This lesson gives learners an insight into how UK general elections work and helps them develop their knowledge of political lexis and practise their speaking skills.

In the lesson, learners watch the beginning of a short video entitled General Election Explained, which can be used to spark debate and provide background knowledge. They will consider why it is important to vote and take part in a role play in which political candidates try to persuade people to use their vote.


General elections


  • To give learners an insight into how UK general elections work
  • To develop learners' knowledge of political lexis and give them the opportunity to use it
  • To develop learners' awareness of the use of the first conditional and to allow them to practise this in a semi-structured speaking activity.


Teenagers and adults


CEFR level B1


80 minutes

Lesson plan231.38 KB
Worksheet157.84 KB
Role cards158.17 KB

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