What do you think " democracy " means? - People do what they want within the framework of the low. - People elect their representatives to rule the country. - People elect the head of state directly. - People say what they think. - People can live in any place they choose. - The head of state guarantees the rights of citizens. - All people and authorities follow the constitution.
-Do we have democratic rights in Russia? -What is the main democratic right?
What kind of people can succeed in politics? - Any people who wants to win should be a real personality. He should have a will to win and a wish to have power. He should use power not for his own needs but for improving the situation in the country and for achieving definite aims. - Political decision may be ruthless for some people and good for majority of the people. So, a good politician should be ready to take ruthless decisions. - A politician who follows one and the same strategic line and doesn't revise his ideas will not live a long life in politics. But again, people may say that he has no will to finish something!
A politician should be power-loving What traits of character should they have? gifted risky ambitious pliable
Unknown expressions: - to follow the presidential campaign - следить за президентской компанией - to watch the debate- смотреть дебаты (по телевидению) - the Republican / Democratic candidate - республиканский / демократический кандидат - to go up in the polls- подняться (о рейтинге) - to lose the debate- проиграть дебаты
Unknown expressions: - to be a terrific speaker- быть прекрасным оратором - to have a lot of experience - иметь большой опыт работы - to be a former senator- быть бывшим сенатором - to make up smb`s mind- сделать выбор, определиться с выбором
The elective platform of the candidate: - social problems of the population (salaries, education, medical care, insurance); - agricultural development of the country; - industrial development of the country; - cooperation with foreign countries; - problems of the native culture and language.
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What do you think about politics? - I am (not) interested in politics because … - I think that all young people should participate in the political life of the country because … - Political problems are for the adults, so I …
The conclusion: Whether we like it or not but politics is a part of our lives. It is everywhere: in newspapers, on the radio and on TV. So if we want to live better we should be interested in politics and think about candidates we elect.