Warm-up Question:
How many American presidents can you name? List as many as you can.

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Have you been following the American mid-term elections? What has happened lately?
  2. What do you know about any of the candidates?
  3. Where are the most interesting races in the country?
  4. Where do you get your information about the American election from? What is your preferred news source? What do you like about it?
  5. How important are American political results to other countries around the world? How can the American Government affect other countries?
  6. What do you think about democracy? Is it a good system?
  7. In your life, have you voted for a political leader or party? How important is voting to you?
  8. American elections seem to take a long time. How long does it take to choose leaders in your country?
  9. Politicians in the USA have to raise a lot of money to run for office. Is this a problem?
  10. One of the big issues in the current American election is immigration. Why do people disagree about immigration policy?
  11. 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?
  12. This year more females are running for office than ever before. Why are women so motivated to get involved at this time?
  13. Has your country had a female leader? Were they any different from a male leader? How?
  14. 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?
  15. During this election some candidates have insulted other candidates and have been accused of rudeness. Should politicians be polite?
  16. Which of the major political parties will do better in the upcoming election? What is your prediction?


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