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News Spotlight

时间:2006-11-12 16:00来源:互联网 提供网友:linquans   字体: [ ]

News Spotlight1

Politics NEWS 1
Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in today as Governor of California, the state’s first ever to get his job in a re-call election. In a speech from the steps of the state capitol, he said his election shows how Californians feel about their state government.
Arnold: This election was not about replacing one man, it was not about replacing one party, it was about changing the entire political climate of this state.
The swearing in was 1)touted as a low key affair but it included more than 7,000 guests and more than 700 reporters from around the world. Schwarzenegger promised a new day for a state that seems to face one crisis after another.

Politics NEWS 2
Two high level meetings are taking place within the European Union today, to air concerns about violence and intolerance towards Jews. The French president Jacques Chirac has called a special cabinet meeting to discuss ways of protecting Jewish establishments in France against an increasing number of attacks. In Rome the European Jewish Congress will meet the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi whose country holds the presidency3 of the European Union. It’s said Jewish communities were alarmed by the bomb attacks on two 2)synagogues in Turkey on Saturday.

Economy NEWS 3
In Miami talks to create a Free Trade Area of the Americas are over a day earlier than expected. While protesters clashed with police outside the conference hotels yesterday, trade ministers from 34 countries across the western hemisphere wrapped up negotiations4
In trade talks the devil is always in the details, details like tariffs5 on agricultural products like oranges or how exactly to protect the copyrights of Hollywood movies sold overseas. The Free Trade Area of the Americas-document that trade ministers signed off on last night avoided such details. But US trade representative Robert Zoellick said it was a significant step for the 3)FTAA or 4)ALCA as it’s known in Spanish.
Robert: We’re moving the FTAA, or the ALCA into a new phase. We’re moving from general concepts and people talking past one another to positive realities and opportunities, we’re moving into a relentlessly6 practical stage to be on track and we’re at a point where we’re negotiating an ALCA not just seeking it.
The declaration recognized the difficulty of getting 34 nations to sign off on a one-size-fits-all document. The FTAA will now be flexible, will let countries to decide how much free trade they want. Critics however said the ministerial declaration was little more than FTAA light and would complicate7 life for firms trying to do business overseas.

Economy NEWS 4
Boeing an American manufacturing giant is giving Japanese manufacturers a key role in building its next generation jetliner the 7E7. This is the first time that key parts of the wing of a Boeing jet will not be built by Boeing.
Mike Bair (7E7 Senior Vice8 President): I don’t think it’s any secret that one of the reasons 5)aerospace9 production has to be global as our market places are global. So it’s very important that we spread some of the opportunity associated with this airplane to those areas where we think we see big market opportunities as well.
In short in an effort to keep Airbus at bay in Japan and retain the lion’s share of the Japanese market for wide body jets, Boeing felt it needed to build the 77 there. The company says it expects one third of the 77s will be bought by Asian airlines, though Boeing readily acknowledges there is no guarantee that Japan will buy any of them.

Health NEWS 5
 A new report warns that a third of injections given in developing countries are unsafe and are spreading blood born infections such as HIV and 6)hepatitis. The research carried out by the World Health Organization and the United States Centers for Disease Control, found the problem centered on 7)syringes and needles, which are used on many patients without being 8)sterilized in between. The report’s authors argue that reducing unnecessary injections will help as will proper medical training for healthcare workers, better knowledge of HIV transmission and the availability of single use syringes, which cost just five cents.

Celebrity11 NEWS 6
At just 21 the Hollywood Walk of Fame considers her a legend and now Britney Spears becomes the youngest ever recording12 artist to receive the prestigious13 star.
Britney : This is something that I’ve dreamt about since I was a little girl.
Britney sold more than 54 million albums worldwide since her first one Baby One More Time in 1999 and she’s the first female performer to have her first three albums début14 at number one.

Society NEWS 7
One of the rarest stones in the world, this is the largest internally flawless diamond of the purest color grade ever discovered. The bright white 9)cushion shaped 10)gem15 is more than 103 carrots, it was found in the Premier16 Mine in South Africa, it’s up for auction17 at Sotheby’s in Geneva and is expected to fetch ten million US dollars, the proud new owner will get to name it.

