BACK TO :
RESCOL 1
RESCOL 2
Presidents' Day : CONTENTS
The Elections in America
US HISTORY


 

TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY

 

 

ACTIVITIES THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION OF 2017
CARTOONS TIMELINE
LESSON PLANS VIDEOS
LISTENING VOCABULARY
THE US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, 2016  

(Updated on 24/10/2016)

 


Related pages :

The Presidential Election of 2012

The ELECTIONS in AMERICA

 

 

VOCABULARY:

  • News Words: President-elect - VIDEO - 29 December 2016
    "This news word is the title of a political job."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION OF 2017:

 

 

TIMELINE:

 

  • Trump wins electoral college amid nationwide protests - 20 December 2016
    "The US electoral college has certified Donald Trump as the 45th president, despite a last-ditch effort to deny him the White House."

    (BBC)

  • Trump Softening Some Immigration Positions - Text + Audio - 19 December 2016
    "President-elect Donald Trump is still promising stronger enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.
    But he is also softening some of the proposals he made while running for president against Hillary Clinton."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Obama: US Will Act Against Russia for Email Hacking - Text + Audio - 16 December 2016
    "President Barack Obama says the U.S. will take action against Russia for carrying out cyberattacks during the election.
    He said intelligence agencies had concluded that Russia was responsible for leaking emails of political institutions.
    Obama did not specify what action would be taken."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • US Looks Into Possible Russian Interference in U.S. Election - Text + Audio - 14 December 2016
    "President Obama and top Republicans in Congress have agreed to investigate apparent Russian attacks on American computers.
    Some believe the cyberattacks were designed to influence the 2016 election."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • From Kashmir to North Korea: Donald Trump’s quick fixes - 11 December 2016
    "Who else is going to soothe relations between Pakistan and India, bring peace to the Middle East, get Kim Jong-un to calm down, and stop Isis in its tracks?"

    (theguardian.com)

 

  • New York City mayor tells Trump about 'how fearful' residents are - 17 November 2016
    "New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he conveyed to President-elect Donald Trump concerns he has about immigration policies
    that would merge the roles of police officer and immigration agent, and how "fearful" citizens are about proposed changes."

    (edition.cnn.com)

  • Donald Trump faces nationwide dissent from US mayors vowing to protect immigrants - 17 November 2016
    "Democrat leaders in New York, Chicago and San Francisco among those promising to face down President-elect's threats against migrants."

    (independent.co.uk)

  • Protecting the president-elect - inside his own tower - 16 November 2016
    "Heightened security at Trump Tower keeps the president-elect safe - but interferes with one of New York's most important activities: commerce.
    What's it like inside a heavily fortified building?...
    The security forces, a group that includes police officers, Trump's personal bodyguards, Secret Service agents, the FBI and others, are deployed in vast numbers around the building. They're keeping the president-elect safe - and trying to make sure protestors stay clear of the glass doors."

    + What is a protective press pool?
    (BBC)
  • Trump Begins Forming White House Team with Campaign Loyalists - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 November 2016
    "U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has begun choosing his top White House advisors.
    His first two choices, Reince Priebus and Stephen Bannon, were announced on Sunday. More appointments are expected this week."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

LISTENING:

