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The economy is doing really well in North Korea right now. They're going through an economic ________.

I've decided to _________ for the position.

I hate seeing these political posters all over the city. I'm glad the __________ will be over soon.

I've decided to stand for the position. I'm going to ________ my campaign next week.

New York succeeded in cutting its crime _______.

Valen left politics to ________ a career in teaching.

After the revolution, they _________ a general election. Unfortunately, the election was rigged.

What is a 'collocation'?

In the United States, the president can only _______ for a maximum of eight years.

One of President Kennedy's proudest _________ was getting Stanley Kubrick to direct the moon landing film.

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97 Comments on “Political vocabulary and expressions in English”

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Political vocabulary and phrases are very difficult for me to understand (for example : “cut the crime rate” ). Through this lesson, I will be able to get important words to read newspaper. Thank you so much.

Sunday, December 21st 2014

    I think, it’s like cut the cost. (reduce the cost).

    Monday, December 22nd 2014

      Political jargon is not that easy to understand, apart from being too formal.

      However, we as learners of English should be familiar enough with it in order to understand current news and keep well-informed.

      Useful video-lesson on collocations Benjamin!

      Have an interesting week.

      Wednesday, January 21st 2015

    i think it’s mean “reduce amount of crime make a peaceful place to live”. i hope it helps you well.

    Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

There is a word missing in the second sentence : I’m going “to”_____

Sunday, December 21st 2014

there is a mistake in question 6, pursue is the right answer, I think

Sunday, December 21st 2014

    Thanks for catching that!

    Sunday, December 21st 2014

Im fed up with dealing with downloading the videos . I went to Youtube and downloaded one but it wasnt full length.
please help me…. .

Sunday, December 21st 2014

    You’re not supposed to be downloading videos at all. You can WATCH (stream) videos by pressing the play button. If our videos are banned by the leaders of your country, you may try to use a proxy that supports YouTube (search for that). We can’t help you with proxies right now, because this information changes frequently.

    Monday, December 22nd 2014

    Hello Niknam :) Try installing “YouTube Unblocker” into Firefox internet browse.

    Friday, January 9th 2015

thx ben :)
For all people here Ladies and Gentlemen I hope there is anybody wants to practice her/his English with me voice chat :)
my Skype is khalid_3adel

Sunday, December 21st 2014

Hello Benjamin, I just wanted to tell you this word ‘persue’ doesn’t excite in the Cambridge dictionary.

Sunday, December 21st 2014


Sunday, December 21st 2014

    You are very kiri, arn’t you?

    Saturday, January 31st 2015

      It means you are very very very great. kir is a traditional(very old) word in our country. have a kiri time.

      Saturday, January 31st 2015

Hello Benjamin it’s very awesome to watch your lessons.Plz add more…

Sunday, December 21st 2014


Sunday, December 21st 2014

i dont understand it :((

Sunday, December 21st 2014

9/10 this score is not my proudest achievement.

Sunday, December 21st 2014

Great topic ;)

Sunday, December 21st 2014

Timely lesson :) Election was held last week in Japan.

Sunday, December 21st 2014

Thank you Bejamin. When are you going to launch you in politic? I am the one who I vote for you!

I have a proposal for you: All the people should understand English! What do you think about it?
Thank you for your answer.
Best regards from Romania.

Monday, December 22nd 2014

    Hi AlinaMohamed, I absolutely agree with you. English should be understood and spoken by most people; nowadays is practically a must, isn´t it?

    Have a nice week Alina!

    Wednesday, January 21st 2015

      Hi Regino can you chat with me in this web page?

      Saturday, January 31st 2015

Thanks Bejamin! Useful lesson and great preview for video!

Monday, December 22nd 2014

Hello, please use another site rather than YouTube!

Monday, December 22nd 2014

I got 10 correct out of 10 :D

Monday, December 22nd 2014

Thanks Benjamin! Your lessons are great!

Monday, December 22nd 2014

Very interesting Benjamin ! great great !!

Monday, December 22nd 2014

l love engvid teachers and their lessons.

Monday, December 22nd 2014

Hi there,
I want chat with any one in English to improve my language .

Monday, December 22nd 2014

short time ago, it was so diffucult to understand your accent Benjamin but nowadays it changed. I have to listen more and more. Thank you Benjamin.

Is there anyone to practise English? please check my skype account.

Monday, December 22nd 2014

It is funny. The only mistake I have just made in the quiz was about the word collocation, which is the same spelling in French. And I am a Frenchman !

Monday, December 22nd 2014

Benjamin! you’re great teacher

Monday, December 22nd 2014

Thanks! Nice video

Monday, December 22nd 2014

good i think, i have 90

Monday, December 22nd 2014


Monday, December 22nd 2014

Thanks Benjamin, Quiz 100% correct.

