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203. Why is Gibraltar British? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

203. Why is Gibraltar British? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Update: 2023-01-30
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Despite being a tiny rock on the south coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Gibraltar is at the heart of constant arguments between the UK and Spain. Today, I want to discuss why Gibraltar is British and whether it could (or should) return to Spain in the future!




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Vocabulary





  • Iberian Peninsula (n) - the area of land that consists of Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar, and part of France The Iberian Peninsula is situated in the southwest of Europe


  • Territory (n) – land that is considered as belonging to or connected with a particular country He was stranded in enemy territory


  • To cede (v) - to allow someone else to have or own something, especially unwillingly or because you are forced to do so Hong Kong was ceded to Britain after the Opium War


  • To relinquish (v) - to give up something such as a responsibility or claim He has relinquished his claim to the throne.


  • Sovereignty (n) - the power of a country to control its own government Talks are being held about who should have sovereignty over the island.


  • self-determination (n) - the ability or power to make decisions for yourself, especially the power of a nation to decide how it will be governed Self-determination is an important idea in international law


  • Integral (adj) - necessary and important as a part of a whole He's an integral part of the team and we can't do without him






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203. Why is Gibraltar British? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

203. Why is Gibraltar British? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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