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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-06-10

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1. It's unclear how, but Abu Musab al-Zarqawi apparently1 survived for some time after bombs were dropped on his hideout. The US military says the militant2 leader died yesterday shortly after US forces arrived on the scene. Five others were killed in the air raid.

2. One soldier was killed when a Blackhawk helicopter made a "precautionary landing". The army says the chopper didn't crash, rather it landed after a warning light came on. Four others were injured during the incident at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

3. Delphi says it has reached a deal with the United Auto3 Workers and General Motors to offer buyouts to hourly employees who aren't eligible4 for early retirement5. Under the agreement, workers with 26 years of service would reportedly be eligible for early retirement incentives6.

4. German soccer fans were dancing in the streets, literally7. A large crowd celebrated8 in the streets of Berlin today after the host nation beat Costa Rica in the opening match of the World Cup.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. precautionary : adj
Precautionary actions are taken in order to prevent something dangerous or unpleasant from happening. (FORMAL)
e.g. The local administration says the curfew is a precautionary measure.

2. chopper : n-count
A chopper is a helicopter. (INFORMAL)
e.g. Overhead, the chopper roared and the big blades churned the air.

3. come on : phrasal verb
When something such as a machine or system comes on, it starts working or functioning.
e.g. The central heating was coming on and the ancient wooden boards creaked.

4. buyout : n-count
A buyout is the buying of a company, especially by its managers or employees. (BUSINESS)
e.g. It is thought that a management buyout is one option.


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1 apparently tMmyQ     
adv.显然地;表面上,似乎
参考例句:
  • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space.山穷水尽,豁然开朗。
  • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
2 militant 8DZxh     
adj.激进的,好斗的;n.激进分子,斗士
参考例句:
  • Some militant leaders want to merge with white radicals.一些好斗的领导人要和白人中的激进派联合。
  • He is a militant in the movement.他在那次运动中是个激进人物。
3 auto ZOnyW     
n.(=automobile)(口语)汽车
参考例句:
  • Don't park your auto here.别把你的汽车停在这儿。
  • The auto industry has brought many people to Detroit.汽车工业把许多人吸引到了底特律。
4 eligible Cq6xL     
adj.有条件被选中的;(尤指婚姻等)合适(意)的
参考例句:
  • He is an eligible young man.他是一个合格的年轻人。
  • Helen married an eligible bachelor.海伦嫁给了一个中意的单身汉。
5 retirement TWoxH     
n.退休,退职
参考例句:
  • She wanted to enjoy her retirement without being beset by financial worries.她想享受退休生活而不必为金钱担忧。
  • I have to put everything away for my retirement.我必须把一切都积蓄起来以便退休后用。
6 incentives 884481806a10ef3017726acf079e8fa7     
激励某人做某事的事物( incentive的名词复数 ); 刺激; 诱因; 动机
参考例句:
  • tax incentives to encourage savings 鼓励储蓄的税收措施
  • Furthermore, subsidies provide incentives only for investments in equipment. 更有甚者,提供津贴仅是为鼓励增添设备的投资。 来自英汉非文学 - 环境法 - 环境法
7 literally 28Wzv     
adv.照字面意义,逐字地;确实
参考例句:
  • He translated the passage literally.他逐字逐句地翻译这段文字。
  • Sometimes she would not sit down till she was literally faint.有时候,她不走到真正要昏厥了,决不肯坐下来。
8 celebrated iwLzpz     
adj.有名的,声誉卓著的
参考例句:
  • He was soon one of the most celebrated young painters in England.不久他就成了英格兰最负盛名的年轻画家之一。
  • The celebrated violinist was mobbed by the audience.观众团团围住了这位著名的小提琴演奏家。
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