candidates? Let me explain it for you! In this video, I’ll teach you the vocabulary, definitions, and expressions you need to know to follow the US elections. You’ll learn how the elections work, what the electoral college is, and who is involved in presidential elections. This information is very important for anyone living in the United States and for those who want to follow the US elections and world politics. I’ll answer the questions: What is a
primary? What is a
caucus? What is the
electoral college? What is a
delegate, and what is a
super-delegate? How do
candidates? What is a
pundit? What are
swing voters? What is a
presidential platform? After you’ve watched the video, take the quiz to test your knowledge of the American voting system!
Thank you Adam for this useful lesson . I am hearing these words a lot these days.
Thank you Adam, that’s great lesson covering with current affairs. This is good strategy to taught english learner for real conversation.
very useful lesson! thank you.
Well, now it’s all clearer and I can surely understand better political speeches and debates on tv….pity that I won’t vote for the next USA elections, I’m too busy here!
I got 8 ☺
Thank you Adam. In French interest in the US presidential election, I am disappointed by the poor image of this great country. The debate is not at the level we have imagined for the USA.
Thanks. It’s new knowledge for me. ☺
Thank you so much Adam, I got 10 correct, the class is very useful, I have tried to watch the CNN nowadays and sometimes I didn’t understand these words, but now it’s clear for me. The Election in USA is different of Brazil, I’m interest in the US presidential election Thank you man, God bless you good job.
Thank you Adam for making this useful video. I really like to learn English based on certain topic. It always make me learning many relevant expressions and vocabulary efficiently, and it boost my confidence when talking about similar topic. If it is possible, please record more video in this way. :)
Oh! those politicians! Fuck them all!
i got only seven out of ten.its an embarrassing one but honestly I’m not totally knew about American’s politics. Thanks Sir Adam for letting it understandable. Now I have a little understanding about American’s politics.
good lesson to learn.It make me know more about the USA and The vote in November.Thank you so much Adam
Thank you so much! This is awesome.
hi Adam could you till me the mean OF IsIs because i always have been see it on cnn
ISIS is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Also ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). They are also called Daesh, which believe is an Arabic acronym.
hi again dear teacher Adam, although i could’t make good marks for test but i enjoy your lesson. see ya!
hi Adam i have got 100% thank you for this lesson
good teacher, good lesson
Wow, thanks Adam, nice and useful lesson relating to politics. That helped me out about U.S election.
thank you so much
Thank you for this really interesting lesson!
This quiz made my day. Thank you!
Thanks Adam, but I am still a little bit confused about US election rules…
Many people are John :)
It’s a bit complicated, but you can see the result now.
Thank you Adam.Your lesson make me more understanding US elections.
That’s a great way to learn english ann more about united stades election !
Thanks a lot for teaching us !!
Hello Adam .
Thank you for making all that goes in present US election more understandable . Can pundit be used in conversation unrelated to politcs , speaking about an expert in whatever skill possible ?
Have a nice day
Yes, we use pundits in many areas. Mostly, though, you will see this word associated with the media who have pundits in their broadcasts often.
The lesson was great!! Thank you so much!
Although I’m not interested in politics, I would like to thank you for this lesson because I have learnt some useful vocabulary.
Thank you so much.
Hi sir Adam, i’m having problem with pronouncing the word “Sheet”. Could You help me sir ?
Without hearing it, it’s a little difficult, but you can use rhymes:
The ee in sheet sounds like the ee in meet, greet, feet, sweet, etc.
Does this help?
US election is so different from Brazil, but that lesson help me to understand better about the subject.
oh it was great almost i answered the question correctly .
thank you so much for great vids i enjoyed it a alot.
US election? I hate the system of election of America. Philosophers should manage the country. Not despicable people like Trump and Hilary and the others…
we can’t election what want to perfect person in Turkey!Only, we can use vote and pretend expect to him .İf we have chance we have intelligent presedent.This case same to the every country.
In an ideal world, yes, but this is not that world, Emrahbulduk.
Maybe someday. :)
Thanks, Adam. It was a great lesson. It is very useful to know all of these information.
Very nice!! Thanks
That was so nice and helpful information
Thanks Adam!!!! Good lesson!!!
i did not understand the answer of the last question “be sworn in” what does it mean
To be sworn in means to raise your right hand and promise to do your duty properly and in good faith. After that, the position becomes official.
thanks Adam .. Nice lesson and good quiz too.
Wow! I got 100! Very good lesson, thanks Adam! (though I fear to do still a bit confusion with the American electoral system).
No worries Carla. Even Americans sometimes are confused by the Electoral College system ;)
Thanks Adam for this useful lesson
I like this video. :P
Hi Adam! Thanks for explaining us how the US elections works. It is a little complicated, but anyway it is interesting to know how it works.
Now,we know all about American election:)) thank you!
Very interesting lesson Adam! Now I can understand the political system of USA. Here, in Brazil wins the presidencial candidate who has the majority of popular votes. Thanks a lot!
I almost forgot for say that I got 100%! Bye!
