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  • 2018.10.19
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  • 初級

Dogs, owners march on UK Parliament to demand new Brexit ‘Wooferendum’

犬を連れて「ブレグジット反対」デモ ロンドンで1,000人がEU 離脱に抗議

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Around a thousand dogs and their owners marched to Parliament in London. They were opposed to Brexit and wanted the government to hold a second vote.

Organizers of the so-called Wooferendum campaign said animals will suffer if Britain leaves the European Union. Pet food will be more expensive and there will be fewer vets, they said.
The dogs in the march included bulldogs, both English and French breeds. The Wooferendum marched through central London to Parliament Square. There were several “pee stations” in the march. At the stations, many dogs urinated on images of Brexiteers like former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and ex-UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage.

Many Britons support a “People’s Vote” on Brexit. This would let people vote in a referendum on any deal that Prime Minister Theresa May makes for the country to leave the EU. (Reuters)

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opposed
(形)反対して
◆be opposed to(~に反対している)
◆ Julie’s mother was opposed to her getting her ears pierced.
(ジュリーは耳にピアスを開けることを母に反対された)
☞oppose(動)反対する

so-called
(形)いわゆる
◆ Although the man was a so-called expert in design, his clothes don’t sell.
(彼はいわゆる専門のデザイナーだったが、服は売れていない)

vet
(名)獣医
◆ My dog wasn’t feeling well, so I took her to the vet.
(犬の具合が悪かったので獣医に連れていった)
☞veterinarianの短縮形

breed
(名)品種
(動)産む、育てる
◆ That breed of cat costs more than a car.
(その品種の猫は車よりも高額だ)

urinate
(動)排尿する
◆ We finally taught our puppy to urinate outside.
(私たちはようやく子犬に外で用を足すようにしつけた)

referendum
(名)国民投票
◆by referendum(国民投票で)
◆ The mayor called for a referendum on the city’s smoking policy.
(市長は市の喫煙政策に関する住民投票を要求した)

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Listening Comprehension Check

Q1. Why did dogs and their owners march to Parliament in London?

  • A) To celebrate Brexit.
  • B) To protest Brexit.
  • C) To vote for Brexit.

正解を見る

正解は、B
To protest Brexit.

Vocabulary Review Quiz

Q1. They were ( ) to Brexit and wanted the government to hold a second vote.

  • A) opposed
  • B) opposite
  • C) opportune

正解を見る

正解は、A
opposed

Q2. Organizers of the ( ) Wooferendum campaign said animals will suffer if Britain leaves the European Union.

  • A) so-calling
  • B) so-call
  • C) so-called

正解を見る

正解は、C
so-called

Q3. Pet food will be more expensive and there will be fewer ( ), they said.

  • A) bets
  • B) sets
  • C) vets

正解を見る

正解は、C
vets

Q4. The dogs in the march included bulldogs, both English and French ( ).

  • A) labels
  • B) breeds
  • C) brands

正解を見る

正解は、B
breeds

Q5.At the stations, many dogs ( ) on images of Brexiteers like former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and ex-UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage.

  • A) resonated
  • B) urinated
  • C) agitated

正解を見る

正解は、B
urinated

Q6. This would let people vote in a ( ) on any deal that Prime Minister Theresa May makes for the country to leave the EU.

  • A) referendum
  • B) memorandum
  • C) humdrum

正解を見る

正解は、A
referendum

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