Chaos in Cairo
Over the past few weeks, thousands of people have been on the streets in Egypt. They have been holding some of the biggest demonstrations the country has seen in recent history. They were unhappy with their President, Hosni Mubarak, and wanted him to leave. Demonstrators in Cairo said they would not go home until the President resigned. They made beds, bathrooms and all the things necessary to live for a long time in a public square in the city centre.
From the demonstrators’ point of view, the President had been in power for too long and it was time for change in the country. In response, the President first said he would stay until September. In mid February, however, he gave in and stood down. In the eyes of many Egyptians, this is a tremendous victory for the people. They see it as a new beginning for Egypt.
- demonstration 示威活動
- resign 辭職
- necessary 必要的
- public square 公共廣場
- in response 回應
- trust 信任
- tremendous 極大的
Phrases related to ‘seeing’ are often used to show our understanding of the world. We only believe what we can see. They can also be used to express an opinion, such as ‘from my point of view’ or ‘in his eyes’.
- You can’t ________ him. He always tells lies.
- People often go to the ________ during a festival.
- If you don’t like your job you can ________.
- It is ________ to eat and drink to survive.
- When lots of people are unhappy about something, they often have a ________.
- The government reduced taxes ________ to public demand.
- The twentieth century was a time of ________ change.
- public square
- in response
(資料來源：British Council 英國文化協會)