Presidential Debate Directions: Imagine that you are running for president of a fictitious country. Your assignment is to write a speech detailing what exactly you would do if you were president. In doing so, you should convince the class why you should be elected president. 1) First, work with a partner or small group and brainstorm an agenda that can be written into your speech. Use the vocabulary listed below as a guide to help you. You will have to first match up the correct word collocations 2) Write your speech, memorize it and debate another student in front of the class. The rest of the class will then vote for president. During each debate, one student will act as the debate moderator. Vocabulary and Word Collocation Verbs Increase, decrease, raise, lower, support, create, eliminate, get rid of, change, invest, research, provide, help, make, develop, produce, manufacture, give, protect, stop, prevent and etc. Nouns Jobs, healthcare, taxes, environment, global warming, economy, education, equal rights, human rights, women’s rights, policy (ex. Tax policy) scientific research, space program, government programs, poor people, middle class, upper class and etc.