Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Talking about Politics in English

Business and Politics often go together.  Businesses need to have the right political climate in order to function.  In this lesson, we are going learn about how to talk about politics in English.
Define the Key Terms, then answer the questions and play the Case Study with your teacher or a fellow business associate.

Key Terms 
Politics
Political Party
Right
Left
Center
elections
graft
democracy
kingdom
bill
capitalism
socialism
communism
taxes
electorate
filibuster
grass roots
incumbent
lobby
legislation
representative
Congress
Senate
Parliament


Questions: 
In what way is your industry affected by the political climate?
Do you see yourself as Right, Left or Center?
Which type of government is better for your business, Right, Left or Center?
Would you lobby your government for legislation that would be favorable for your business?
How does the elections affect your business?



Case Study
Your company is having a hard time paying the taxes.
You are meeting with your representative in the government.
State your case to reduce taxes.  Show how this will improve not only your business, but the political climate and the economy as a whole.


Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach, Professional English Teacher 

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