World leaders have congratulated the Republic of South Sudan on gaining independence. The American President Barack Obama said it was a reminder that after the darkness of war. a new dawn was possible. Tens of thousands of people celebrated in the capital Juba as the flag of South Sudan was raised at the f tomb of the rebel leader John Garang, who led the fight for nationhood. The speaker of the Legislative Assembly, James Wani Igga. caught the mood of the crowd.
"Southem Sudan, oh yeah. Freedom, oh yeah. Freedom, oh yeah."
Our correspondent Will Ross is in Juba. He witnessed the day's events and sent us this report.
The cuphoria built as people here waved goodbye to the north of Sudan and the flag of South Sudan was raised. Tens of thousands watched, full of pride, the end of a long journey through decades of war. Wearing his trademark black cowboy hat, the President of the South, Salva Kiir, was sworn in and pledged better times ahead. The conflict with the north means this new nation starts out as one of the very poorest on the planet.
congratulate v. 祝贺
Juba n. 朱巴
tomb n. 坟墓
euphoria n. 欣快
trademark n. 商标
swear in. 使宣誓就职
pledge v. 许诺
1.World leaders have congratulated the____________on gaining___________.
2.Who attended the celebratory ceremony?
A.Barack ObamA B.John Garang
C.James Wani IggA D.All of them
3.To the eyes of the President of the South Sudan, South Sudan will__________.
A.have better times
B.be faced with wars
C.become one of the poorest countries in the world
D.be very powerful and prosperous
答案：1.Republic of South Sudan independence
1.Tens of thousands of people celebrated in the capital Juba as the flag of South Sudan was raised at the tomb of the rebel leader John Garang, who led the fight for nationhood. "tens of thousands of sth.”表示“某物有成百上千之多”。 “the fight for nationhood”表示“为了国家独立而进行的战斗”， “the fight”此处为名词，作为动词时，亦有“to fight for sth.”，表示“为了……而战”。
2.Wearing his trademark black cowboy hat,the President of the South, Salva Kiir, was sworn in and pledged better times ahead．"Wearing his trademark black cowboy hat"为动词现在分词短语，修饰主语"the President"。“to swear sb．in”表示“使某人宣誓就职”；“to pledge sth．“表示“承诺某事”，此处“to pledge better times ahead”表示“承诺更美好的未来”。