UK Decides To Leave European Union
The people in the UK have voted（投票） to leave the European Union（the EU）.
More than 30 million people voted. “Voter turn-out”（in other words， the number of people who voted） was very high， at more than 71%. That is a sign that people were very interested in this issue and wanted to be part in the final decision.
Prime Minister David Cameron asked people to remain in the EU. Since the vote ended up going against his idea about the way the UK should be， he decided to resign—give up his job. He said he hopes to be replaced by a new Prime Minister by October 2016.
There are many things that will be influenced by this historical decision， not just for the UK but for Europe and the rest of the world. For example， right after the vote， the British pound dropped in value—by quite a lot. This is not an easy thing to explain， and beyond the talk of this article， but many money experts lost some confidence（信心） in the UK’s ability to be financially stable（金融稳定） for now. The British pound will almost certainly rise back up， but no one knows when that will happen.
Some people are also worried that the “remain” vote means that people from outside the UK can’t as easily travel in the UK or work or move there. In other words， immigration will be influenced.
The people who voted “leave” say they want the UK to be less influenced by other countries and to have its own laws rather than having to go by the rules of the EU.
1. What did the people in the UK vote for？
A. To be a member of the European Union.
B. Not to be a member of the European Union.
C. Not to be a member of the United Nations.
2. How many people take part in the vote？
A. 30 million. B. No more than 71%.
C. More than 71%.
3. This historical decision will influence____.
A. only the UK B. only the EU
C. the whole world
4. What is the underlined word “immigration” mean？
A. 移民 B. 脱欧 C. 求职