  • Trump Says He Now Believes Russia Was Behind Election Hacking - Text + Audio - 11 January 2017
    "U.S. President-elect Donald Trump says he believes Russia was involved in cyberattacks during the election.
    It was the first time Trump has admitted Russian involvement in hacking computers of the Democratic National Committee.
    His comments came during his first press conference since the election."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Trump Appoints Son-in-Law as Top Adviser - Text + Audio - 10 January 2017
    "President-elect Donald Trump has appointed his son-in-law Jared Kushner to a high-level position in his administration. Kushner is married to Ivanka Trump."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • US Intelligence: Top Russian Officials Tried to Influence 2016 Election - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos - 5 January 2017
    "U.S. intelligence leaders say high-level Russian officials were responsible for attacking American computers during the 2016 election.
    U.S. lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the hacking. President-elect Donald Trump questions U.S. intelligence on this matter."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Trump's Nominees to Face Senate Confirmation Hearings - Text + Audio + Video - 4 January 2017
    "Two weeks before Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, the U.S. Congress is already considering his nominees for top government positions."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Trump Softening Some Immigration Positions - Text + Audio - 19 December 2016
    "President-elect Donald Trump is still promising stronger enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.
    But he is also softening some of the proposals he made while running for president against Hillary Clinton."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Obama: US Will Act Against Russia for Email Hacking - Text + Audio - 16 December 2016
    "President Barack Obama says the U.S. will take action against Russia for carrying out cyberattacks during the election.
    He said intelligence agencies had concluded that Russia was responsible for leaking emails of political institutions.
    Obama did not specify what action would be taken."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • US Looks Into Possible Russian Interference in U.S. Election - Text + Audio - 14 December 2016
    "President Obama and top Republicans in Congress have agreed to investigate apparent Russian attacks on American computers.
    Some believe the cyberattacks were designed to influence the 2016 election."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • TIME Magazine Names Donald Trump “Person of the Year” - Text + Audio + Video - 7 December 2016
    "Time magazine named Donald Trump its “Person of the Year” on Wednesday. The magazine called him “President of the Divided States of America” on its cover."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Trump Begins Forming White House Team with Campaign Loyalists - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 November 2016
    "U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has begun choosing his top White House advisors.
    His first two choices, Reince Priebus and Stephen Bannon, were announced on Sunday. More appointments are expected this week."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • President-elect Trump to Meet with China's Xi - Text + Audio - 14 November 2016
    "American President-elect Donald-Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are reported to be planning a meeting
    to discuss relations between their countries."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Days After U.S. Election Marked By Protests - Text + Audio + Pictures - 11 November 2016
    "Americans protested Donald Trump’s election on Wednesday night and into Thursday. Events were both peaceful and violent from New York to California."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • World Leaders Reach Out to US President-elect Donald Trump - Text + Audio + Pictures - 10 November 2016
    "World leaders were quick to congratulate Donald Trump on his presidential election victory over Hillary Clinton.
    Many have also shown a willingness to meet with the president-elect to begin talks on beginning a new phase in relations."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

ACTIVITIES:

  • Time person of the year quiz: How much do you know about previous winners? - interactive - 7 December 2016
    "The US publication has been naming the person who "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year" since the 1920s..."

    (BBC)

  • LET'S COMPARE OBAMA WITH TRUMP - Niveau 3ème
    "Pour un rappel de cours sur les comparatifs et les doubles comparatifs, voici une idée totally November 2016.
    Une fois le tableau de la diapo 2 analysé, faire apparaître les adjectifs de chaque rubrique (c'est aux élèves de les trouver)
    et faire produire des phrases à l'oral ou à l'écrit, seuls ou en groupes, en fonction des classes et des connaissances antérieures."

    Download the powerpoint.
    Activity created by Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

 


LESSON PLANS

  • USA and Russia in election hacking tit-for-tat (1st January, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A new crisis is looming between the USA and Russia over U.S. allegations that Russia hacked Hillary Clinton's emails during the U.S. election."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels: Hacking - Level 4  or  Hacking - Level 5
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

  • Trump wins US election - a lesson
    "This lesson focuses on Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections. Students read about and discuss how and why Trump won the race."
    (linguahouse.com)

  • World leaders have mixed reactions to Trump victory (November 11, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "World leaders have congratulated Donald Trump on his surprise win in the U.S. Presidential election on Tuesday."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels:   Level 0Level 1   or  Level 2
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

CARTOONS:

 

Steve Bell on Donald Trump and the Russia dossier – cartoon
- 11 January 2017
(theguardian.com)

 

SEE Presidential Elections, 2016
CARTOONS

 

VIDEOS:

  • TIME Magazine Names Donald Trump “Person of the Year” - Text + Audio + Video - 7 December 2016
    "Time magazine named Donald Trump its “Person of the Year” on Wednesday. The magazine called him “President of the Divided States of America” on its cover."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • How far is too far for Donald Trump? – video - 23 November 2016
    "Steven W Thrasher asks how far Donald Trump has to go before people stop seeing him as ‘just another president’.
    Trump has installed members of the extreme ‘alt-right’ in the White House and been endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan.
    So what will it take for the public and political class to stop normalising him?"

    (theguardian.com)

 

  • Trump Meets Obama at the White House - VIDEO - 10 November 2016
    "President Barack Obama invited President-elect Donald Trump to the White House today. It is part of the process for a peaceful transition of power.
    Trump will be inaugurated as president on January 20, 2017."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)