078 - Elections and voting

This is a 5-Minute English episode about Elections and Voting. You'll learn vocabulary, phrasal verbs and collocations needed to talk about this topic with a native speaker.

The American English Podcast

The American English Podcast

By Shana Thompson

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to episode number 78. I hope you’re all well. In today’s episode, I’ve decided to do another 5-minute English episode, and this time about elections. Before we get to the topic, I’d like to give you a few updates on my life and about the site.

Firstly, everything is going well with Clara. You might hear her in the background as I’m recording this. The only challenge is that she’s awake when I want her to be asleep and asleep when I want her to be awake. She’s a nocturnal baby, so her awake hours are equivalent to that of a bat or maybe an owl. Nighttime is when she wants to eat and unfortunately, her eating schedule involves me and my breasts…

Vocab Sample
  • Public office 
  • To vote for
  • To cast a vote 
  • Suffrage 
  • Voter turnout 
  • Ballot 
  • Absentee ballot 
  • Polling station 
  • Fill out 
  • To run for office 
  • Ticket 
  • Props (propositions) 
  • Initiative
  • Referendum
  • Primary elections 
  • Caucus 
  • To elect
  • To set out 
  • Presidential campaign
  • To campaign

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