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The Oval Office ★★

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Renovations to the Oval Office, including a new carpet, drapes, wallpaper and furniture, are seen, Aug. 31, 2010, at the White House in Washington. The famous Resolute Desk remains. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

The Oval Office before and after Obama’s renovations.

George W. Bush’s Oval Office

US President George W. Bush, center, followed by US Vice President Dick Cheney, walks into the Oval Office of the White House January 26, 2001 in Washington, DC for the swearing in of Secretary of State Colin Powell. (LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Clinton’s Oval Office

This Sept. 3, 1993 file photo shows President Clinton’s Oval Office at the White House in Washington. The Scott Group of Grand Rapids, Mich., made President Clinton’s Oval Office Rug, seen here, and President Obama’s new Oval Office rug, as well. (J.Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

George H.W. Bush’s Oval Office

This Jan. 22, 1990 file photo released by the White House shows President George H.W. Bush’s Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Bush’s redecoration of the Oval Office included a new rug with a gold Presidential Seal, new draperies, a coffee table, and two tall armchairs. Presidents typically put their own touches on the Oval Office early in their terms. (Susan Biddle/White House/AP Photo)

Ronald Reagan’s Oval Office

President Ronald Reagan takes one last fond look back at the Oval Office at the White House January 20, 1989 as he leaves for the Capitol for the inauguration of President George H.W. Bush.(Dirck Halstead/Getty Images)

Richard Nixon’s Oval Office

President Richard Nixon (R) and Vice President Gerald Ford face each other in the Oval Office on the day Nixon resigned, White House, Washington, DC., Aug. 9, 2974. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Lyndon B. Johnson’s Oval Office

President Lyndon Johnson is shown in the Oval office in this 1963 file photo. (Courtesy The White House Historical Association)

John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office

This Feb. 5, 1961 file photo shows a view of the Resolute desk in President Kennedy’s Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Built from the timbers of a British warship, the desk was installed in the Oval Office by John F. Kennedy, and since has been used by Presidents Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. (Bob Schutz/AP Photo)

Renovations:  …を良好な状態に戻す;…を再び新しくする, 革新[刷新]する;…を修繕[修理]する

renovate old cathedrals  古い大教会堂を修復する.

Swearing in:  〈人を〉宣誓させて任命する, 宣誓就任させる

When will the new president be sworn in?  新大統領はいつ宣誓就任しますか.

Secretary of State: 国務長官. ▼他の諸国の外務大臣に当たる

Redecoration: 改装する

Resigned:

I (副 詞)](公式に)辞任する, (職地位などを)やめる, (会社機関から)辞職する⦅from …⦆;

II as名 詞](特定の役職を)辞任する

resign as ambassador 大使を辞任する

resign from the government  政府から退く

Timbers: 2⦅英国用法⦆(建築用の)材木, 木材;板材(⦅米国用法⦆lumber);柱;C⦅〜s⦆〘海事〙フレーム[肋]材(ろくざい);(梁(はり)柱など)1本の木材

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Author: Aonghas Crowe

Aonghas (pron. "Ennis") Crowe is an author, writer, blogger, and translator. He splits his time between Fukuoka, Japan and Beirut, Lebanon. Read more by Aonghas Crowe at www.aonghascrowe.com

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