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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-06-12

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1. Cuba is tackling Alberto, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season developed into a tropical storm this morning. By afternoon, the storm had winds near 45 miles-per-hour, but the National Hurricane Center does not expect it to develop into a hurricane.

2. Al-Qaida in Iraq says it is still strong despite the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The group issued a statement over the Internet threatening major attacks in Iraq. Meanwhile, two U.S. military forensic1 examiners finish the autopsy2 on Zarqawi. The results could be made public in the next few days.

3. World Cup teams are attracting protestors. German Jews and politicians demonstrated against Iran's president before the Iranian team is matched with Mexico. President Ahmadinejad has denied the Holocaust3 took place. Protestors say he would not be welcome in Germany if he wants to visit the teams.

4. Even in the place of violence and unrest, the World Cup is bringing happiness. Children in a refugee camp in Dili, East Timor, are competing in their own version of the World Cup. Wearing jersey4s representing the strongest contenders in the real tournament, they competed all weekend, drawing more smiles than big money or television cameras.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. forensic : adj
Forensic is used to describe the work of scientists who examine evidence in order to help the police solve crimes.
e.g. Forensic experts searched the area for clues.

2. autopsy : n-count
An autopsy is an examination of a dead body by a doctor who cuts it open in order to try to discover the cause of death.
= post-mortem

3. match sb/sth with/against sb/sth : phrasal verb
to arrange for somebody to compete in a game or competition against somebody else
e.g. We are matched against last year’s champions in the first round.

4. jersey : n-count
A jersey is a knitted piece of clothing that covers the upper part of your body and your arms and does not open at the front. Jerseys5 are usually worn over a shirt or blouse. (OLD-FASHIONED)
e.g. His gray jersey and trousers were sodden6 with the rain.
= jumper, sweater, pullover

5. contender : n-count
A contender is someone who takes part in a competition. (JOURNALISM)
e.g. Her trainer said yesterday that she would be a strong contender for a place in Britain's Olympic squad7.

6. tournament : n-count
A tournament is a sports competition in which players who win a match continue to play further matches in the competition until just one person or team is left.


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1 forensic 96zyv     
adj.法庭的,雄辩的
参考例句:
  • The report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence.该报告包括他对法庭证据的诠释。
  • The judge concluded the proceeding on 10:30 Am after one hour of forensic debate.经过近一个小时的法庭辩论后,法官于10时30分宣布休庭。
2 autopsy xuVzm     
n.尸体解剖;尸检
参考例句:
  • They're carrying out an autopsy on the victim.他们正在给受害者验尸。
  • A hemorrhagic gut was the predominant lesion at autopsy.尸检的主要发现是肠出血。
3 holocaust dd5zE     
n.大破坏;大屠杀
参考例句:
  • The Auschwitz concentration camp always remind the world of the holocaust.奥辛威茨集中营总是让世人想起大屠杀。
  • Ahmadinejad is denying the holocaust because he's as brutal as Hitler was.内贾德否认大屠杀,因为他像希特勒一样残忍。
4 jersey Lp5zzo     
n.运动衫
参考例句:
  • He wears a cotton jersey when he plays football.他穿运动衫踢足球。
  • They were dressed alike in blue jersey and knickers.他们穿着一致,都是蓝色的运动衫和灯笼短裤。
5 jerseys 26c6e36a41f599d0f56d0246b900c354     
n.运动衫( jersey的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The maximum quantity of cotton jerseys this year is about DM25,000. 平方米的羊毛地毯超过了以往的订货。 来自口语例句
  • The NBA is mulling the prospect of stitching advertising logos onto jerseys. 大意:NBA官方正在酝酿一个大煞风景的计划——把广告标志绣上球服! 来自互联网
6 sodden FwPwm     
adj.浑身湿透的;v.使浸透;使呆头呆脑
参考例句:
  • We stripped off our sodden clothes.我们扒下了湿透的衣服。
  • The cardboard was sodden and fell apart in his hands.纸板潮得都发酥了,手一捏就碎。
7 squad 4G1zq     
n.班,小队,小团体;vt.把…编成班或小组
参考例句:
  • The squad leader ordered the men to mark time.班长命令战士们原地踏步。
  • A squad is the smallest unit in an army.班是军队的最小构成单位。
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