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donderdag 29 september 2016

Young and Politically Active

The US presidential elections are coming up, it’s hard to miss. Just the other week, the first big television debate took place.
Meet Weston Imer from Colorado, a young supporter for one of the candidates.

Read the following words and phrases and their definitions.
  • co-chair - the chair is the person who is the leader of an organization or committee, the co-chair is the person who helps the chair do his or her job
  • critical - extremely important
  • eligible year - the year in which Weston is old enough to run for president
  • presumptuous - very confident, maybe even too confident, especially in a way that is rude
First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.
If the video doesn't work on this page, then watch it here.

  1. How old is Weston exactly?

  2. What are Weston’s political plans for the future?
    And in what year could this happen?

  3. According to Weston, what will happen to the United States if Hillary Clinton is elected?

  4. Think of 1 or 2 questions you would ask Weston Imer.

Extra listening assignment 1
Weston mentions his 'eligible year'. Being old enough is one the requirements to become president.
This video explains what is required to become President of the U.S.
  1. Watch the video.
  2. Write down all the requirements.

Extra listening assignment 2
In the above video, Weston mentions that interviewer Kyle Clark called him "overly presumptuous".
  1. Watch this video.
  2. What word did Kyle Clark use exactly?