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CNN 2010-01-21

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CARL AZUZ, CNN STUDENT NEWS ANCHOR: I'm Carl Azuz and this is CNN Student News! We are back from a long weekend and hope you enjoyed it. We're bringing you today's commercial-free headlines, so hang out with us for a few minutes.

 

First Up: Rescue Efforts

 

AZUZ: First up, Haiti: Rescue workers are searching for -- and finding -- survivors1 a week after the Caribbean nation was hit by a catastrophic earthquake. As of yesterday afternoon, crews from different countries had saved more than 75 people from the rubble2. Some experts are warning about the aftermath of the earthquake; what's coming next. A lack of food and clean water, concerns about access to medical care: All of that could make the situation in Haiti even worse. It can be hard to imagine just how fast a natural disaster like this can strike. We want you to watch this video from the moment when the tremor3 hit. And let us point out, everyone in the house survived.

 

Incredible images there. Now, we want to get back to those rescue efforts. One of the ways that search teams are trying to locate victims is with specially4 trained dogs. Here's a look at how they get ready for that job.

 

(BEGIN VIDEO)

BRUCE HALE, FIREFIGHTER/DOG HANDLER: Hey, buddy5. You ready to find somebody? Rex! Search!

 

This dog right here, he is a live search dog, which means he will search on rubble piles. He's looking for only people that are living. He will not alert on someone that's deceased. And when he does find somebody that's alive, he will bark repeatedly.

 

What a good boy, Rex! What did you find? What did you find, buddy?

 

With the disaster that's taking place in Haiti right now with the earthquake, these dogs are really important, because so many buildings have collapsed7, with so many people inside of them, and there are so many void spaces, and these dogs can pick up scent8 from five stories up, three stories up, to where it's literally9 rubble to the ground.

 

What we're going to do now is we're going to hide a victim down in here. This is great because it's pancake collapse6, which means different floors. So, this could simulate the top floor, second floor, and the first floor.

 

You see, there's a bunch of hazards: There's rebar sticking out which can poke10 the dog, so they have to be really careful on how they walk and which path they take to come down in here.

 


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1 survivors 02ddbdca4c6dba0b46d9d823ed2b4b62     
幸存者,残存者,生还者( survivor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The survivors were adrift in a lifeboat for six days. 幸存者在救生艇上漂流了六天。
  • survivors clinging to a raft 紧紧抓住救生筏的幸存者
2 rubble 8XjxP     
n.(一堆)碎石,瓦砾
参考例句:
  • After the earthquake,it took months to clean up the rubble.地震后,花了数月才清理完瓦砾。
  • After the war many cities were full of rubble.战后许多城市到处可见颓垣残壁。
3 tremor Tghy5     
n.震动,颤动,战栗,兴奋,地震
参考例句:
  • There was a slight tremor in his voice.他的声音有点颤抖。
  • A slight earth tremor was felt in California.加利福尼亚发生了轻微的地震。
4 specially Hviwq     
adv.特定地;特殊地;明确地
参考例句:
  • They are specially packaged so that they stack easily.它们经过特别包装以便于堆放。
  • The machine was designed specially for demolishing old buildings.这种机器是专为拆毁旧楼房而设计的。
5 buddy 3xGz0E     
n.(美口)密友,伙伴
参考例句:
  • Calm down,buddy.What's the trouble?压压气,老兄。有什么麻烦吗?
  • Get out of my way,buddy!别挡道了,你这家伙!
6 collapse aWvyE     
vi.累倒;昏倒;倒塌;塌陷
参考例句:
  • The country's economy is on the verge of collapse.国家的经济已到了崩溃的边缘。
  • The engineer made a complete diagnosis of the bridge's collapse.工程师对桥的倒塌做了一次彻底的调查分析。
7 collapsed cwWzSG     
adj.倒塌的
参考例句:
  • Jack collapsed in agony on the floor. 杰克十分痛苦地瘫倒在地板上。
  • The roof collapsed under the weight of snow. 房顶在雪的重压下突然坍塌下来。
8 scent WThzs     
n.气味,香味,香水,线索,嗅觉;v.嗅,发觉
参考例句:
  • The air was filled with the scent of lilac.空气中弥漫着丁香花的芬芳。
  • The flowers give off a heady scent at night.这些花晚上散发出醉人的芳香。
9 literally 28Wzv     
adv.照字面意义,逐字地;确实
参考例句:
  • He translated the passage literally.他逐字逐句地翻译这段文字。
  • Sometimes she would not sit down till she was literally faint.有时候,她不走到真正要昏厥了,决不肯坐下来。
10 poke 5SFz9     
n.刺,戳,袋;vt.拨开,刺,戳;vi.戳,刺,捅,搜索,伸出,行动散慢
参考例句:
  • We never thought she would poke her nose into this.想不到她会插上一手。
  • Don't poke fun at me.别拿我凑趣儿。
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