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- official /uh-FISH-uhl/
- numerous /NOO-mer-uhs/
- critic /KRIT-ik/
- opposition /op-uh-ZISH-uhn/
- deputy /DEP-yuh-tee/
[noun] – relating to a position of responsibility
We welcomed an official from Sri Lanka at the airport.
[adjective] – many
There were numerous reports of missing jewelry in the store.
[noun] – someone who says that they do not approve of someone or something
The critics had a lot to say about the government.
[noun] – strong disagreement
The newly elected president faced opposition from many business leaders.
[noun] – the person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organization
The deputy was observing the area for possible criminal activity.
The results of a poll conducted by the Parisian City Hall showed that 61% of the city’s residents were in opposition of the new limit, and only 59% of them were in favor. A delivery driver described the rule as “crazy” and likened it to riding on “electric scooters”. Parisian Deputy Mayor David Belliard, who is in charge of transport, hopes that the limit would encourage more people to walk and use bikes. Moreover, officials said that the change is expected to reduce total road accidents by an estimated 25% and fatal accidents by 40%, attributing to a World Health Organization research. The rule change is also intended to halve noise pollution, which had negative physical and psychological effects on people, including stress, insomnia, and depression.
- Have you ever seen a driver exceeding the speed limit in your city?
- When was the last time you were stuck in traffic? How did you feel about it?
- If you were a delivery driver in Paris, how would you feel about the new speed limit?
- Should there be more bicycle lanes installed in cities around the world?
- In your opinion, would Paris’ new speed limit be effective in improving road safety? Please explain your answer.