1) tout2 [taut] v. 竭力吹嘘
2) synagogue [5sinE7^C^] n. 犹太教徒集会
3) FTAA 全称为Free Trade Area Of the Americas 美洲自由贸易区
4) ALCA 西班牙语Area de Libre Comercio de las Americas的缩写,意思也是“美洲自由贸易区”
5) aerospace [5ZErE7speis] n. 航空及航天空间
6) hepatitis [hepE5taitis] n. 肝炎
7) syringe [sirindV] n. 注射器
8) sterilize10 [steri7laiz] v. (高温)消毒,杀菌
9) cushion [5kuFEn] n. 垫子
10) gem [dVem] n. 宝石







名人 6

社会 7



1 spotlight 6hBzmk     
  • This week the spotlight is on the world of fashion.本周引人瞩目的是时装界。
  • The spotlight followed her round the stage.聚光灯的光圈随着她在舞台上转。
2 tout iG7yL     
  • They say it will let them tout progress in the war.他们称这将有助于鼓吹他们在战争中的成果。
  • If your case studies just tout results,don't bother requiring registration to view them.如果你的案例研究只是吹捧结果,就别烦扰别人来注册访问了。
3 presidency J1HzD     
  • Roosevelt was elected four times to the presidency of the United States.罗斯福连续当选四届美国总统。
  • Two candidates are emerging as contestants for the presidency.两位候选人最终成为总统职位竞争者。
4 negotiations af4b5f3e98e178dd3c4bac64b625ecd0     
协商( negotiation的名词复数 ); 谈判; 完成(难事); 通过
  • negotiations for a durable peace 为持久和平而进行的谈判
  • Negotiations have failed to establish any middle ground. 谈判未能达成任何妥协。
5 tariffs a7eb9a3f31e3d6290c240675a80156ec     
关税制度; 关税( tariff的名词复数 ); 关税表; (旅馆或饭店等的)收费表; 量刑标准
  • British industry was sheltered from foreign competition by protective tariffs. 保护性关税使英国工业免受国际竞争影响。
  • The new tariffs have put a stranglehold on trade. 新的关税制对开展贸易极为不利。
6 relentlessly Rk4zSD     
  • The African sun beat relentlessly down on his aching head. 非洲的太阳无情地照射在他那发痛的头上。
  • He pursued her relentlessly, refusing to take 'no' for an answer. 他锲而不舍地追求她,拒不接受“不”的回答。
7 complicate zX1yA     
  • There is no need to complicate matters.没有必要使问题复杂化。
  • These events will greatly complicate the situation.这些事件将使局势变得极其复杂。
8 vice NU0zQ     
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
9 aerospace CK2yf     
  • The world's entire aerospace industry is feeling the chill winds of recession.全世界的航空航天工业都感受到了经济衰退的寒意。
  • Edward Murphy was an aerospace engineer for the US Army.爱德华·墨菲是一名美军的航宇工程师。
10 sterilize LuwwE     
  • Antiseptic is used to sterilize the skin before giving an injection.杀菌剂被用于在注射前给皮肤消毒。
  • He pricks the blister on his heel with a sterilize needle.他用一根消过毒的针扎破他脚后跟上的水泡。
11 celebrity xcRyQ     
  • Tom found himself something of a celebrity. 汤姆意识到自己已小有名气了。
  • He haunted famous men, hoping to get celebrity for himself. 他常和名人在一起, 希望借此使自己获得名气。
12 recording UktzJj     
  • How long will the recording of the song take?录下这首歌得花多少时间?
  • I want to play you a recording of the rehearsal.我想给你放一下彩排的录像。
13 prestigious nQ2xn     
  • The young man graduated from a prestigious university.这个年轻人毕业于一所名牌大学。
  • You may even join a prestigious magazine as a contributing editor.甚至可能会加入一个知名杂志做编辑。
14 debut IxGxy     
  • That same year he made his Broadway debut, playing a suave radio journalist.在那同一年里,他初次在百老汇登台,扮演一个温文而雅的电台记者。
  • The actress made her debut in the new comedy.这位演员在那出新喜剧中首次登台演出。
15 gem Ug8xy     
n.宝石,珠宝;受爱戴的人 [同]jewel
  • The gem is beyond my pocket.这颗宝石我可买不起。
  • The little gem is worth two thousand dollars.这块小宝石价值两千美元。
16 premier R19z3     
  • The Irish Premier is paying an official visit to Britain.爱尔兰总理正在对英国进行正式访问。
  • He requested that the premier grant him an internview.他要求那位总理接见他一次。
17 auction 3uVzy     
  • They've put the contents of their house up for auction.他们把房子里的东西全都拿去拍卖了。
  • They bought a new minibus with the proceeds from the auction.他们用拍卖得来的钱买了一辆新面包车。
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