[Short reading in English with difficult words explained // krótki tekst po angielsku z wyjaśnionymi słówkami]
Barack Obama is a remarkable figure in the world of politics. First of all, he was the first African American to hold the office of the US President, which is noteworthy in a country with such painful history of racial conflict and tension. Secondly, he was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate – a decision which, albeit controversial, puts him on a par with Mother Teresa and Dalai Lama. He is also applauded by some feminist circles for appointing two women to serve on the Supreme Court, and certain pro-abortion movements. Whether you love him or hate him, he definitely will be a President to remember.
- remarkable – unusual, special
- to hold the office – to have the position
- albeit – although
- on a par with – the same as or equal to
- to applaud – to praise, to admire
- to appoint – to nominate