Election Vocabulary


Are you into politics? British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Election means 'a time when people vote for someone to do a political or official job'. But how do we pronounce the word election? Watch the video and find out:

http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/american_english/election

TO ELECT

- to vote for and choose a representative

" He was elected president in 2008".

TO VOTE

to show your choice or opinion in an election or a meeting by writing a cross on an official piece of paper or putting your hand up

"Who did you vote for?"

A LEAFLET

- a piece of folded paper or a small book that contains information:

"I picked up a useful leaflet on how to fill in tax forms'.

A POLL

- the results of a set of questions people are asked to discover what they think about a subject

" The recent poll indicated that 77percent of Americans supported the president Donald Trump".

POLITICS

- the process of debating, making and running a government

"Barbara is very interested in politics, so she reads the political news every day''.

POLITICAL

- relating to politics or the process of running a government

CAMPAIGN

- when candidates try to convince people to vote for them ( through advertisements, speeches, etc.)

"an advertising/election campaign''

RIGGED

(adjective) - an arranged election or competition, etc. so the results are not fair or true

"There was a vicious rumour that the final was rigged, as the defence seemed useless".

TO DEFEAT

- to win against someone in a fight or competition

"She was defeated by an Australian player in the first roun dof the tournament"

OPPOSITION

- a group of people opposed to something or someone

"I am a member of the Law and Justice party, the largest opposition party".

A BALLOT

- a secret written vote

" She was the only candidate on the ballot''. or '' to hole a ballot''.

REFERENDUM

- an occassion when all the people in a given country can vote in order to show their opinion about a political question

"The issue was decided by referendum''.

MP (an abbreviation for a Member of Parliament)

- an elected political representative for a particular region of the country

" Who's the MP for Cambridge?"

A POLL CARD

- An official poll card is a document which is sent to all registered voters shortly before an election in the United Kingdom

"I have not received my poll card, does this mean that I cannot vote?".


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Joanna Kawrow 21-06-2017




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