POLITICS – ELECTIONS

USEFUL VOCABULARY

THINGS YOU MIGHT SEE AROUND ELECTION TIME
ballot paper(s)
ballot paper
leaflet(s) / pamphlet(s)pamphlets
party political broadcastbroadcast
politician(s)thatcher
poll card(s)poll
poster(s)poster
postal vote(s)envelope
vote(s)vote
voting booth(s)booth

NATURALLY SPEAKING

Voting
  • I’d like to register to vote.
  • I’m on the electoral registry.
  • I haven’t had my poll card, yet.
  • Where is the polling station?
  • Have you voted, yet?
  • Are you going to vote?
  • Which party are you voting for?*
  • Who are you going to vote for?*
  • Who got the most votes?
*Be careful about asking this. For many people in the UK, voting is a personal matter.

DIALOGUE

MR AND MRS SMITH ARE DISCUSSING THE ELECTIONS.
Election  – Conversation
Mrs Smith:Are you coming to vote? The polling station will be closing in an hour.
Mr Smith :It’s raining!
Mrs Smith:So what?
Mr Smith:I can’t be bothered. It doesn’t matter who I vote for, we always end up worse off. They’re all as bad as each other.
Mrs Smith:Well don’t complain to me if you don’t like the policies of whoever wins.
Mr Smith:I don’t think anyone will win. They’re predicting a hung parliament.
Mrs Smith:Well if no one bothers to vote, I guess they’ll be right. I’ll be back in ten.

 

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