1. CURRENT ISSUES
VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR
|propulsion technology||a system which produces thrust to push an object forward|
|hypersonic||noting or pertaining to speed that is at least five times that of sound in the same medium|
|perceived scale||discernible and distinguished scope|
|interim||in the time period between another time; meantime|
|precise technology||characterized by or having a high degree of exactness and accuracy|
|coherence||logical interconnection; overall sense or understandability|
|assuage||to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate|
|reaffirm||to make a renewed commitment to, repeat a promise|
|tilt||to (cause to) lean, slant, or incline|
|breach||an act of disobeying or violating a law or promise|
|empower||уполномочивать, давать возможность|
|dubious||сомнительный, подозрительный, колеблющийся|
|savvy||умелый, сообразительный, опытный, здравомыслящий, продвинутый|
|acknowledge||признавать, подтверждать, сознавать, допускать|
- at the expense of
- competing with
- withdrawal from
- benefit from
- support for
- central to
- capable of
- in common with
- dependence on
- retreat from
WORDS FOR REPORT
|a clear age gap on the issue|
|compared with a smaller share|
|more likely to favor|
|the survey explored the public’s views about|
|In regard to the negative consequences,|
|no statistically significant difference by age|
In fact, given how deeply the deal has divided the West, the biggest long-term winner may well be China.
The geopolitical story of the last few years has featured Western democracies’ gradual awakening to the realities of an increasingly ambitious and authoritarian China.
On global issues such as climate change, European governments must now find a way to work effectively with a difficult partner.
But now France has been shoved aside by AUKUS, a new security and technology alliance between the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
In Washington and London, this deal to provide Australia with US-made nuclear submarines is being framed as one of the most significant strategic advances in decades, even though it has infuriated France.
The deal is being touted as proof that the UK’s “special relationship” with the US is robust.Having left the EU, it is struggling to develop relationships with other countries that have less in common with it than its immediate European neighbors do.