Election Idioms

Step 1

Study the power point to get to know this week’s idioms.

Step 2

Take a few moments to listen to the dialogue. Can you guess the meaning of the idioms based on the context?

Step 3

Now, look at the script of the dialog. Listen to the dialog again. This is a proven method to improve your listening skills!

Tatiana:Hey Natalia, the election is coming soon. Do you know who you are going to vote for?
Natalia: I am not sure.I feel so overwhelmed. Maybe I won’t cast my vote this year! What if I vote for the wrong person!
Tatiana:Natalia,you need to calm down. Don’t throw in the towel!
Natalia:It’s just that everyone I see has election fever, and there are so many conflicting opinions and important issues to consider.
Tatiana:Maybe so, but I don’t think abstaining from voting is the answer.
Natalia:Well, what do you suggest I do?
Tatiana:Research the issues and each of the candidates. Figure out which candidate most closely matches your values. Later, if you feel that you voted for the wrong person, you can always vote with your feet.
Natalia:Vote with my feet? What do you mean?
Tatiana:I mean that if later on, you find that you are not satisfied with the performance of your candidate, you can vote for another.
Natalia:I suppose you’re right. I’ll start researching the candidates today!


Election Idioms Quiz

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