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In this lesson you will learn about the phrases that you can use while talking about elections.
Albert: Will you vote today?
Brian: Already did. I went in the morning. How about you?
Albert: I voted too. So, whom did you vote for?
Brian: I voted for the Republicans.
Albert: Me too. Do you think we did right?
Brian: Yes. I think they’re raising some valid issues.
Albert: Hopefully the next four years will be good years.
Pinky: I don’t know why this voting system even exists!
Brian: What’s wrong with it?
Pinky: What good does it do for us?
Brian: You get the opportunity to put your favorite candidate in power.
Pinky: But even if my candidate wins, he’ll forget all his promises.
Brian: That may be true. Some politicians don’t keep many of their promises.
Pinky: Right. And this really upsets me.
Brian: Let’s just try and elect better representatives for this term.
Albert: Did you see the news bulletin?
Pinky: Why? What happened?
Albert: Cynthia Haywards won the election!
Pinky: No way! Really?!
Albert: Yup. And the surprising fact is that only 20 percent of the voters turned out.
Pinky: Are you kidding? Voting is so important, but people don’t bother!
Albert: Many people think their vote doesn’t matter.
Pinky: That’s a bad way of thinking. Gosh.... we’re stuck with her for four more years.
Albert: I guess people just don’t care.
Pinky: They’ll care when they see things go wrong.
Albert: Hey Brian! Did you see the debate last night?
Brian : No. What happened?
Albert : Wayne Callard really owned James Ratcher.
Brian : Really? Callard’s a great speaker, isn’t he?
Albert : Yes, and he put his points across very clearly. Ratcher sounded confused and muddled.
Brian : I hope Callard’s not only a good speaker but also a serious and committed politician.
Albert : I think he is, Brian.