Extreme English
 

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- Lesson 2

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- Lesson 3

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- Lesson 4

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- Lesson 5

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- Lesson 6

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- Lesson 7

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- Lesson 8

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- Lesson 9

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- Lesson 10
VOCABULARY
prime minister - kryeministër/tre
world - botë
husband - burrë, bashkëshort
to assassinate - (i) bëj atentat (dikujt), vras dikë
Buddhist monk - murg/eshë budist/e
party - parti
to appoint - emëroj
leader - udhëheqës
election - zgjedhje
immediately - menjëherë, përnjëherësh, pa vonesë
somehow - disi, deri diku, në një farë mënyre
to manage to do sth - ia dal mbanë/arrij të bëj diçka
to persuade - bind
to contest - këtu: hedh kandidaturën
experience - përvojë
politician - politikan
housewife - amvisë, zonjë shtëpie, grua shtëpiake
to win - fitoj
in the early sixties - në fillim të viteve gjashtëdhjetë
LESSON 2

The first woman prime minister in the world


Priyath Liyanage: Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike was the first woman prime minister in the world and she also went on to become the oldest prime minister. Mrs Bandaranaike was 84 years old when she died and she was still the prime minister at that age.

In 1959 her husband was assassinated by a Buddhist monk. When her husband was assassinated the party wanted to appoint a leader to become the prime minister. They had to face an election immediately after, so for this election they somehow managed to persuade Mrs Bandaranaike to contest* as the leader of the party. She was not a person who had any experience as a politician. She was a housewife who looked after her three children. Then they won the elections in the early sixties and she became the first woman prime minister in the world.

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