Thank you! It was interesting to find out how election works in the US. I am not an advanced student, so I found 49 new words that I haven’t known before. Thank you.
It was very enlightening lesson on the elections in the USA
learnt a lot from this. thanks
Thanks a lot, Adam. Your lesson is very interesting.
Very informative lesson. Thank you, Adam.
I’ve found many interesting things and new words.
So helpful! Many thanks for this great information. :)
So Good, and so useful to me..I like to know about the politics specially about the US election..
the options of answers for tast are very funny. I have been laughing so much. God’s official party and George Orwell politics was especially good))
I found a mistake: tast = the test or the quiz
Thanks Svetashev :)
I just want to ask about something confused me lately,
what is the difference between ” device ” and ” devise”?
Thanks for advance
a device (noun) is a machine or tool (like a phone, laptop, etc.). To devise (verb) means to create (a plan, strategy, approach, etc.).
Hope this helps :)
what confused me that when I looked them up in the dictionary bothe of them could be verb and noun
The noun will be with ce as in DEVICE and the verb will be with se as in DEVISE…………hope this helps
hmmm… I’m a little curious now. Which dictionary do you use?
helpful lesson thanx
GOOD LESSON THX
I undertood everything you said but I coundn´t remember any term. Nonetheless, it was a good lesson.
Could you please kindly make a lesson about the usage of “get or have the the better of someone .” Thanks in advance! I highly appreciate your time and efforts. You are doing a wonderfu job.
It’s a bit small for a whole lesson so here it is:
To have the better of someone means to be in a stronger position than that person, or to win a contest against that person by being more cunning or creative.
Does this help?
thank you so much
yeahh 10/10! but it was really hard. And i still dont know what is going with caucus..
A caucus is an informal way of voting for a candidate. People say their choice out loud.
So, Is the electoral college the most important piece in the election?
Yes, it is. As you saw, Clinton won the popular vote but still lost the Presidency.
the only one my problem is,i will not understand if i talking with native speaker because they speaking too fast
Don’t be afraid to as them to slow down. But with time you will get better too ;)
8/10 not bad, thank’s ;)
Great Lesson,Good guy ,Adam.
Ada, Thanks for helping me!!!You are excellent
Adam is my favourite
Adam, Do a lesson in a native way of speaking.(ignoring consonant sounds and etc.) I’ve been listening to all of you for a long time, although I do not usually log in, You people have never done even a single lesson speaking as fast as native speakers usually do. For the convenience of listeners, you may make them understand what you said before.
Adam Please, Do At least one lesson
I’ll be indebted to you.
Actually, we have several good videos on pronunciation. Type “native” in the search box above and see what lessons are available.
As for speaking fast, we speak more naturally for the IELTS and TOEFL videos. Try those.
I’ll try again
I did it. Thanks
impressive lecture Adam
Thanks. 100% understood.
yeah i got 100% though it was mind twisting.You really did a wonderful job as ever teacher.I think nobody else can explain it in such a short and nice way that you did.I learned alot thatI guess I even can run for office my self next time.Good luck to me
Good luck indeed ;)
hi!Adam a very good lesson,i learned a lot about the election in USA
It is a really good lesson.
Thank you, Adam, for this amazing lesson and I hope to see you in a lesson soon.
Thax adam very usefull
it was very usefull tank you very much mr adam
I got 4 correct out of 10 :(
No problem Pyae. Just try again. It will come soon enough :)
Thanks, Adam, for useful information about american election.
a good lesson, thanks mr. ADAM
Hi Adam. I think, this election has influence to other countries. I’ve watched last debates and I’ve read comments of american people under the video. I’m not glad, you know. 8-(
You’re not alone Katrin ;). But you never know, it may be ok. Let’s hope.
EXCELLENT TEACHER GOOD ADAM!!!!!!!!!!
thanks a lot
10/10 Thanks, very clear lesson
Great Lesson! I really enjoy it.
I just want to ask you this question: I have heard that they will have another electotoral college vote on December 19th 2016. Is it true?
Sort of. They make the November vote official on that day. It’s not a new vote.
I always wanted to know how elections work. thank you so much that was really helpful.
thanks Mr.Adam i benefited alot of words, which i didn’t know before but i still don’t understand very well the word caucus and electoral college. if you can help me to know that words i would appreciate sir.
As far as I have understood, “caucus” is a kind of discussion to chose the candidate of each party. “Electoral college” is a group of people, elected by the American population, who will vote in one of the candidates. In the USA the election is indirect.
I hope it helps!
Thanks everybody :)
I’m glad this video helped.
Tks Adam, great lesson
Thanks so much for the video, because it helps a lot to understand the American electoral system (which is quite complicate, I confess).
In Brazil the election is direct, so that we have no electoral college any longer. Our elections are electronic too. Then, we use a kind of vote machine, and not ballot box, like most countries. It’s very practical and safe (at least, they tell us so).
See you in the next video. Bye for now!
Hello, Eduardo França
Could you leave your e-mails address, i want to practice english with you.
Thank you Adam, that’s a very good lesson!
