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Kamala Harris - Democrat Vice-President candidate

Episode 2 / 08 Oct 2020

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Kamala Harris could be the first female vice-president of the United States if the Democratic Party beat Donald Trump in the US election in November 2020. Watch this video to find out more about her and try to answer the questions.

USEFUL PHRASES

‘To escape accountability altogether’
This phrase means to avoid taking responsibility for something. In this context, Kamala Harris says that ‘powerful people like Donald Trump escape accountability altogether

QUESTIONS

1. Kamala Harris is a ‘vocal critic’ of Donald Trump. What does this mean?
a. She strongly disapproves of him and his actions.
b. She supports him totally.
c. She sometimes thinks he makes the right decision.

2. Where did Kamala Harris’s parents emigrate from?
a. The United States
b. India and Jamaica
c. California

3. Kamala Harris has previously criticised her running mate Joe Biden’s record. In what area?
a. healthcare
b. unemployment
c. race

4. Does Kamala Harris think she is perfect?
a. Yes.
b. No.
c. Sometimes.

ANSWERS

1. Kamala Harris is a ‘tough critic’ of Donald Trump. What does this mean?
a. She strongly disapproves of him and his actions.

b. She supports him totally.
c. She sometimes thinks he makes the right decision.

2. Where did Kamala Harris’s parents emigrate from?
a. The United States
b. India and Jamaica
c. California

3. Kamala Harris has previously criticised her running mate Joe Biden’s record. In what area?
a. healthcare
b. unemployment
c. race

4. Does Kamala Harris think she is perfect?
a. Yes.
b. No.
c. Sometimes.

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