General elections happen once every five years in the UK. This section will help you to find out more about what happens during an election.
In Task 1, you are going to watch a video about general elections in the UK. Do the activity in "Preparation" first.
Before you watch, try this activity to help you become more familiar with the meanings of some of the words you will hear in the video
Go to the "Transcript" section, below, to find the answer.
This activity will help you to develop your ability to listen closely
Tony Blair announced the election day on April 5th 2005
Now go back to "Task 2" above
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