Voting Age Limit

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 27, 2020 and last updated on February 4, 2023

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.

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Useful Vocabulary

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

Conversation Questions

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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.