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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-11-12

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1. On this Veterans’ Day, President Bush is praising US troops as "our nation's finest citizens". Speaking at Arlington National Cemetery1, Bush thanked US servicemen and women, and urged other Americans to do the same. Before his remarks, the president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns.

2. While many National Guard members are returning from duty just in time for Veterans’ Day, some combat brigades could be sent back for a second tour. Sending troops back to Iraq would depart from a Pentagon decision not to deploy2 reserves for more than 2 years.

3. The United States has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution, condemning3 the recent Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip. US Ambassador John Boton says the Arab-backed draft resolution was biased4 against Israel and politically motivated.

4. Western Wisconsin residents are shovel5ing out after a snowstorm hit the region. Fast falling flurries dumped six inches of snow on the area. Police say the storm made roads extra slippery but there were no serious problems.

WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. serviceman : N=COUNT
A serviceman is a man who is in the army, navy, or air force.

2. National Guard : N-COUNT
In the United States, the National Guard is a military force within an individual state, which can become part of the national army if there is a war or emergency.

3. brigade : N-COUNT
A brigade is one of the groups which an army is divided into.

4. biased : ADJ
If someone is biased, they prefer one group of people to another, and behave unfairly as a result.

5. shovel : VERB
If you shovel earth, coal, or snow, you lift and move it with a shovel.

6. flurry : N-COUNT
A flurry of something such as snow is a small amount of it that suddenly appears for a short time and moves in a quick, swirling6 way.


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1 cemetery ur9z7     
n.坟墓,墓地,坟场
参考例句:
  • He was buried in the cemetery.他被葬在公墓。
  • His remains were interred in the cemetery.他的遗体葬在墓地。
2 deploy Yw8x7     
v.(军)散开成战斗队形,布置,展开
参考例句:
  • The infantry began to deploy at dawn.步兵黎明时开始进入战斗位置。
  • The president said he had no intention of deploying ground troops.总统称并不打算部署地面部队。
3 condemning 3c571b073a8d53beeff1e31a57d104c0     
v.(通常因道义上的原因而)谴责( condemn的现在分词 );宣判;宣布…不能使用;迫使…陷于不幸的境地
参考例句:
  • The government issued a statement condemning the killings. 政府发表声明谴责这些凶杀事件。
  • I concur with the speaker in condemning what has been done. 我同意发言者对所做的事加以谴责。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
4 biased vyGzSn     
a.有偏见的
参考例句:
  • a school biased towards music and art 一所偏重音乐和艺术的学校
  • The Methods: They employed were heavily biased in the gentry's favour. 他们采用的方法严重偏袒中上阶级。
5 shovel cELzg     
n.铁锨,铲子,一铲之量;v.铲,铲出
参考例句:
  • He was working with a pick and shovel.他在用镐和铲干活。
  • He seized a shovel and set to.他拿起一把铲就干上了。
6 swirling Ngazzr     
v.旋转,打旋( swirl的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • Snowflakes were swirling in the air. 天空飘洒着雪花。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • She smiled, swirling the wine in her glass. 她微笑着,旋动着杯子里的葡萄酒。 来自辞典例句
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