Learn English with the News: Trump 14 points behind Biden a month before election, new poll shows

As the United States presidential election edges nearer, sitting president Donald Trump suffered a bit of a scare after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in October. How will this effect the outcome of the election, if at all! Only time will tell! Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored. 

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

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Trump 14 points behind Biden a month before election, new poll shows | Definition Match

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Trump 14 points behind Biden a month before election, new poll shows | Fill in the Blank

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Trump 14 points behind Biden a month before election, new poll shows | True or False

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Full Text:

Donald Trump’s beleaguered campaign team woke up to another setback on Sunday as the
president began his second full day in hospital: a new national poll showing their candidate 14
points behind his challenger Joe Biden with less than a month until the election day.
The NBC/Wall Street Journal survey indicating a 53-39% advantage for the Democratic party’s
nominee injected urgency for Trump’s advisers already scrambling to find a strategy for the final
weeks of the campaign until 3 November.
It was becoming clear that Vice-President Mike Pence, who has tested negative for coronavirus,
and members of Trump’s family, once they emerge from quarantine, will assume leading roles at
virtual, then in-person rallies until or unless Trump himself recovers in time to resume
Pence has public campaign events planned in Arizona, Nevada and Washington DC, and will
travel to Salt Lake City for Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate with Kamala Harris, Biden’s
running mate, at which the Trump team is looking for a strong performance.
The NBC poll showing Biden widening his lead over Trump was taken immediately after last
Tuesday’s tumultuous first presidential debate in Cleveland, at which an argumentative president
constantly interrupted both his rival and the moderator Chris Wallace.
Jason Miller, another senior adviser to the Trump campaign, said he had “no concerns” about
Pence travelling and campaigning.
Meanwhile, Biden’s campaigning since Trump’s hospitalisation on Friday night has been low
The Biden campaign announced on Friday that it was suspending negative messages attacking
the president while he was in hospital.
Despite Sunday’s early cessation of campaign activity, Biden’s team has said it has no plans to
scale back events as long as the candidate and those around him continue to test negative for
Covid-19. “

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