Election polls: are they helpful?

Over the next year, many countries will hold elections to decide who their new leaders will be. In the run-up to these elections, polls will share information about the popularity of candidates and make predictions about who might win.


Use this one-hour Headline resource to help your students:

  • Understand why elections and polls are often in the news
  • Debate whether polls are useful during elections
  • Discuss what could make polls more reliable

This lesson develops the following skills and knowledge:

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Step 9: I speak engagingly by using facts and examples to support my points
Step 12: I speak adaptively by planning for different possible responses of listeners

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Step 2: I can use important vocabulary specific to a news story

Find out more about the Topical Talk skills and knowledge framework here.

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