What kinds of campaign promises do political candidates make to persuade people to vote for them?
"pull strings" = influence people to get what you want, manipulate
"Company officials tried to pull a few strings within the local government in order to win the construction contract."
"under the table" = money paid secretly
"A number of monetary gifts were paid under the table to win political influence."
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Such new funding would be used to hire and retain good teachers, build and renovate new schools, and give great tax breaks to classroom teachers.
I plan to change all of that. I am proposing a city center revitalization project that would promote new businesses, new residential areas, and new open green areas.
And third, I am proposing the construction of a light rail train system, to be built over the next decade.
However, I am not a career politician who has lost touch with the everyday needs and concerns of day-to-day people. My work as an educator and business owner has given me a unique perspective on the pains and challenges you face.
The election of government leaders is a process that varies from country to country around the world. Choose a country in which you are interested and research how local and national elections are carried out. Then, compare this system to the one in your own country. Identify at least two aspects of system that you like and don't like.