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Conversation Questions

Politics

  • Did you vote in the last election?
  • How old were you when you first voted?
  • What is the minimum voting age in your country?
  • What type of political system does your country have?
  • What different types of governments are there?
  • What does an ambassador do?
  • Who appoints an ambassador?
  • Why is it important to have reliable ambassadors?
  • What characteristics should a good ambassador have?
  • Who is the mayor of your city?
  • What are the main political parties in your country?
  • How do you decide how you will vote?
  • Who represents you in your local and national government?
  • How long is the term of elected officials in your country?
  • Which party is now in power in your country?
  • When were they elected?
  • Who is the leader of this party?
  • How has your political views changed during your lifetime?
  • How can we get more people to vote?
  • Is voting an important responsibility of a citizen?
  • Why do you think voting is important?
  • How are elections financed?
  • Do you think too much money is spent on campaigns?
  • How can campaigns be better organized?
  • How could elections be more representative?
  • What is your opinion about actors or actresses who run for a position in politics?
  • Would you vote for an actor or actress who runs for a government office? Why or why not?
  • Should voting be compulsory?
  • What is your opinion about actors or actresses who run for a position in politics?
  • Would you vote for an actor or actress who campaigns for a government position? Why or why not?
  • What type of political system governs in your country?
  • What are some different types of governments?
  • What are the main political parties in the country where you live?
  • What politicians represent you in local and national government?
  • Can you name the President of the United States?
  • Which party is in power at the moment in your country?
    • When were they elected?
    • Who is the leader of this party?
    • Do you agree with most of their policies?
  • Have your political views changed much during your lifetime?
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of being an EU member?
  • Do you think that every future politician should be vetted for security reasons?
  • Who is the most controversial politician in your country?