Thatcher's legacy 铁娘子的遗产

更新时间 2013年 4月 10日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间17:03

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A look at the life of the former prime minister, who has died at the age of 87 following a stroke. Find out more in this video.

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Behind the smile, a tough leader.

With steely determination, Margaret Thatcher sent a task force to re-take the Falklands, or the Malvinas, from Argentina in 1982.

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev described her as 'a woman of conviction'.

Her softer side saw her chatting amicably with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and, with Ronald Reagan, strengthening the special relationship between Britain and the US.

But her belligerent attitude to Europe may prove to be the Iron Lady's most enduring legacy.

Vocabulary 词汇:

steely determination 钢铁般的决心

conviction 定的信念

amicably 友好地、温和地

belligerent 好斗的

enduring 持久的

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