  4. Projection = F. Future estimation.
  5. Algorithm = I. Calculation
  6. Concede = C. Admit defeat.
  7. Slim = E. Thin
  8. Rig = B. Fix fraudulently.
  9. Cease = G. Stop

True or False?

1.  Joe Biden received more votes than any other presidential candidate in US history. True

2. The previous president to break the record for most votes in US history was Bill Clinton. False

3. It is common for incumbent presidents to lose elections in the US. False

4. Kamala Harris will be the first woman vice-president in the US. True

5. The increased amount of mail-in ballots in this election did not affect the counting speed. False

6. It has been very common for people to vote by mail in past US elections. False

7. President Jimmy Carter conceded to Ronald Reagan before the polls closed. True

8. In the recent election, Trump supporters typically cast their vote by mail. False

9. Early on in the election, it looked like Trump had a lead. True

10. When Biden won Pennsylvania, it became official that he won. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Former vice-president Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President.

2. Trump is the first incumbent President to lose an election in 28 years.

3. More than 100 million people also decided to vote by mail.

4. This gives everyone a clear picture of who has won the election.

5. Many in the US are concerned regarding Trump.

Listening and Vocabulary

OverwhelmingCampaignRemaining
TypicallyElectoralSwing
WillinglyDecisiveMinority
  1. Campaign
  2. Decisive
  3. Overwhelming
  4. Remaining
  5. Typically
  6. Swing
  7. Electoral
  8. Minority
  9. Willingly