Lesson Plan: Chilean Politics
What do you know about the Sebastian Piñera and the Pandora papers?
Listen to the audio and find out.
Are the following true or false?
- The opposition is in power in the lower and upper chambers of congress.
- Piñera’s two terms have been dominated by external events.
- The sale of Dominga took place in the Virgin islands.
- People were surprised that this scandal was discovered.
- There is a chance the president is imprisoned.
|The Chilean opposition is||overshadowed by the earthquake.|
|The chances of him getting||he could end up in 5 years in jail.|
|His first term was||when it came to the president of Chile?|
|When the protests slowed||launching impeachment proceedings.|
|What have they found||impeached are not very big.|
|If found guilty,||down a bit, the pandemic kicked in.|
Look at the graphs and photos from the article. What story are they telling about Chile?
Choose a section of the article:
- One evening in August, Gabriel Boric sat outdoors on a bench, listening and taking notes. (Current situation in Chile)
- Chile Is Outpacing Major Economies (Chilean Economy)
- With almost 660 million inhabitants and several dozen countries, Latin America can’t be easily categorized. (Latin America)
- Boric grew up in Patagonia at Chile’s southern tip, a rugged windswept area of sheep farming and glaciers. (the Chilean election)
Read it and take notes. Compare your section with your classmates.
|rattle||academic, looks like he reads a lot of books|
|epithet||adore, respect greatly|
|hurl||disturb, worry (verb)|
Discussion: What picture does this article paint of Chile? Do you think it is reasonable?