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Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Clinton
希拉里·克林顿

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Date: Feb 25 2013

Themes: News

Grammar: Contractions and Abbreviations

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Hillary Clinton is one of the most well-known political figures in the world. She is a lawyer who first entered the spotlight as First Lady to President Bill Clinton. She attempted to win the Democratic nomination for President in 2008, and has spent the last four years as Secretary of State under President Obama.

Now that she’s leaving her post as Secretary of State, there’s a big question on everyone’s mind: Will she run for president in 2016? Is it possible that she could be the first woman President of the US? Find out what Marni and Lily think about Hillary Clinton in this politics English lesson.

希拉里·克林顿是世界最著名的政治人物之一。她是一位律师,以第一夫人的身份首次进入公众视线,丈夫是前总统比尔·克林顿 (Bill Clinton)。她曾试图赢得 2008 年的民主党提名,竞选总统,而最近四年,她担任奥巴马总统的国务卿。

既然她已经辞去国务卿职务,每个人心里都不禁会问:她会在 2016 年竞选总统吗?她能否成为美国首位女总统呢?在本节以政治为话题的英语课上,看看玛尼和莉莉怎样看待希拉里·克林顿。

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Marni

Marni

Lily

Lily

Marni:  Lily, what do you think of Hillary Clinton?

Lily:  I think she’s definitely a strong woman.

Marni:  Absolutely.

Lily:  She’s been in politics for a long time now.

Marni:  Well, right. Obviously, she first came to our attention as First Lady, when Bill Clinton was our president, and she’s really made quite a career for herself in politics. I thought she did a pretty remarkable job as Secretary of State, and now she’s stepped down, and I just kind of wonder what’s next.

Lily:  Privacy! I’m sure she’s really excited about it.

Marni:  Perhaps. Do you think of her as a trailblazer, though, for women in politics?

Lily:  I think so. I think she’s an interesting and unique person just in politics in general, because she’s not afraid to say what she means.

Marni:  This is true.

Lily:  And she tells it like it is. Which I think is really refreshing.

Marni:  So do you think she’s gonna run for president in 2016?

Lily:  I don’t know. I would be excited about it if she did.

Marni:  I think I would be too. Alright. Hillary, you have our undying support.

 

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Marni and Lily are discussing what they think about Hillary Clinton. They both agree that she’s a very strong woman, and that she has had a substantial political career, from her time as First Lady to her recent post as Secretary of State.

But what’s next for Ms. Clinton? Lily points out that she’s probably looking forward to getting a little privacy. Marni wonders, though, whether the time has yet come for her to have privacy. As a trailblazer for women, might she take the next step and run for President?

Both Marni and Lily agree that, if Hillary Clinton chooses to run in 2016, she would have their support.

What do you know about Hillary Clinton? Do you think she is a trailblazer for women, in the US or internationally? Do you think she’ll run for President in 2016?

 

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JAMALALNOUR

Egypt

waw wonderful

06:49 PM Mar 07 2013 |

JAMALALNOUR

Egypt

waw wonderful

06:49 PM Mar 07 2013 |

JAMALALNOUR

Egypt

waw wonderful

06:49 PM Mar 07 2013 |

goldie54

Canada

Hillary clinton is strong lady and she has been in politics for a long time..she was First Lady, when her husband Bill Clinton was president..She didn`t win for President 2008 and step down,but i think also because in last few years she has had problem with helt..i am not shure that she will be run for president 2016 , but wiil be great..she could be first woman who will be president of US..

03:47 PM Mar 03 2013 |

✰Nikki✰

✰Nikki✰

United States

Hillary Rodham Clinton showed the world more than once that the difference between success and failure is captured in only one word: PURPOSE


Even when she felt dumbfounded, heartbroken and visibly in pain in 1998,  that woman demonstrated her true strength to the entire globe. Even then she looked like a winner! I know many American citizens dislike her profoundly but I believe she’s done a fabulous job in the past years. Therefore, yeah! I think she’ll run for President in 2016!


Go girl go!!! 


02:19 PM Mar 01 2013 |

akbarali.chitrali

Pakistan

i think hillery and her husbend palying impartant role in US politices specially decmocrate party. she is very strong woman and always she is deeply studing about the every critical situation in the world specially when she was forgian minister.she always prefer to talk campare volience . her politics is a model for all the woman. 


but according to my view when she was f/ minister in Obama administration her position was not strong because Obama is very strong and stright forward person hillry was just follower obma order.

