Friday, September 30, 2016

Quick Summary of First 2016 U.S. Presidential Debate: Clinton vs. Trump (plus Quiz)



VOA Learning English: First 2016 U.S. Presidential Debate: Clinton vs. Trump

Americans will vote for a new president on November 8. Watch highlights of the first of three debates between Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump. Originally published ay http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/3527633.html

Quiz:

USCIS 100:45. What are the two major political parties in the United States?*

USCIS 100:11. What is the economic system in the United States?*

USCIS 100:56. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?*

USCIS 100:84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

USCIS 100:32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

USCIS 100:26. We elect a President for how many years?

USCIS 100:27. In what month do we vote for President?*

USCIS 100:48. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

USCIS 100:49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?*

USCIS 100:50. Name one right only for United States citizens.

USCIS 100:54. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?*

USCIS 100:55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SNEAK PEEK OF N-400r PRACTICE INTERVIEW SERIES

N-400 Practice Interview: Part 9—Time Outside the United States 


Here is a "sneak peak" our new series of practice scripts for each section of the N-400r followed by an mp3 recording of the Travel Section interview between Teachers Jennifer and Francisco.

On Oct. 3, we will release a series of practice scripts for each section of the N-400r--download the pdfs from uscitizenpod.com 


Monday, September 26, 2016

Clinton and Trump Face Off in Contentious First Debate



VOANews: Clinton and Trump Face Off in Contentious First Debate

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump engaged in a contentious and at times combative first presidential debate Monday in Hempstead, New York. The two White House contenders clashed over foreign policy, the economy and each other in a 90 minute debate that could prove to be one of the pivotal moments in the 2016 election campaign. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/3526611.html

Trump-Clinton Debate Showdown Looms as Key Campaign Moment



VOANews: Trump-Clinton Debate Showdown Looms as Key Campaign Moment

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump face off in the first of three nationally-televised debates Monday in Hempstead, New York. The Clinton-Trump showdown is likely to be one of the most-watched events of the U.S. presidential campaign and could have an impact on the outcome of what has become a close race for the White House. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has a preview from Washington.
Originally published at http://www.voanews.com/a/trump-clinton-debate-preview/3524085.html

Sunday, September 25, 2016

History Suggests Presidential Debates Can Be Crucial to Election Outcome



VOANews: History Suggests Presidential Debates Can Be Crucial to Election Outcome

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump face off in the first of a series of three presidential debates Monday in Hempstead, New York. Clinton and Trump are locked in a close race for the White House and if history is any guide, the debates could have a significant impact on the election. VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone has more on the history and significance of the presidential debates from Washington.
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/history-suggests-presidential-debates-can-be-crucial-to-election-outcome/3518044.html

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Elephants and Donkeys, Oh My!



VOANews: Elephants and Donkeys, Oh My!

You see elephants and donkeys every election season in the U.S. They represent the Republican and Democratic political parties. So how did they become party animals?
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/3520340.html

Elephant and Donkeys for low level ESL students:



VOA Learning English: U.S. Political Party Animals

In U.S. politics, the elephant represents the Republican Party and the donkey represents the Democratic Party. Watch the history on how that came to be.
Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/3525986.html