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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-05-19

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1. Federal agents expect to be at this Detroit-area horse farm for several weeks to search for clues to Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance1. The former Teamsters leader vanished in 1975.

2. The general tapped by President Bush to head the CIA was grill2ed by senators today about the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program. General Michael Hayden, the former head of the NSA, insisted the program is legal.

3. The biggest passenger plane ever built has landed at London Heathrow Airport earlier today to see if the busy airport can handle the massive aircraft. The Airbus A380 is a double-decker aircraft that holds 555 passengers.

4. A northern black bear cub4 was caught wandering near a Northern Virginia elementary school. Animal control officials removed the 17-month-old animal without incident.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. teamster : n-count
A teamster is a person who drives a truck. (AM; in BRIT, use lorry driver)
e.g. = trucker
Teamsters ------ 国际卡车司机同业公会
The International Brotherhood5 of Teamsters is the world’s most powerful labor6 union, and it’s an industrial union of truck drivers and chauffeurs7 and warehouse8 workers.

2. tap : verb------指定,选定
e.g. Mr. Smith was tapped for police commissioner9.

3. grill : verb
If you grill someone about something, you ask them a lot of questions for a long period of time. (INFORMAL)
e.g. The police grilled3 him for hours.

4. double-decker : adj
Double-decker items or structures have two layers or levels instead of one.

5. cub : n-count
A cub is a young wild animal such as a lion, wolf, or bear.
e.g. three five-week-old lion cubs10.

6. Animal Control ------ 动物收容所
Animal Shelter


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1 disappearance ouEx5     
n.消失,消散,失踪
参考例句:
  • He was hard put to it to explain her disappearance.他难以说明她为什么不见了。
  • Her disappearance gave rise to the wildest rumours.她失踪一事引起了各种流言蜚语。
2 grill wQ8zb     
n.烤架,铁格子,烤肉;v.烧,烤,严加盘问
参考例句:
  • Put it under the grill for a minute to brown the top.放在烤架下烤一分钟把上面烤成金黄色。
  • I'll grill you some mutton.我来给你烤一些羊肉吃。
3 grilled grilled     
adj. 烤的, 炙过的, 有格子的 动词grill的过去式和过去分词形式
参考例句:
  • He was grilled for two hours before the police let him go. 他被严厉盘查了两个小时后,警察才放他走。
  • He was grilled until he confessed. 他被严加拷问,直到他承认为止。
4 cub ny5xt     
n.幼兽,年轻无经验的人
参考例句:
  • The lion cub's mother was hunting for what she needs. 这只幼师的母亲正在捕猎。
  • The cub licked the milk from its mother's breast. 这头幼兽吸吮着它妈妈的奶水。
5 brotherhood 1xfz3o     
n.兄弟般的关系,手中情谊
参考例句:
  • They broke up the brotherhood.他们断绝了兄弟关系。
  • They live and work together in complete equality and brotherhood.他们完全平等和兄弟般地在一起生活和工作。
6 labor P9Tzs     
n.劳动,努力,工作,劳工;分娩;vi.劳动,努力,苦干;vt.详细分析;麻烦
参考例句:
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
7 chauffeurs bb6efbadc89ca152ec1113e8e8047350     
n.受雇于人的汽车司机( chauffeur的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Rich car buyers in China prefer to be driven by chauffeurs. 中国富裕的汽车购买者喜欢配备私人司机。 来自互联网
  • Chauffeurs need to have good driving skills and know the roads well. 司机需要有好的驾驶技术并且对道路很熟悉。 来自互联网
8 warehouse 6h7wZ     
n.仓库;vt.存入仓库
参考例句:
  • We freighted the goods to the warehouse by truck.我们用卡车把货物运到仓库。
  • The manager wants to clear off the old stocks in the warehouse.经理想把仓库里积压的存货处理掉。
9 commissioner gq3zX     
n.(政府厅、局、处等部门)专员,长官,委员
参考例句:
  • The commissioner has issued a warrant for her arrest.专员发出了对她的逮捕令。
  • He was tapped for police commissioner.他被任命为警务处长。
10 cubs 01d925a0dc25c0b909e51536316e8697     
n.幼小的兽,不懂规矩的年轻人( cub的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • a lioness guarding her cubs 守护幼崽的母狮
  • Lion cubs depend on their mother to feed them. 狮子的幼仔依靠母狮喂养。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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