As you all know, there are going to be elections for the American presidency on Nov. 2nd.
This week, we had the first televised debate between President George W. Bush and his main opponent, John Kerry. There is a wealth of useful information on the site of the New York Times, e.g. video clips from the debate and articles about how well it went for these two candidates:
The Presidential Debate on Sept 30
Even if you just look at one of the video clips - have a go and try to understand what they are saying. It's exciting to listen to their version of the truth, and to watch how they react (body language, hesitation, choice of vocabulary).