MWC026 -Road To The White House - Missing Word Cloze

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Complete the text on how America elects its president by choosing the correct word from the list for each blank. There are THREE words you will not need.


Road To The White House

XXXl There are many people who would like to become President. From January to June of the election year, the two big parties, Republicans and Democrats, hold in many states. In these, people decide who should become the party’s candidate for the election in November.

At the end of the primaries, each party organises a big party called a . Thousands of party meet and select the candidate who was the best in the primaries. At this gathering, the candidate also tells the people who will become Vice President if he gets elected.

From August to November the of each party travel all over the country, hold and try to get the people to for them. On the first Tuesday in November the American people vote for one of the presidential candidates.

In most cases, there are only two candidates, a Republican and a Democrat, but in the last elections candidates from other parties have also taken part.

Americans do not vote for the President directly. They select electors who them in the Electoral College. Each state has a certain number of electors. Big states with a large population, like California have many electors (54) and small states, like Hawaii only have a few . All together there are 538 electors who meet in the Electoral College.

In December all the electors meet and elect a president. Most of the time they vote for the candidate who has won in their state. The candidate who has 270 or more electoral votes becomes President.

Candidates often on the big states with lots of electors. They know that if they win in states like California, New York or Texas they have a good of becoming President.

On January 20th of the year the new President and his Vice President begin the new . They put their left hand on a Bible and take the of office.




Inauguration day in Washington