Voting is an important part of modern democracies. For most of us, it is the only time we will ever have any influence in political decisions or the future of our countries. However, if voting is so important, should 16 year olds and younger people be allowed to vote? Let’s talk about it on today’s … Continue reading 119. Should 16 Year Olds Be Allowed To Vote?: Voting Ages explained!! (English Vocabulary lesson)
Is democracy dying? According to a recently released report, the answer might be ‘yes.’ Freedom House’s democracy rankings for 2020 were released last week, and the findings were shocking! In this episode we’ll talk about their conclusions, how Freedom House is able to assess democracy, and discuss why democracy might be struggling! 2021 Freedom in … Continue reading 57. Is Democracy Dying?: Freedom House 2021 Report (English Vocabulary Lesson)
On the 20th January, Joe Biden will officially replace Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America. This process is very traditional, and therefore uses traditional and specific vocabulary. Today’s episode will introduce some of the events that will take place on the 20th, and highlight some of the essential vocabulary you … Continue reading 43. Inauguration Day: All the Essential Vocabulary!!
As I'm sure you already know, a riot broke out in the capital of the USA recently as Donald Trump supporters invaded the US Congress. In the aftermath, Trump has been removed and banned from numerous social media platforms. On today’s episode, we will look at the events of January 6th, and then discuss the … Continue reading 41. Donald Trump, Twitter, and Free Speech (English Vocabulary Lesson)
On today’s episode, we will look at democracy. What is democracy? What does democracy look like? Is democracy the best type of government? https://open.spotify.com/episode/2A3O6XYeL6c2fyrWWNQ4VP?si=WIefdwlpRp2b5cvcThemzg (If you can't see the podcast player click here to listen!) VOCABULARY LIST Under the spotlight (idiom) - if someone or something is under the spotlight, they are thoroughly examined, especially … Continue reading 18. What is Democracy? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1BWjA8LNy7TNNjKAI3tGG5 (If you can't see the podcast player click here to listen!) VOCABULARY LIST Nuance (n) - a slight difference in appearance, meaning, sound etc Linguists explore the nuances of language Candidate (n) - a person who is competing to get a job or elected position There are three candidates standing in the election … Continue reading 9. More Vocabulary for the US Presidential Election!!
Some key vocabulary for the upcoming election!! https://open.spotify.com/episode/4UWje3UG6nty1p4fxBarIo?si=IasKuXa7QrSTI8hrsyw7qA (If you can't see the podcast player click here to listen!) VOCABULARY LIST To elect (v) - to decide on or choose, especially to choose a person for a particular job, by voting The President is elected for a four-year term of office. Requirement (n) - something … Continue reading 6. Vocabulary for the US Presidential Election!