Two Party Voting System

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 18, 2020 and last updated on February 4, 2023

In a democratic society there are two main systems used to vote. The US uses a two-party voting system whereas many European countries such as Spain use a multi-party voting system. The question of which system is better seems to be split amongst society. Some people believe a two-party system is the most efficient system whereas others believe a multi-party system is better.


Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

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  • politician (noun)
  • as a result of (phrase)
  • democratic (adjective)
  • efficient (adjective)

Conversation Questions

  • Is a two party voting system better than a multi party voting system?
  • What voting system is used in your country?
  • Do you have a preference of which voting system you would prefer to use?
  • What are the benefits of a two-party system?
  • What are the benefits of a multi-party system?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.