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a How many states are in the United States of America today?
b Who is the president of the United States?
c Does the current president of the United States belong to the Democratic Party or the Republican Party?
|The 2022 Midterms|
On November 8, Americans will vote in the midterms.
What are midterm elections in the United States?
Read the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning in the text.
|1. election||a. activities in which people are asked what they think about something|
|2. Congress||b. available to anyone who is trying to get it|
|3. up for grabs||c. all the elected politicians that are responsible for making the law in the United States|
|4. Governor||d. to be the political party that has the greater number of votes|
|5. at stake||e. a fact or situation that worries you|
|6. to hold the majority||f. in a position to be lost or won|
|7. the tiebreaking vote||g. to make laws official|
|8. polls||h. the most important subjects or topics|
|9. a ballot||i. the number of people who vote in an election|
|10. to cast a ballot||j. person who is the leader of the government of a state|
|11. turnout||k. the process in which people vote for a person to have a seat in their government|
|12. big issues||l. rules made by the government of a state|
|13. a concern||m. a ticket or piece of paper used to vote in an election|
|14. to enact laws||n. to vote|
|15. state laws||o. the vote that decides the outcome|
a What are the midterm elections?
1 Elections in which Americans will vote if they want to keep their president.
2 Elections in which members of the United States Congress are elected.
3 Elections in which the governors and presidents of 36 states will be chosen.
4 Elections in which the seats and houses of congress members are up for grabs.
b What are the expectations for the midterm elections of 2022?
1 The Democrats will win 35 of 100 Senate seats.
2 The Democrats will win a majority in the House of Representatives.
3 The Republicans will win a majority in the House of Representatives.
4 The Republicans will win all 435 seats in the House of Representatives.
c What do voters see as the most important issue in the 2022 midterm elections?
1 Climate change.
3 The economy.
4 The local races.
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