Vocabulaire politique anglais

EXERCICE 8

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1. John never votes for Republican ________.
candidates
runners

2. Who won the ________ in your state?
choice
election

3. Who did you vote ________?
for
on

4. The election ________ are in. = We now know the election ________.
responses
results

5. George Bush won all the states in the South. = George Bush ________ the South.
swept
collected

6. A ________ is when one candidate wins an election by a large percentage.
sweep
landslide

7. Q: How many ________ can a US president serve? A: A US president is allowed to serve two ________.
turns
terms

8. If something « hangs in the balance », it is ________.
decided
undecided

9. The Democrates won a large number of ________ in the Senate.
seats
chairs

10. It is important that all the ________ are counted.
vote
votes

EXERCICE 9

1. The piece of paper that you vote on is called a ________.
sheet
ballot

2. Q: What do you do with a ballot? A: You ________ it.
cast
throw

3. The place where voters cast their ballots is called a ________ station.
police
polling

4. In a polling station, the little « rooms » where you walk in to vote are called voting ________.
shacks
booths

5. Before you can vote, you must ________ to vote.
register
resign

6. Many states now use ________ voting.
touch the screen
touch-screen

7. I can’t vote in this election. I missed the registration ________ ( = the last day you’re allowed to register).
deadline
limit

8. Which ________ party do you normally vote for?
political
politics

9. If you are not physically able to come and vote at a polling station, you can vote by what is called an  » ________ ballot ».
absent
absentee

10. When you register to vote, you often don’t have to do this in person; you can do it by mail, or ________ (online).
electrically
electronically

exercice 10

1. A close race = A ___________ race
tight
close-knit

2. Many senators support his ___________ ( = attempt) to become president.
bead
bid

3. Her campaign is gaining ________. = Her campaign is becoming more and more effective/successful.
quickness
momentum

4. The probable nominee = The ________ nominee
likely
likeable

5. That victory established him as the clear front-________.
runner
place

6. Voter ________ was very high. = A lot of people voted.
appearance
turnout

7. The senator said that he would ________ ( = support) the other candidate.
back
back-out

8. The presidential election will be ________ on November 1st.
located
held

9. The other candidate for mayor claimed that he was ________ to improving recycling in the city.
bound
committed

10. She was able to ________ a lot of money for her campaign.
raise
rise

exercice 11

1. What’s Barak Obama’s ___________ ( = position) on the war in Iraq?
stance
distance

2. The voters have to decide which candidate is better ___________ to handle the current problems with the economy.
suits
suited

3. It’s a ________. = Either candidate could win.
wash-out
toss-up

4. Most voters are concerned about the rising price of ________. ( = called « petrol » in the UK)
gas
gases

5.McCain has a slight ________. = McCain is doing slightly better, is slightly more successful, etc.
advantage
plus

6. A ________ margin = A very small margin/difference
wafer-like
wafer-thin

7. George Bush currently has a very low approval ________. ( = very few people approve of how he is performing as president)
rating
score

8. The mood between the two candidates was not relaxed, it was ________.
tension
tense

9. The two candidates got into a ________ ( = impassioned) argument during their first debate.
heating
heated

10. Obama is making an effort to ________ ( = get rid of, lessen) divisions within the Democratic party.
heal
help


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