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Voting Age Limit

Introduction

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In any democratic country, an election is a time when people get to vote and have their say about the direction they want the country to go. In many countries, you need to be eighteen years old to be able to vote. Some people think that the age to vote should be higher, some believe it should be eighteen and others think it should be lower. There are many arguments for both a higher and lower age limit, and this is a topic that is likely to be debated for many years.

Vocabulary

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  • debate (verb)
  • argue (verb)
  • election (noun)
  • democratic (adjective)
  • democracy (noun)
  • topic (noun)
  • right (noun)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Do you think 18 year olds have enough life experience to be able to vote?

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