Monday, December 22nd 2014

Great, I got 100

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

I love the first lesson, i need speak english for my job…I got 78

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

The instructor taught so well.

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

I got 10 correct out of 10. Tks a lot Ben

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

Your lesson is really interesting
I got 9 of 10;
Many thanks :-)

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

Thanks a million times. I’m political student. So,this lesson is extremely useful for me. Your lesson is very interesting and fun. ^__^

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

it helped a lot

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

dear benjamin
merry Christmas
have a good time with your family

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

very goooood

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

Great Video I got 100 :-)

Sunday, December 28th 2014

We can’talk avoid political phrases or words in certain situation in our days , so I’m happy with 80 percentage aso a french speaking person . TKS

Sunday, December 28th 2014

Thanks a lot it’s very interesting studying and very useful

Friday, January 2nd 2015

I love the teacher for his queen accent and perfect way of teaching ; it’s always tough to combine knowledge and happiness together during the teaching ,but obviously ,you did a great job . more ,plz

Sunday, January 4th 2015

It is a very interesting lesson, thanks a million!

Tuesday, January 6th 2015

nice lesson Benjamin,thanks a lot

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

Great Class, Benjamin! Thanks for that!

Saturday, January 10th 2015

you are very good BEN your sound very clear…

Saturday, January 10th 2015

thank u very much it was nice lecture i got 10 out of 10
hope to see u again

Saturday, January 10th 2015

i got 8/10 this score is not my proudest achievement thanks

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

It is going to be good if you know the political words for the test. (in the school)

Sunday, January 18th 2015

thank you for all your amazing lessons

Monday, January 19th 2015

Thanks for lesson ;)…9/10 not bad…but it’s ok I don’t interested in politic

Monday, January 26th 2015

Very usefull

Friday, January 30th 2015

Thanks benjamine

Monday, February 2nd 2015

This is great. Love his lessons. :)

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

nice lesson Benjamin,thanks a lot

Saturday, February 7th 2015

thank you very much,your lesson is absolutely terrific

Sunday, February 22nd 2015


Friday, February 27th 2015

thank you

Monday, March 2nd 2015

great lesson and good explanation. Thank you.

Saturday, March 14th 2015

very good explanation

Saturday, April 11th 2015

    tu cawayi zinar

    Thursday, March 3rd 2016

Nice!!! Very good explanation. Thank you!!

Thursday, May 14th 2015

Very good lesson, Benjamin, you are a great teacher..

Friday, June 12th 2015

Hi Benjamin. It’s good to find a teacher with a real britain english accent! Thanks for the course witch was really interesting for me. Now I will be able to talk about politics with my son in law Darren, who lives in London like you.
One time, I listened to Boris Johnson on a french radio, he speaks french as well as me! Thanks again. By.

Thursday, June 18th 2015

Thank you so much!!!

Friday, July 10th 2015

Thank you, Benjamin! Nice lesson.

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Benjamin, simply, great and thanks

Sunday, August 9th 2015

Benjamin, you gave me a great chance learning English. Thanks a lot!

Sunday, August 16th 2015

Nice lesson! Thank you Benjamin!

Wednesday, August 26th 2015

Tonight a good lesson

Thursday, October 8th 2015

Thanks i learn a lot.

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

Thank you-)

Monday, December 21st 2015

Thank you ,, spas

Thursday, March 3rd 2016

You are the number one here Benjamin! I appreciate you for thoose wonderful lessons and effort. You are the greatest teachher I have ever met.

Saturday, April 16th 2016

Thanks for reminding me the meaning of collocations and of course your great lesson.

Saturday, April 30th 2016

Nice jacket, Benjamin! ;)

Friday, May 6th 2016

yes iam feeling that iam going on right way.
see ya!

Monday, September 5th 2016

Thank you so much Benjamin sir.

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017

Great lesson! A big thanks to Benjamin! I always love to listen to the news but fail to catch several words and constantly get lost in the middle…Now I understand more when I listen XD

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

I am a Taiwanese English teacher.

The reason why my English is so good in comparsion with most of my fellow Taiwanese is that I have been constantly learning and practicing English.

Hopefully the average Emglish ability level for Taiwanese can improve a lot in the very near future.

I have finished watching this video completely.

This video is awesome!!!!

It is bloody useful!!

Big thanks to the teacher and all the fellow students around the world.

Monday, February 6th 2017

really interesting

Friday, March 31st 2017

Are there another videos about politic here? I want to learn more about that Because I hope be able to what TV News As Soon As Possible… Thanks for this lesson dear Teacher… :D I learned A Lot.

Monday, April 24th 2017

Thank you Benjamin

Monday, October 16th 2017

Thanks Benjamin!

Friday, April 20th 2018

It was realy usefull. Thank you.

Friday, May 4th 2018

9 correct out of 10

Wednesday, October 10th 2018

Thank you for the useful lesson

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