10:52 AM Mar 01 2013 |

masoudhsn

masoudhsn

Canada

I know her when her husband was chosen as a US president. She was in the spotlight for long time and I believe she needs some privacy in her life even though her hospitalization due to a blod clot related to the  concussion that she had suffered earlier in last month was the most important reason for her resignation. Also, her testimony about Benghazi attack which US ambassador and four people were killed was other reason for her leaving. Some people believe that she is going to be the next Democrate nomination in 2016, but I think she has been exhausted from many prolem that had happened during her last four years as secretory. That is why she’s stepped down from that post. Indeed, She was  trailblazer of many women internationally and wil be in the future.  

02:55 AM Feb 26 2013 |

Fafah

Brazil

I can’t listen to the audio. It doesn’t appear.

12:38 AM Feb 26 2013 |

kareem_10

kareem_10

Egypt

Reading this article..I don’t think that Hillary Diane Rodham (her real name)..needs to be talked out..I mean she has voluntarily tried to join the Marines!!..she won a Grammy for God’s sake!!!...she is a real hardworking 66 years old lady..but what I really admire about this..is that although she was Obama’s counterpart in the 2008 presidential elections..she has spent the last four years as Secretary of State under him!!!..and now here she is..stepping down to join the elections again..I really miss such democracy…!!!


09:27 PM Feb 25 2013 |

kowatch

kowatch

Hungary

@Seiyfkhawas 


I think people are opened to elect a woman in the USA.

08:29 PM Feb 25 2013 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

Definitely i think she has good chances!

07:02 PM Feb 25 2013 |

kowatch

kowatch

Hungary

I don’t know more about her than is written above. However, I think she is a really good trailblazer for women and men too. Few women could take up position such like her. Well, I think she will be a probable winner if she runs for President in the future.

04:19 PM Feb 25 2013 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Hillary Clinton is a very strong willed person, very educated, very knowledgeable woman. That’s might be enough for being as a trailblazer, a role model how to acheive your goal. But I agree with Julito, that it might be her health as the problem to run for president in 2016. You need to be in exclellent health condition for this type of job.

02:45 PM Feb 25 2013 |

friendlover

Turkey

I don’t know Hillary Clinton very well but I admire her husband because what he did for peace in the world. 


I know she is a strong women, I heard her name a lot. And according to this lesson and all comments, she has a great chance in 2016 if she runs fer President. We will see.

02:31 PM Feb 25 2013 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Hillary Clinton is a potential candidate  to  win the  presidential  election in 2016. My only doubt is if her health  will be strong   enough   to keep her going  during her mandate.

01:51 PM Feb 25 2013 |

Englishty

Englishty

Egypt

Since i’m a big supportive to women and i believe women have to prove themselves strongly when it comes to work so i like her strong personality but i think she doesn’t have to nominate herself again for American president in 2016 because i think she needs some privacy since she’s under the spotlights for long time and also i think the Americans need a different face with a new thoughts, new points of view and new dreams.PS i really think United state of America has to care only about her business and let the others take care of theirs.

09:57 AM Feb 25 2013 |

DAMAVAND

DAMAVAND

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Ok, I see an extremely nice advertising for Hillary to win the presidential Election of 2016 on this site. ;) And it’s so much clear that the author loves her a lot!! Furthermore, I think, we have many trailblazer women around the world and in history (neither American nor politics), who have important roles in the world and unfortunately never mentioned in anywhere.


And about Hillary, American women should comment!!

ryusia98

South Korea

I don’t know about Hillary Clinton well because I’m not American. But  I think she will run for President in 2016. Obama who is president for now can’t run for President again. According to history, the elections that the President in office couldn’t run for President had only a little difference in turnout between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, and I think that Hillary will be able to care it by her good reputation

09:21 AM Feb 25 2013 |

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naira71

naira71

Azerbaijan

Hilary Clinton is a woman whom I always admired ,because in my mind she is a very strong and positive.I think such woman can do much work for her country and she is worthy to became a next president of USA.But I think she wont run for President in 2016,because she lost votes earlier.

09:19 AM Feb 25 2013 |

abdull qader

Afghanistan

I dont have much information about Hillary, just I think that she is a well-know politation. in my point of view, she was not a trailblazer for women becuase I did hear anything from her regarding the women’s rights, she might be a trailblazer for women in the US but not internationally. since I am an afghan national and I know that women’s rights are being violated in afghanistan but she did not do anything for the afghan women during the past 10 years. Regarding her nomination as in the future election of the US, I think she might run for the president, and I am sure that the americans will support her


anyway, I want all visitors to correct my mistakes if they see my comment. thnks

07:52 AM Feb 25 2013 |

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