英文看天下:首相辞职
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英文看天下:首相辞职

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1.U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledgeddefeat Friday and announced her resignation as leader of Britain's ConservativeParty.

 

Prime Minister  首相

acknowledge  承认(属实)

例句:I didnot acknowledge that he had done anything wrong.

我没有承认他犯了什么错。

defeat   失利,失败

announce   宣布

resignation  辞职

Conservative Party  保守党(英国主要政党之一,尤其信奉自由企业制度及产业私有化)

 

 

2."It is and will always remain a matter ofdeep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit," said May.With those final words, May's voice cracked and tears filled her eyes. She thenturned and retreated behind the door of No. 10 Downing St.

 

regret   遗憾,惋惜,抱歉

deliver   交付,不负所望,履行诺言

Brexit   英国脱欧(Britain和exit结合)

crack   变沙哑

tear   眼泪

retreat   离开,离去

 

 

3.British voters had stunned the world and voted totake the U.K. out of the European Union. Then-Prime Minister David Cameron, whohad called the vote for political reasons — never thinking it would actuallypass — resigned.

 

 

voter   有选举权的人,投票人

stun   使震惊

例句:Whenthey told me she had gone missing I was totally stunned.

他们告诉我她不见了时,我当时完全惊呆了。

European Union  欧盟

Then-Prime Minister   前首相

political   政治的

resign   辞职

 

 

4.Theresa May is the prime minister who spentnearly three years trying to honor the result of the landmark 2016 Brexitreferendum and, despite a relentless effort, failed.

 

 

honor   接受

landmark   里程碑

referendum   全民投票,全民公决

relentless   不停的,不懈的,不屈不挠的

 

 

5.May previously announced she would relinquish herposition once lawmakers approved her EU withdrawal agreement. The deal had beenrejected three times already and parliamentarians were due to vote on it afourth time in early June.

 

 

previously   先前

relinquish   放弃

lawmaker   立法者

approve    通过,批准

withdrawal   退出

agreement   协议,协定

reject   拒绝

parliamentarian  议会议员



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