练习 | Britain's New Prime Minister

练习 | Britain's New Prime Minister

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英国新首相特蕾莎·梅

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Britain's Next Prime Minister


英国新首相特雷莎•梅


来源:刘立军


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Hello, this is Charles Carol with the BBC news. 

The woman who will be Britain’s next Prime Minister has promised to make the country’s exit from the European Union a success despite backing the remain campaign in last month’s referendum. Theresa May who is currently Home Secretary was confirmed as the new conservative party leader after her sole remaining rival Andrea Leadsom withdrew from the contest. Norman Smith reports. Although Theresa May was the clear favor to succeed David Cameron even she probably never anticipated events would move quite so swiftly. Instead of taking over in September, Mrs. May will now become Prime Minister on Wednesday evening. A rapid handover that became almost inevitable as soon as Mrs. Leadsom announced her decision to quit. This afternoon, at the meeting of conservative MPs, Mrs. May was officially confirmed as the new leader of the conservative party.


Adapted from 英国新首相特蕾莎·梅


VOCABULARY


exit n. an act of leaving, especially of an actor from the stage 退出;离去;(尤指演员)退场

referendum n. an occasion when all the people of a country can vote on an important issue 全民投票;全民公决


instead of (用…)代替…,(是…)而不是…


MPs (=Member of Parliament) 议员


QUESTIONS


Listen to the news and mark the following statements T (true) or F (false). Correct any that are false.


1. The Britain’s next Prime Minister has promised to make the country’s exit from the EU successfully. 


2. Theresa May belongs to the remain campaign in last month’s referendum in the UK.  


3. Theresa May is the Home Secretary.


4. Theresa May was the new conservative party leader after her only remaining rival Andrea Leadsom withdrew from the contest.


5. Theresa May probably ever anticipated events would move so swiftly.


6. Mrs. May will become Prime Minister on Wednesday evening in September.


7. There will be a rapid handover as soon as Mrs. Leadsom announced her decision to quit in September.


8. Mrs. May was officially confirmed as the new leader of the conservative party at the meeting of conservative MPs this afternoon.


SUGGESTED ANSWERS

1. T

2. T

3. T

4. T

5. F Although Theresa May was the clear favor to succeed David Cameron even she probably never anticipated events would move quite so swiftly.

6. F Instead of taking over in September, Mrs. May will now become Prime Minister on Wednesday evening.

7. F A rapid handover that became almost inevitable as soon as Mrs. Leadsom announced her decision to quit.

8. T


 


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  • 时长:0.9分钟
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  • 来源:刘立军 2016-08-12