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donderdag 20 oktober 2016

Party Animals

Things are heating up on U.S. Elections. It’s the Republican Party against the Democratic Party. Have you noticed any symbols of these two main parties?

Read the following words and phrases and their definitions.
  • represent - be a sign or symbol of someone or something
  • stubborn - refusing to change your ideas or to stop doing something
  • tough - strong and very certain
  • determination - a quality that makes you keep trying to do or achieve something that is difficult
  • opposing - fighting or competing against each other
  • issues - important subjects or topics
First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.

  1. What animal is the symbol for the Democratic Party?
    In what year did they use this symbol for the first time?

  2. What animal is the symbol for the Republican Party?
    In what year did they use this symbol for the first time?

  3. Name 2 good qualities of donkeys.

  4. What keeps changing in American politics, but what has stayed the same for many years now?

Extra words assignment
Explain the meaning of the underlined expressions:
1. “They made fun of his name .”
2. “Jackson turned the insult around.”