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President Obama’s Inauguration Speech Explained
Dr Jeff McQuillan: Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday. All presidents deliver (give, say) a speech after they are sworn in (take an official oath or promise). These speeches are often difficult to understand for non-native speakers, since they usually contain some poetic language and difficult vocabulary. Below is the entire text of President Obama’s inauguration speech, with difficult words explained in parentheses. You can watch the actual speech on YouTube here. I have given the entire speech without explanations at the bottom of the page.