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美联社新闻一分钟 2005-08-08

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1. Seven people trapped on a Russian mini-submarine for three days are rescued when a British remote-controlled vehicle cuts away undersea cables that snarled1 the vessel2.

2. Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resigns to protest next week's Gaza Strip withdrawal3, saying the evacuation will create a base for Islamic terror in Gaza.

3. Astronauts complete flight control checks aboard Discovery and practise landing on a computer simulator as they prepare to return the space shuttle to earth.

4. Authorities say at least 13 people were killed after a Tunisian airliner4 that reportedly lost engine power Saturday crashed into the Mediterranean5 while trying to land in Sicily.

5. And Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the Bueana Vista6 Social Club of vintage Cuban performers has died. The Cuban group won a Grammy and appeared in a film in 1999.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. cable
cable cables
A cable is a thick wire, or a group of wires inside a rubber or plastic covering, which is used to carry electricity or electronic signals.
eg. ...overhead power cables.
eg. ...strings7 of coloured lights with weatherproof cable.
N-VAR

2. simulator
simulator simulators
A simulator is a device which artificially creates the effect of being in conditions of some kind. Simulators are used in training people such as pilots or astronauts.
eg. ...pilots practising a difficult landing in a flight simulator.
N-COUNT

3. vintage
vintage
You can use vintage to describe something which is the best and most typical of its kind.
eg. At the press conference, James is on vintage form.
eg. This is vintage comedy at its best.
ADJ: usu ADJ n
= classic


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1 snarled ti3zMA     
v.(指狗)吠,嗥叫, (人)咆哮( snarl的过去式和过去分词 );咆哮着说,厉声地说
参考例句:
  • The dog snarled at us. 狗朝我们低声吼叫。
  • As I advanced towards the dog, It'snarled and struck at me. 我朝那条狗走去时,它狂吠着向我扑来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 vessel 4L1zi     
n.船舶;容器,器皿;管,导管,血管
参考例句:
  • The vessel is fully loaded with cargo for Shanghai.这艘船满载货物驶往上海。
  • You should put the water into a vessel.你应该把水装入容器中。
3 withdrawal Cfhwq     
n.取回,提款;撤退,撤军;收回,撤销
参考例句:
  • The police were forced to make a tactical withdrawal.警方被迫进行战术撤退。
  • They insisted upon a withdrawal of the statement and a public apology.他们坚持要收回那些话并公开道歉。
4 airliner Azxz9v     
n.客机,班机
参考例句:
  • The pilot landed the airliner safely.驾驶员使客机安全着陆。
  • The passengers were shepherded across the tarmac to the airliner.旅客们被引导走过跑道去上飞机。
5 Mediterranean ezuzT     
adj.地中海的;地中海沿岸的
参考例句:
  • The houses are Mediterranean in character.这些房子都属地中海风格。
  • Gibraltar is the key to the Mediterranean.直布罗陀是地中海的要冲。
6 vista jLVzN     
n.远景,深景,展望,回想
参考例句:
  • From my bedroom window I looked out on a crowded vista of hills and rooftops.我从卧室窗口望去,远处尽是连绵的山峦和屋顶。
  • These uprisings come from desperation and a vista of a future without hope.发生这些暴动是因为人们被逼上了绝路,未来看不到一点儿希望。
7 strings nh0zBe     
n.弦
参考例句:
  • He sat on the bed,idly plucking the strings of his guitar.他坐在床上,随意地拨着吉他的弦。
  • She swept her fingers over the strings of the harp.她用手指划过竖琴的琴弦。
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