练习 | CNN: French Voters Elect a New President

练习 | CNN: French Voters Elect a New President

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法国选出新总统(带练习|新闻听力)

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       39岁的共和前进党候选人埃马纽埃尔·马克龙成功击败其他传统执政党派候选人,成为最年轻的法国总统。就职后,他仍需致力于解决法国国内经济发展缓慢、失业率高、恐怖主义威胁等问题。

CNN 10: French Voters Elect a New President
法国选出新总统

燕山大学 刘立军 宋葳 编写


◇TRANSCRIPT

CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR:
Great to have you watching CNN 10 with our season winding down. We'll be producing daily newscast through June 2nd, before we take a break.

First story this Monday, election results from France. The European country went to the polls yesterday and its government confirmed last night that 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron would become the nation's next leader. Early results showed him leading with more than 60 percent of the vote.

He's the youngest person ever elected in France. He was considered a centrist candidate who's socially liberal and he defeated a strongly conservative candidate, 48-year-old Marine Le Pen.

The election was divisive. Neither candidate in yesterday's runoff was from a major party. Analysts say that shows many French felt the traditional parties had left them behind.

One big difference between the candidates was that Macron, who's never held elective office, strongly supported the European Union. Le Pen wanted France to leave it. That's a major issue for many Europeans, following Britain's vote to leave the union last year. France's challenges include slow economic growth, high unemployment, immigration and terrorism. Following his victory, Macron promised to work toward unity in the country.

Adapted from 法国选出新总统

◇VOCABULARY

1. wind down (of a piece of machinery ) to go slowly and then stop 慢下来后停住

2. newscast n. (especially North American English) a news programme on radio or television 新闻节目;新闻广播

3. divisive adj. (disapproving) causing people to be split into groups that disagree with or oppose each other 造成不和的;引起分歧的;制造分裂的。例如:
○ He believes that unemployment is socially divisive. 他认为失业会引起社会不稳定。

◇QUESTIONS
Read the passage. Them listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR:
Great to have you watching CNN 10 with our season winding down. We'll be producing daily newscast through June 2nd, before we take a break.

First story this Monday, _________________________ from France. The European country went to the polls yesterday and its government confirmed last night that 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron would become the nation's next leader. Early results showed him leading with __________________________________ of the vote.

He's ________________________________ ever elected in France. He was considered a ________________________ candidate who's socially liberal and he defeated a strongly ____________________________ candidate, 48-year-old Marine Le Pen.

The election was ________________. Neither candidate in yesterday's runoff was from a major party. Analysts say that shows many French felt _______________________ had left them behind.

One big difference between the candidates was that Macron, who's never held _______________, strongly supported the European Union. Le Pen wanted France to ________________ it. That's _______________________ for many Europeans, following Britain's vote to leave the union last year. France's challenges include _________________________, _________________, _________________________ and _____________________. Following his victory, Macron promised to work toward ___________________ in the country.

◇KEY

1. election results
2. more than 60 percent
3. the youngest person
4. centrist
5. conservative
6. divisive
7. the traditional parties
8. elective office
9. leave
10. a major issue
11. slow economic growth
12. high unemployment
13. immigration
14. terrorism
15. unity

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  • 来源:刘立军、宋葳 2017-09-14