Trump Victory

Listening Exercise: World Leaders Have Mixed Reactions to Trump Victory
听力练习:各国领导人对特朗普当选的不同反应

Hello Flyers, today we’re going to review some current events, then I’m going to ask you a few questions about the material to test your knowledge.
大家好,今天我们要回顾一些时事,然后我会问你一些相关问题来测试你的掌握程度。

World leaders have congratulated Donald Trump on his surprise win in the U.S. Presidential election on Tuesday. Other leaders were a little less warm. Mr. Trump defeated his rival Hillary Clinton to become the USA’s 45th President.
各国领导人祝贺唐纳德·特朗普在本周二美国总统选举中出人意料的胜利。部分领导人对此看的淡些。特朗普击败了他的对手希拉里成为美国了第四十五任总统。

He will take office on January 20, 2017. He will then be 70 years old. This means he will be the oldest person to become President.
他将于2017年1月20日就职。那时他将70岁。这意味着他将成为历来最年长的总统。

In his victory speech, Mr. Trump told Americans: “Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream. [We will] have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us.”
在他的胜利演讲中,特朗普先生告诉美国人:“共同努力,我们将开始重建国家让美国梦与时俱进的紧迫任务。[我们将]世界上最强的经济体。同时,我们将与那些愿和我们相处的国家一起进步。”

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin was among the first to congratulate Mr. Trump. He said: “We are ready to do our part to return Russian-American relations to a stable path of development.”
俄罗斯总统普京第一个向特朗普先生表示祝贺。他说:“我们准备尽力,将俄罗斯和美国之间的关系步回稳定发展之路。”

Mexican President Pena Nieto said: “Mexico and the United States are friends, partners, and allies and we should keep collaborating.”
墨西哥总统Pena Nieto说:“墨西哥和美国都是朋友,合作伙伴和盟友,我们应该保持合作关系。”

France’s President Francois Hollande said the result, “opens a period of uncertainty”.
法国总统弗朗索瓦·奥朗德说,“开启了一个无法确定的时期”。

Germany’s Justice Minister tweeted: “The world won’t end, but things will get crazier.”
德国司法部长说:“世界不会结束,但事情会变得疯狂。”

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: “Hand in hand with Mr. Trump, we will try to work together.”
日本总理安倍晋三说:“与特朗普先生携手,我们将会一起工作。”

Here are some questions based on the content above:

1. What did world leaders do after Donald Trump’s election win?

2. How many U.S. Presidents were there before Donald Trump?

3. How old will Donald Trump be when he takes office?

4. What did Mr. Trump say he would renew?

5. What kind of economy does Mr. Trump want to create for America?

6. Who did the article say was one of the first to congratulate Mr. Trump?

7. What did Mexico say the USA and Mexico should keep doing?

8. What kind of period did France’s president say the world was entering?

9. Who said he would work hand in hand with Mr. Trump?

Answers:

1. World leaders congratulated Donald Trump after his election win.

2. There were 44 U.S. Presidents before Donald Trump.

3. Donald Trump will be 70 years old when he takes office.

4. Mr. Trump said he would renew the American Dream.

5. Trump wants to create a strong economy for America.

6. Vladimir Putin was one of the first to congratulate Trump.

7. Mexico said the USA and Mexico should keep collaborating.

8. France’s president said the world was entering a period of uncertainty.

9. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would work hand in hand with Trump.

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Sources
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http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world-leaders-react-trump-victory-apprehension-applause/
http://www.france24.com/en/20161109-world-leaders-uneasy-trump-stages-election-upset-usa
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/11/world-leaders-react-donald-trump-triumph-161109083310076.html

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