The former BBC manager, Ella Slack, has been unknown
to anyone except a handful of key advisers, spent the
last quarter of a century acting as the Queen’s
official stand-in at rehearsals for royal events.
1. former: 之前的
Example: The former Precident was the youngest Precident ever in American history.
Example:We have been looking for him for three days, but his location still remains unknown.
3. handful of：少数
Example:We invited twenty people, but only a handful of them came.
Example:Young people should ask for opinions from more experienced advisers.
Example: This company reached sales momentum in the first quarter of 2009.
Example:He said he would stand in for me any time.
TExample:he symphony is in rehearsal now.