Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after rejecting independence in a historic vote on Thursday. Scottish people cast their ballots on whether or not to be an independent country for the first time since 1707, when it joined the United Kingdom. Several polls in the weeks before the vote showed a small lead for the pro-independence campaigners. However, on the day, there was a clear victory for those wishing to stay part of the UK, with 55% voting 'No' and 45% voting 'Yes'. The referendum was the culmination of two years of intense campaigning by the 'Yes' and 'No' teams. Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC the result was "a deep personal and political disappointment".
苏格兰放弃从英国独立苏格兰公投决定留在英国，在周四的历史性公投中放弃了独立。苏格兰人投票决定是否在1707年之后首次独立出来 。在1707年苏格兰加入了英联邦 。在公投开始之前几周的民意调查表明，倾向独立的投票者有较小的领导力 。然而，在公投当天，想要留在英联邦的人取得了显著的胜利，55%的人不同意独立，45%的人同意独立 。公投的热情在近两年达到了高峰，通过“是”或“否”决定 。苏格兰的首席副部长尼克拉.斯特金告诉BBC记者，结果是个人和政治上的严重失望 。
The referendum was one of the most historic votes ever to take place in the U.K. The United Kingdom consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It would have been a dramatic moment had Scotland broken away. Pro-independence campaigners claimed Scottish people would have been better off as an independent nation. The "Better Together" campaigners, including the U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, said Scottish independence would have been detrimental to Scottish interests. Despite the 'no' vote, Scotland will get more powers from the British government. Ms Sturgeon said she would work with "anyone in any way" to secure more powers for Scotland.
此次公投是英国历史上最具历史意义的一次投票。英联邦包括英格兰 。苏格兰 。威尔士，和北爱尔兰 。如果苏格兰获得独立，那将是很引人注目的一刻 。倾向独立的投票者告诉苏格兰人民，作为一个独立国家，苏格兰会更加富裕 。倾向同意的投票着，包括英国首相戴维.卡梅伦，称，苏格兰的独立将会损害苏格兰的利益 。尽管有人反对这种看法，但是苏格兰能够从英国政府获得更多的权势 。斯特金女士称，她将与所有人共同努力为苏格兰争取更多的权势 。
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2.whether or not不论，是否
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4.better off adj. 经济状况好的，富裕的；状况好的
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1.What adjective did the article use to describe the vote?
2.What did Scottish people cast?
d) fishing lines
3.When did Scotland join the United Kingdom?
4.What percentage of people voted for independence?
5.What is the job of Nicola Sturgeon?
a) Deputy First Minister
c) Supreme Commander
d) Education Minister
6.What adjective did the article use to describe a possible breakaway?
7.What is the name of the campaign run by the no voters?
a) Tougher Together
b) Better Together
c) Get Together
d) Together Better
8.What did David Cameron say a yes vote would have been?
9.Who will Nicola Sturgeon work with?
a) only by herself
d) no one
10.What does Nicola Sturgeon want to get for Scotland now?
a) a new flag
b) more power
c) a better football team