Conversation Questions: Politics & Government

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How are government officials chosen in your country? Do you think this method is fair? In your opinion, how much should governments contribute to university education?
How interested are you in politics? What type of information--if any--do you think a government should keep from its citizens?
What do you think is the most important political issue right now? Why is it important? How much does a politician's personal life effect their ability to do their job? Why do you think the media pays a lot of attention to politicians' personal lives?
Tell about an important political event in your country's recent history. Why do you think the US government doesn't do more about guns?
What do you think of American politics? Tell about a political person you admire.
How successful do you think the European Union has been/will be? Is military service required in your country? Do you think it's a good idea?
Do you think it's important for a country to have a strong military? Why or why not? What do you think of President Barrack Obama?
Have you ever been to a political demonstration or rally? If so, tell about it. Why do you think there aren't more women in politics? Do you think people pay more attention to female politicians than male ones?
What can governments do about poverty? The US has one lawyer for every ten people. Why do you think this is?

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