Unit 8.8 Politics
What qualities do you think a politician should
I think that politicians should be honest,
passionate and compassionate. They should
also possess energy and courage …
Which of the following descriptions reflect your
opinion of politics in your country?
useful to society
a waste of time
What’s your opinion?
1 It’s bad if the same party governs for
2 Politicians want an easy life.
3 The economic crisis in Spain happened
only because of the banks.
4 It would be nice to increase pensions
but it’s not realistic.
Are you interested in politics? Are you a
member of a political party? Have you ever been
on a demonstration?
I have been a member of a political party since
I was 14. My parents are both members of the
same party and we sometimes go on
demonstrations together about issues we
consider important. I think everyone should
take an interest in politics because...
What do you think?
1 You don’t choose where you are born, so it’s silly
to feel proud of your country.
2 The rich don’t pay enough tax.
3 In general, companies do not contribute much to
4 We should subsidise theatres and cinemas.
5 An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth is a
6 We should not impose limits on immigration.
7 Marijuana for personal use should not be illegal.
8 No country is more civilised than another. There
are only different cultures.
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