- coalition /koh-uh-LISH-uhn/
- incumbent /in-KUHM-buhnt/
- eliminate /ih-LIM-uh-neyt/
- sadden /SAD-n/
- revenue /REV-uhn-yoo/
[noun] – the joining together of different political parties or groups for a particular purpose, usually for a limited time, or a government that is formed in this way
A coalition government will now be in power.
[adjective] – officially having the named position
According to the incumbent president, only legal channels should be used to settle conflicts.
[verb] – to remove or take away someone or something
This diet is supposed to eliminate the body’s toxins.
[verb] – to make someone sad
This dreadful tragedy has truly saddened us.
[noun] – the income that a government or company receives regularly
Tourism is the island’s main revenue.
The measure has already received criticism from Denmark’s religious sector. The president of the clergy organization, Pernille Vigso Bagge, was “saddened” by the prospect of losing the day, according to a Danish newspaper. Business owners are also concerned. Iver Hansen, a baker, told a news network that the holiday was an important revenue source for his business and that its abolition would cost him between 20,000 and 30,000 Danish kroner (£2,300 and £3,460) in lost sales. When questioned about why the holiday was eliminated, Ms. Frederiksen responded, “There is war in Europe, and we need to strengthen our defenses… And that will require everyone to contribute a little more.”
- Which is the most important holiday for you? Please tell me more about it.
- Do you think there are enough holidays in your country? Please share your opinion.
- If you were a Danish citizen, how would you feel about the scrapping of the holiday?
- Should the “Great Prayer Day” be abolished?
- In your opinion, will productivity and economic activity be improved if we eliminate the holidays?