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(小ネタ)あの国は英連邦

 


L&R問題集2の続きです。マルチパッセージでBelizeという中米の国が出てくるんですが、programmeやhonourとなぜかイギリス綴り。なんてことはない英連邦の国だったんですね。スペイン語圏でない中南米の国もあるんですね。

TOEICで以前登場したモーリシャスも英連邦だったし、英語圏の国を取り扱うつもりなんでしょうか。

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Belize
a country in Central America, on the Caribbean Sea, that used to be a British colony called British Honduras. It became independent and joined the Commonwealth in 1981. Its main industries are sugar and wood production, and it has an important tourist industry.


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Commonwealth
[the] (also British Commonwealth especially old use, Commonwealth of Nations formal) an organization of about 50 independent countries, most of which were formerly part of the British Empire, established in order to encourage trade and friendly relations among its members. The British king or queen is the head of the Commonwealth, and there is a meeting each year for all its heads of government.


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the Commonwealth
an organization consisting of the United Kingdom and other countries, including most of the countries that used to be part of the British Empire
a member of the Commonwealth
Commonwealth countries

Culture
The British Commonwealth of Nations was set up in 1931 and has been known simply as the Commonwealth since 1949. Members of the Commonwealth have special links with the UK and with each other and agree to work together towards world peace, the encouragement of trade, the defence of democracy and improvements in human rights, health and education. It also encourages joint cultural and sporting events, particularly the Commonwealth Games. The British king or queen is the head of the Commonwealth and the senior official is the Secretary-General. A meeting of heads of government of all Commonwealth countries takes place every two years and is organized by the Commonwealth Secretariat, which is based in London. The second Monday in March is celebrated in many member countries as Commonwealth Day.








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