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9. More Vocabulary for the US Presidential Election (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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9. More Vocabulary for the US Presidential Election (English Vocabulary Lesson)

18 Oktober 2020

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Today’s episode is the second in a short series focusing on vocabulary to help you understand the US presidential election. If you haven’t already, please listen to episode 6, titled Vocabulary for the US Presidential Election Get in touch! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Twitter - @thinkenglishpod Gmail: Blog:  VOCABULARY LIST Nuance (n) -  a slight difference in appearance, meaning, sound etc Linguists explore the nuances of language Candidate (n) - a person who is competing to get a job or elected position There are three candidates standing in the election Weakness (n) - a particular part or quality of someone or something that is not good or effective His main weakness as a worker is his inability to follow orders veteran (adj) - having been involved in a particular activity for a long time She is a veteran campaigner for human rights office (n) - a position of authority and responsibility in a government or other organisation The new President takes office on January 20th To nominate (v) - to officially suggest someone for an election, job, position, or honour He has been nominated by the Green party as their candidate in the next election To allocate (v) - to decide officially that something should be given to a particular person The primary election allocated all the delegates to Donald Trump Ballot (n) - a system of secret voting Representatives were elected by ballot Obligated (adj) - morally or legally forced to do something I felt obligated to speak up and defend my friend’s reputation Battleground (n) - a place where an argument or competition is happening Pennsylvania and Ohio are key battlegrounds in this year’s election Comprehension Questions Q. Joe Biden was a Senator in which state? A. Delaware Q. How many electoral college votes does a Presidential candidate need to win? A. 270 Q. True or False? If i vote for a Republican President and a Republican Senator, i am split ticket voting A. False


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