How to Talk About Politics in English

It's election time in the US, so everyone's got politics on the brain. But how much do you really know about politics in the US? And how does America's political system relate to the UK's? For anyone learning English abroad in an English-speaking country, especially the USA, it helps to know and understand a little bit about politics in English.

To help you out, we put together a handy infographic that defines some key political terms in English and lays out the similarities – and differences – of the American and British political systems. Take a look and see how much you recognize and what words might be worth learning for future conversations about the world of politics.



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Hopefully, now you feel confident enough to discuss the hot topic of politics with native English speakers. Knowing the terms needed to discuss popular culture and current events is always a good skill to have when living abroad. Have any more questions about how to talk about politics in English? Feel free to ask us in the comment section below.

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