I got 100 thank you adam ,It was agood lesson
I don’t like politics but thanks for this brief lecture
Hey Adam! Amazing and usefull lesson! I have one question…how these “electors” of wich state are chosen? I thought wich state has a number of delegates (according with its size) wich votes at the election day, and these votes would decide who would become president.
Hi BlueGangsta (like the name ;)),
As far as I understand, they are elected at each state’s party convention, and when the general election is held, the state that won the most votes sends its electors to the Electoral College to make it formal.
hey adam thank you for this video it was really informative. But i want to know if there is a chance to have a question in ielts speaking or writing about THE US elections ??
No, they will not bring politics into the interview. That would only lead to problems. The topics will be general and such that anybody should be able to answer them.
Thank you for a great lesson, Adam.
Could you explain the difference between nominee and candidate again please? because, in the Oscars, nominees compete to each other right? Which circumstances do we use Candidate or nominee? Candidate for two people and nominee for more than two?
A candidate is anyone who has a change to achieve something (for example, if you study for a PhD. you are considered a candidate until you complete the degree.) A nominee is a person who others have chosen to be a candidate. In the Oscars, the nominees (people chosen to try to win) cannot be candidates because it is not up to them to win or not.
Does this help?
Thanks Adam, This is a very useful lesson.
Thanks a lot for a wonderful lesson ……
Wow, I got 8 out of 10! I thought it would be worse. Thanks, Adam! :D
Which is the tea party?
The “Tea Party” is not an official party—it is a movement within the Republican party.
thank you alot
Thank you Adam.
I use some of your videos for my classes.
We are in the middle of an interesting project and we would like you to pay us a visit sometime next year.
We are located in Monterrey, Mexico.
Excellent Lesson! Greetings from Ecuador Dear Adam!
Good day Adam! Firstly, forgive me for my bad English. Secondly, I have a question for you. You told “California….has an equal share relative to like Idaho” ???? But Wikipedia is written what California – 55 electoral vote, Idaho – 4. Where are the equal share? Answer me, please/
good and uptodate lesson ! Thank you.
WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN YOU WEBSITE ? THIS IS AN EDUCTIONAL SITE NOT MORE , ISN’T IT ??!!
We have lessons on all kinds of topics—cultural differences, travel, English-language news, etc.
Sorry ! I’m talking about the picture of flag and the sign of being teacher , not more .
!!!!! It shows that you have gotten my mean !!
hello could u guide me?
i want to learn my son to speak english
I LIKE THE PICTURE OF MY FLAG NEAR MY OWN PHOTO ! IS IT STRANGE ?!
Hello Mr. Sheikhmoradi . Although you look younger than me It doesn’ t show that I know more than you ! Since you yourself are a teacher know that speaking in real life and real situation is one of the best ways to learn english , both for children and adults . Best regarda
Thank you .
Your lessons were very usefull for understanding so thank you for all. I am going to follow your all lessons.
Thanks Adam for a great lesson!
You say you see every thing . But a lot of things happen and you don’t notice !
Hi, Adam! I like your style. That lesson is very useful, I enjoyed it much. I have got 100%. In fact; politics is everywhere, I love it.
Hi Adam, this is the first lesson I take in this year, once again thanks for your valuable class, greetings for you from Venezuela my friend
i like this website so much.
Thanks for this lesson, Adam!
In one more election the popular vote was different from the electoral college vote.
Thank you good lesson, Adm!!
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.
i dont mean to be rude but you speak way to much about america like you all were americans and no canadians, in this subject if you were going to talk about election i have would prefer if you speak about the different election systems in the UK, Canada, Australia, New zealen (i dont know how to write this country) and the USA, and other english speaking countries but not just the USA. Anyway thanks for the lesson.
That’s a great idea! I’ve added it to the list of requests, and we’ll see who wants to do a lesson on it.
100 , very good video
I got 9 correct :) Excellent Lesson!
Very helpful, thank you !
you are a real teacher. thanks
Mr Adam think you very much for you efforts,i like just to communicate english good what is the best way to take for speaking well?i try to speak stip by stip or find other person and communicate with him is also impossible for me.
At first, i want to talk thanks a lot. I am myanmar. So i cant talk english language. This is my weak point. I am very sadly . Can u teach to me? If u teach to me, i am so happier in the world.
This is the first time that I watch your class and guess what? I love it! The theme is very interesting I like to talk about politics. Good very good!
Thank you Adam
This lesson is very interesting. I got 10 correct out of 10.It’s my first time to reach this score.I’m glad.I really liked the role of the spin doctor. They might be very creative persons.
it was great
I learned a lot of from this lesson.Thank you Adam
Nice stuff, thanks a lot Adam, as usual pretty straighforward and clear explanation.
thank you so much
it’s big deal .thanks ..
I’d like a lesson about elections in Africa .please i’m student in political science .i need to learn a new political vocabulary .you probably know it’s big defference between elections in Africa and elections in America ……..Touik from Algeria
The teacher is a Democrat suporter. He’s wearing blue.
I got full score! ? :D
Thanks a lot,Mr.Adam
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