South Africans and people from all over the world are mourning the death of Nelson Mandela. In South Africa, thousands of people gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to say goodbye to their country's first ever black president. They danced, sang, cried and prayed for the man they loved. Mr Mandela died aged 95 on Thursday after months of illness. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma broke the news of Mr Mandela's death in a late-night speech on TV. Mr Zuma said: "Our nation has lost its greatest son." Mr Mandela spent most of his life campaigning for equal rights in South Africa. He spent 27 years in jail before becoming South Africa's president in 1994.
Leaders from all over the world heaped praise on Mr Mandela. His long-time friend Archbishop Desmond Tutu said: "God was so good to us in South Africa by giving us Nelson Mandela." US President Barack Obama said:"He achieved more than could be expected of any man. Today, he has gone home." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called him "a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration". He added: "Nelson Mandela showed what is possible for our world and within each one of us if we believe, dream and work together for justice and humanity." British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: "Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time.A great light has gone out in the world."
全球以及南非民众缅怀纳尔逊·曼德拉。在南非，上千人聚集在约翰尼斯堡和索韦托向南非首位黑人总统做最后的告别 。他们唱歌起舞，祈祷这位他们挚爱的总统 。曼德拉先生身患疾病数月后于周四去世，享年94岁 。南非总统雅各布·祖玛在晚间的电视演讲中宣布了曼德拉去世的消息 。祖玛先生说：“南非失去了一名最伟大的子孙 。”曼德拉先生将毕生的大部分时间投身在了南非的权利平等事业当中 。在他成为南非总统（1994年）之前，他在监狱中度过了27年的时间 。
例句：If you pick the genial, down-to-earth banker, will you forever regret letting go of that free-spirited artist who loves traveling as much as you?
2.pray for 祈祷
例句：When should we pray for our enemies?
3.equal right 权利平等
例句：Men also share the equal right to chase fashion.
例句：Secretary-General of the State Council;
1.Which South African places does the article mention?
a) Cape Town and Durban
b) Johannesburg and Cape Town
c) Durban and Soweto
d) Soweto and Johannesburg
2.What did people do besides dance, sing and cry?
3.Who told the world first about Nelson Mandela's death?
a) The UN Secretary-General
b) Barack Obama
c) Mr Mandela's wife
d) South Africa's president
4.What did South Africa's president say the country had lost?
a) an equal rights campaigner
b) a former president
c) it's greatest son
d) its soul
5.When did Nelson Mandela become South Africa's president?
6.What did world leaders heap on Nelson Mandela?
b) good wishes
7.What did Barack Obama say Nelson Mandela achieved?
a) more than could be expected of any man
b) a lot
c) more than most people
d) many things
8.Who called Nelson Mandela a "giant for justice"?
a) Archbishop Desmond Tutu
b) Jacob Zuma
c) Ban Ki-moon
d) Barack Obama
9.What did Ban Ki-moon say Nelson Mandela showed us?
b) what is possible
c) equal rights
d) down to earth
10.What did David Cameron call Nelson Mandela?
a) a hero
c) a time
d) a bright light