英语读物:布朗:欧美哥俩好

Brown: Europe is your friend

Speaking to Congress, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown encourages the U.S. to retake a global leadership role.

And America knows from its history that its reach goes far beyond its geography. For a century, you've carried upon your shoulders the greatest of responsibilities to work with and for the rest of the world. And let me tell you that now ___(1)___ , the rest of the world wants to work with America.

If these times have shown us anything, it's that the major challenges we face are global. ___(2)___it starts, an economic crisis does not stop at the water's edge. It ripples ___(3)___ the world. Climate change does not honor passport control. Terrorism has no respect for borders. Modern communication instantly spans every continent. The new frontier is that there is no frontier, and the new shared truth is that global problems now need global solutions.

And let me say to you ___(4)___. You now have the most pro-American European leadership in living memory. It's a leadership that wants to cooperate more closely together ___(5)___cooperate more closely with you. There is no old Europe, no new Europe. There is only your friend Europe.

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答案:

1. more than ever
2. No matter where
3. across
4. directly
5. in order to

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