This lesson is about democracy and the balance of power in different settings. Students will develop their listening skills by watching and listening to a humorous video about democracy in the UK.

The Queen at the State Opening of Parliament © Parliament Education Service

The lesson will provide opportunities for students to express their own views and will finish with a discussion on bringing democracy into the classroom.

Topic: Democracy and dictatorship

Level: B1

Time: 90 minutes


  • To give practice of use of will for promises and the second conditional.
  • To develop students’ ability to discuss voting preferences.
  • To develop students’ vocabulary around the democratic process.

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