[時事英文] Best Country in the World?
1. slip in… 在…下滑
2. fall one position 下降一個位置
3. stable prosperity 穩定繁榮
4. world of turmoil 動蕩的世界
5. global survey 全球調查
The United States slips in this year’s U.S. News Best Countries ranking, dropping to the No. 8 spot after falling one position from its 2017 ranking. Switzerland, an island of stable prosperity in a world of turmoil, remains the Best Country, according to a global survey of more than 21,000 persons.
6. be fueled by… 被…推動
7. world’s perception 世界的看法
8. become less progressive 變得不那麼進步
9. politically unstable 政治不穩定
10. head of state 國家元首
The reasons for America’s drop – the second straight year its ranking dipped – are fueled by the world’s perceptions of the country becoming less progressive and trustworthy, more politically unstable and a president who after just a year in office is far more unpopular than any other head of state or company CEO.
11. be perceived as 被視為…
12. round out… 使…完整
13. the highest finish 最好成绩
14. survey respondent 調查受訪者
15. key to the world’s future 世界未來的關鍵
As in 2017, Canada remains the No. 2 in the survey. Germany, as it was in 2016, is perceived as the most powerful country in Europe – surpassing the U.K. to place at No. 3 overall, while the U.K. drops to No. 4. Japan rounds out the top five, the highest finish for a nation in Asia, a region which survey respondents increasingly believe holds many of the keys to the world’s future. At No. 6 is Sweden and Australia moves up to the No. 7 position, surpassing the U.S.
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