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Elections in America!!! They will have a new president.

No, they won’t. It’s called the midterm elections. To understand everything you need about this topic, read on…

Midterm elections in the United States are the general elections held in November every four years, near the midpoint of a president’s four-year term of office. Federal offices that are up for election during the midterms are members of the United States Congress, including all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, and 33 or 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate


Referendum             up for grabs                  at stake

dead on arrival        Republicans

Democrats                flipping the house

paper-thin                a long shot

turn out                     held


Now that you know what the midterm elections are, prepare a presentation using the following topics:

1 How often do the midterm elections happen

2 Whose seats are up for grabs when they happen

3 What is at stake for Donald Trump after his Party lost  the 2018 midterm elections

4 Most people favored the Democrats at the polls. Explain what that means

Our student Pedro Russo gives it a go…


Our student Robson gives it a go…



You’re a journalist working for a major news magazine. Use the passage and video above to write an article on the midterm elections.

PS If you post your assignment, you’ll get free personal feedback from a native speaker.

Good Luck!

Teacher Leo


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