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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-05-17

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1. The Pentagon has released a security camera videotape of the American Airlines flight that hit the building on 9/11. On the far right of the screen, you can see the plane hitting the Pentagon, and then a ball of flame goes up in the air.

2. Congress will address the controversial immigration proposal that President Bush outlined Monday in coming weeks. The plan that includes using the National Guard has drawn1 opposition2 from Democrats3 and Republicans.

3. New England isn't totally in the clear yet, but floodwaters are receding4 and the rain system that's been hovering5 for several days is finally moving out of the region.

4. A surveillance camera in Detroit Michigan caught a man backing into a convenience store, grabbing as many cigarette cartons as he could and then driving away. Police caught up with the suspect and arrested him a few miles away from the store.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. videotape : n-uncount
Videotape is magnetic tape that is used to record moving pictures and sounds to be shown on television.

2. in the clear : phrase
If someone is in the clear, they are not in danger, or are not blamed or suspected of anything.
e.g. The Audit6 Commission said that the ministry7 was in the clear.

3. floodwater : noun
The water of a flood. Often used in the plural8.

4. recede9 : verb
When something such as a quality, problem, or illness recedes10, it becomes weaker, smaller, or less intense.
e.g. Just as I started to think that I was never going to get well, the illness began to recede...

5. surveillance : n-uncount
Surveillance is the careful watching of someone, especially by an organization such as the police or the army.
e.g. Police keep track of the kidnapper11 using electronic surveillance equipment.

6. convenience store : n-count
A convenience store is a shop which sells mainly food and which is usually open until late at night.

7. grab : verb
If you grab something such as food, drink, or sleep, you manage to get some quickly. (INFORMAL)
e.g. Grab a beer.

8. carton : n-count
A carton is a plastic or cardboard container in which food or drink is sold.
e.g. a two-pint carton of milk.

9. catch up with: phrasal verb
If you catch up with someone who is in front of you, you reach them by walking faster than they are walking.
e.g. I stopped and waited for her to catch up.


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1 drawn MuXzIi     
v.拖,拉,拔出;adj.憔悴的,紧张的
参考例句:
  • All the characters in the story are drawn from life.故事中的所有人物都取材于生活。
  • Her gaze was drawn irresistibly to the scene outside.她的目光禁不住被外面的风景所吸引。
2 opposition eIUxU     
n.反对,敌对
参考例句:
  • The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.该党领袖在自己的党內遇到了反对。
  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察设法制住了那个囚犯的反抗。
3 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 receding c22972dfbef8589fece6affb72f431d1     
v.逐渐远离( recede的现在分词 );向后倾斜;自原处后退或避开别人的注视;尤指问题
参考例句:
  • Desperately he struck out after the receding lights of the yacht. 游艇的灯光渐去渐远,他拼命划水追赶。 来自辞典例句
  • Sounds produced by vehicles receding from us seem lower-pitched than usual. 渐渐远离我们的运载工具发出的声似乎比平常的音调低。 来自辞典例句
5 hovering 99fdb695db3c202536060470c79b067f     
鸟( hover的现在分词 ); 靠近(某事物); (人)徘徊; 犹豫
参考例句:
  • The helicopter was hovering about 100 metres above the pad. 直升机在离发射台一百米的上空盘旋。
  • I'm hovering between the concert and the play tonight. 我犹豫不决今晚是听音乐会还是看戏。
6 audit wuGzw     
v.审计;查帐;核对;旁听
参考例句:
  • Each year they audit our accounts and certify them as being true and fair.他们每年对我们进行账务审核,以确保其真实无误。
  • As usual,the yearly audit will take place in December.跟往常一样,年度审计将在十二月份进行。
7 ministry kD5x2     
n.(政府的)部;牧师
参考例句:
  • They sent a deputation to the ministry to complain.他们派了一个代表团到部里投诉。
  • We probed the Air Ministry statements.我们调查了空军部的记录。
8 plural c2WzP     
n.复数;复数形式;adj.复数的
参考例句:
  • Most plural nouns in English end in's '.英语的复数名词多以s结尾。
  • Here you should use plural pronoun.这里你应该用复数代词。
9 recede sAKzB     
vi.退(去),渐渐远去;向后倾斜,缩进
参考例句:
  • The colleges would recede in importance.大学的重要性会降低。
  • He saw that the dirty water had begun to recede.他发现那污浊的水开始往下退了。
10 recedes 45c5e593c51b7d92bf60642a770f43cb     
v.逐渐远离( recede的第三人称单数 );向后倾斜;自原处后退或避开别人的注视;尤指问题
参考例句:
  • For this reason the near point gradually recedes as one grows older. 由于这个原因,随着人渐渐变老,近点便逐渐后退。 来自辞典例句
  • Silent, mournful, abandoned, broken, Czechoslovakia recedes into the darkness. 缄默的、悲哀的、被抛弃的、支离破碎的捷克斯洛伐克,已在黑暗之中。 来自辞典例句
11 kidnapper ApAzj1     
n.绑架者,拐骗者
参考例句:
  • The kidnapper was shot dead then and there by the armed policeman.绑架者被武装警察当时当地击毙。
  • The kidnapper strangled the child with a piece of string.绑票的人用一根绳子把这孩子勒死了。
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