News Review: Spain in crisis after Catalan vote

source: BBC Learning English   2017年10月3日E
Spain is in crisis after violence during an unofficial referendum in Catalonia. Neil and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English.
The story: Catalans are going on strike today to protest the violence that marred the region's independence referendum on Sunday. Catalonia's regional government says over 90% of Sunday's voters opted for independence, but only 40% of Catalans voted.

Key words and phrases:
map out: make a detailed plan
goes it alone: does something on its own, without help from others
step back from the brink: decide against an action which may have a bad result
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