It can be tricky knowing what to set for homework in the first few weeks of a new course. Here's a simple "comprehension" task. Ask students to read this article Downballot Blues from the latest edition of the Economist before defining the key terms, all used in the article, below. The article focuses on why Donald Trump's words and actions on the presidential campaign trail may have harmed the election chances of Republicans in getting into the Senate.
Here's the list of words to find and define:
A final task would be for students to practise writing a precis of the article for their own notes.
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