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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-06-13

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1. A hurricane warning is in effect for parts of Florida and evacuation has been ordered for residents in low-lying areas on a stretch of the Gulf1 Coast. Tropical Storm Alberto is the first named storm of the hurricane season.

2. President Bush is meeting with top advisors2 at Camp David to plan the future of the war in Iraq. The administration is seeking to boost public support on Iraq war policy and capitalize on the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Bush says Iraq's neighbors need to do more to help.

3. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is in a hospital after a motorcycle crash in downtown Pittsburgh. His agent says Roethlisberger has a broken jaw3 and nose.

4. The US soccer team lost their opening World Cup match. The Czech Republic beat Team USA 3-0. Next, the U. S. will play Italy, Saturday.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. low-lying : adj
Low-lying land is at, near, or below sea level.
e.g. Sea walls collapsed4, and low-lying areas were flooded.
lowlands : the form lowland is also used as a modifier. N-plural
also lowland. Lowlands are an area of low, flat land.

2. Camp David :
The Naval5 Support Facility Thurmont, popularly known as Camp David, is the rustic6 125-acre (0.5 km²) mountain retreat of the President of the United States. Camp David is part of the Catoctin Mountain Park recreational area in Frederick County, Maryland, outside Washington, DC.

3. capitalize : verb
If you capitalize on a situation, you use it to gain some advantage for yourself.
e.g. The rebels seem to be trying to capitalize on the public's discontent with the government.

4. Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

5. Ben Roethlisberger
Benjamin Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982 in Findlay, Ohio), and nicknamed "Big Ben," is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He led his team to a victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL in just his second year in the league and is the youngest quarterback to do so. Ben attended Miami University in Ohio.

6. agent : n-count
An agent is a person who looks after someone else's business affairs or does business on their behalf. (BUSINESS)
e.g. You are buying direct, rather than through an agent.
= representative

7. jaw : n-count
Your jaw is the lower part of your face below your mouth. The movement of your jaw is sometimes considered to express a particular emotion. For example, if your jaw drops, you are very surprised.
e.g. He thought for a moment, stroking his well-defined jaw.

8. beat : verb
If you beat someone in a competition or election, you defeat them.
e.g. In yesterday's games, Switzerland beat the United States two-one.

9. play : verb
When one person or team plays another or plays against them, they compete against them in a sport or game.
e.g. Northern Ireland will play Latvia.


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1 gulf 1e0xp     
n.海湾;深渊,鸿沟;分歧,隔阂
参考例句:
  • The gulf between the two leaders cannot be bridged.两位领导人之间的鸿沟难以跨越。
  • There is a gulf between the two cities.这两座城市间有个海湾。
2 advisors 9c02a9c1778f1533c47ade215559070d     
n.顾问,劝告者( advisor的名词复数 );(指导大学新生学科问题等的)指导教授
参考例句:
  • The governors felt that they were being strung along by their advisors. 地方长官感到他们一直在受顾问们的愚弄。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • We will consult together with advisors about her education. 我们将一起和专家商议她的教育事宜。 来自互联网
3 jaw 5xgy9     
n.颚,颌,说教,流言蜚语;v.喋喋不休,教训
参考例句:
  • He delivered a right hook to his opponent's jaw.他给了对方下巴一记右钩拳。
  • A strong square jaw is a sign of firm character.强健的方下巴是刚毅性格的标志。
4 collapsed cwWzSG     
adj.倒塌的
参考例句:
  • Jack collapsed in agony on the floor. 杰克十分痛苦地瘫倒在地板上。
  • The roof collapsed under the weight of snow. 房顶在雪的重压下突然坍塌下来。
5 naval h1lyU     
adj.海军的,军舰的,船的
参考例句:
  • He took part in a great naval battle.他参加了一次大海战。
  • The harbour is an important naval base.该港是一个重要的海军基地。
6 rustic mCQz9     
adj.乡村的,有乡村特色的;n.乡下人,乡巴佬
参考例句:
  • It was nearly seven months of leisurely rustic living before Michael felt real boredom.这种悠闲的乡村生活过了差不多七个月之后,迈克尔开始感到烦闷。
  • We hoped the fresh air and rustic atmosphere would help him adjust.我们希望新鲜的空气和乡村的氛围能帮他调整自己。
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