How many American presidents can you name? List as many as you can.
ESL Conversation Questions:
- Have you been following the American mid-term elections? What has happened lately?
- What do you know about any of the candidates?
- Where are the most interesting races in the country?
- Where do you get your information about the American election from? What is your preferred news source? What do you like about it?
- How important are American political results to other countries around the world? How can the American Government affect other countries?
- What do you think about democracy? Is it a good system?
- In your life, have you voted for a political leader or party? How important is voting to you?
- American elections seem to take a long time. How long does it take to choose leaders in your country?
- Politicians in the USA have to raise a lot of money to run for office. Is this a problem?
- One of the big issues in the current American election is immigration. Why do people disagree about immigration policy?
- Another issue in the American election is trade. Many voters are against free trade agreements. What do you think about free trade agreements such as NAFTA or TPP?
- This year more females are running for office than ever before. Why are women so motivated to get involved at this time?
- Has your country had a female leader? Were they any different from a male leader? How?
- At times, the candidates’ personal lives have been talked about during this election. Does the public need to know about the candidates’ personal lives? Why or why not?
- During this election some candidates have insulted other candidates and have been accused of rudeness. Should politicians be polite?
- Which of the major political parties will do better in the upcoming election? What is your prediction?