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美联社新闻一分钟 2005-08-03

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1.President Bush thanks the Discovery crew for its courage as the astronauts prepare for their unprecedented1 mission to repair the space shuttle while in orbit.

2.Muslim leaders and Saudi princes jam a Riyadh mosque2 to bid farewell to Saudi Arabia's King Fahd who is laid to rest in an unmarked desert grave.

3. John Bolton presents his credentials3 as US ambassador to the UN a day after the controversial diplomat4 received the recess5 appointment from President Bush.

4.Violent mobs again filled the streets in Khartoum Sudan, a day after 36 people died in riots sparked by the death of Sudan’s vice-president.

5.In her first interview since splitting with Brad Pitt , Jennifer Anniston says she was shocked by the breakup and is trying to pick up the pieces amid a media circus.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. unprecedented :ADJ;unprecedented
If something is unprecedented, it has never happened before.
eg. Such a move is rare, but not unprecedented.
eg. In 1987 the Socialists6 took the unprecedented step of appointing a civilian7 to command the force.

2. credentials :N-PLURAL: usu poss N;credentials
Someone's credentials are a letter or certificate that proves their identity or qualifications.
eg. Britain's new ambassador to Lebanon has presented his credentials to the President.

3.media circus: A media circus is an event that occurs when an aspect of a popular news event receives almost ludicrously high levels of media attention.


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1 unprecedented 7gSyJ     
adj.无前例的,新奇的
参考例句:
  • The air crash caused an unprecedented number of deaths.这次空难的死亡人数是空前的。
  • A flood of this sort is really unprecedented.这样大的洪水真是十年九不遇。
2 mosque U15y3     
n.清真寺
参考例句:
  • The mosque is a activity site and culture center of Muslim religion.清真寺为穆斯林宗教活动场所和文化中心。
  • Some years ago the clock in the tower of the mosque got out of order.几年前,清真寺钟楼里的大钟失灵了。
3 credentials credentials     
n.证明,资格,证明书,证件
参考例句:
  • He has long credentials of diplomatic service.他的外交工作资历很深。
  • Both candidates for the job have excellent credentials.此项工作的两个求职者都非常符合资格。
4 diplomat Pu0xk     
n.外交官,外交家;能交际的人,圆滑的人
参考例句:
  • The diplomat threw in a joke, and the tension was instantly relieved.那位外交官插进一个笑话,紧张的气氛顿时缓和下来。
  • He served as a diplomat in Russia before the war.战前他在俄罗斯当外交官。
5 recess pAxzC     
n.短期休息,壁凹(墙上装架子,柜子等凹处)
参考例句:
  • The chairman of the meeting announced a ten-minute recess.会议主席宣布休会10分钟。
  • Parliament was hastily recalled from recess.休会的议员被匆匆召回开会。
6 socialists df381365b9fb326ee141e1afbdbf6e6c     
社会主义者( socialist的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The socialists saw themselves as true heirs of the Enlightenment. 社会主义者认为自己是启蒙运动的真正继承者。
  • The Socialists junked dogma when they came to office in 1982. 社会党人1982年上台执政后,就把其政治信条弃之不顾。
7 civilian uqbzl     
adj.平民的,民用的,民众的
参考例句:
  • There is no reliable information about civilian casualties.关于平民的伤亡还没有确凿的信息。
  • He resigned his commission to take up a civilian job.他辞去军职而从事平民工作。
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