英国民众办街头派对庆王子婚礼
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Thousands of Britons are planning to get out the bunting, balloons and fold-up tables and hold street parties across the country to celebrate next month's wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

为了庆祝威廉王子和凯特·米德尔顿下月即将举行婚礼,成千上万名英国民众计划挂出彩旗和气球,摆上折叠桌椅,在全国各地举办街头派对。

Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit Canada in their first overseas royal tour as a married couple, palace officials announced.
Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit Canada in their first overseas royal tour as a married couple, palace officials announced.
About two thousand requests have already been made to local councils1 for road closures to allow street events to be held on April 29th when the couple tie the knot2 at London's Westminster Abbey, the Local Government Association3 said on Saturday.

London has received the most applications with 70, followed by Essex, the county4 northeast of the capital, which has had 46. Dozens of requests have also been sent to local authorities5 in Wales, western, northern and central England.

"Street parties are an established part of British culture, they're a great way for people to meet their neighbors and strengthen community bonds," said Chris White, chairman of the LGA's Culture and Tourism Board.

"It's great that we're seeing such community spirit sweeping6 the nation. And these applications are only for parties which require a road closure, there will be many more celebrations in gardens and homes across the country."

In order to help, some councils have waived7 the usual fee to close roads while others are offering party packs for organizers, with free bunting(触击,旗布) and flags.

"The eyes of the world will be on William and Kate on April 29 and I am sure that many Britons will use the excuse to celebrate," said Claudia Joseph, author of "Kate: The Making of a Princess."

"After all it is a public holiday -- and everybody loves a party."

One company that could be benefitting from the interest in street parties is the firm founded by Middleton's mother Carol.

Party Pieces is offering a "Best of British" range with all the accessories8(附件,配件) to hold a traditional street party, with plates, cups, bunting, hats and a host of other items featuring the British "Union Jack9" flag.



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1 councils e9fceaa38e0a09b3204b191e0cd200b2     
n.委员会( council的名词复数 );(郡、镇等)政务会;(尤指旧时讨论特定步骤的)协商会议;市政(或地方管理)服务机构
参考例句:
  • It is one of the most notoriously corrupt city councils. 那是贪污腐败最为臭名昭著的市参议会之一。 来自辞典例句
  • Local councils should use their powers to ensure strict observance of laws. 地方政务委员会应当行使权力以保证人们严格遵守法律。 来自辞典例句
2 knot G9vzx     
n.结,难题,一小群;vi.打结;vt. 把...打成结,系牢,捆扎
参考例句:
  • He made a knot in the rope.他在绳子上打了个结。
  • The knot has come untied.扣儿开了。
3 association 6O1yp     
n.联盟,协会,社团;交往,联合;联想
参考例句:
  • Our long association with your company has brought great benefits.我方和贵公司的长期合作带来了巨大的利益。
  • I broke away from the association ten years ago.我10年前就脱离了那个团体。
4 county kO0zE     
n.县,郡
参考例句:
  • When the good news reached there,the whole county rejoiced.喜讯传到那里时,全县的人都欢欣鼓舞起来。
  • In that year county after county fell to the enemy.那一年一个又一个的县城沦入敌人手中。
5 authorities kyqzgw     
n.当局,权力,权威;权威( authority的名词复数 );权力;学术权威;[复数]当权者
参考例句:
  • They interceded with the authorities on behalf of the detainees. 他们为被拘留者向当局求情。
  • At his instigation we conceal the fact from the authorities. 我们受他的怂恿向当局隐瞒了事实。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 sweeping ihCzZ4     
adj.范围广大的,一扫无遗的
参考例句:
  • The citizens voted for sweeping reforms.公民投票支持全面的改革。
  • Can you hear the wind sweeping through the branches?你能听到风掠过树枝的声音吗?
7 waived 5fb1561b535ff0e477b379c4a7edcd74     
v.宣布放弃( waive的过去式和过去分词 );搁置;推迟;放弃(权利、要求等)
参考例句:
  • He has waived all claim to the money. 他放弃了索取这笔钱的权利。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • I waived the discourse, and began to talk of my business. 我撇开了这个话题,开始讲我的事情。 来自辞典例句
8 accessories 464b656ace0f8ba7b077c68256c26730     
n.附件;附件( accessory的名词复数 );(衣服的)配饰;从犯;妇女饰品
参考例句:
  • a range of furnishings and accessories for the home 各种各样的家居装饰物及配件
  • These are indispensable accessories. 这些是不可缺少的附件。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 jack 53Hxp     
n.插座,千斤顶,男人;v.抬起,提醒,扛举;n.(Jake)杰克
参考例句:
  • I am looking for the headphone jack.我正在找寻头戴式耳机插孔。
  • He lifted the car with a jack to change the flat tyre.他用千斤顶把车顶起来换下瘪轮胎。
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