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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-11-18

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1. Iraqi authorities are warning two kidnapped security company employees may still be in danger despite reports indicating their release earlier. Four Americans and an Austrian were taken hostage Thursday when a convoy1 they were riding in was hijacked2 near Kuwait.

2. A deadly tornado3, which took the lives of eight people, has left a massive amount of damage in North Carolina. People displaced by Thursday's storm began the cleanup early Friday. The deadly storms left a three-day path of destruction from Louisiana to Maine knocking out power and flooding streets.

3. Bo Schembechler, who became one of college football's great coaches in two decades at Michigan, died Friday after taping a TV show on the eve of his school's big match-up with longtime rival Ohio State.

4. The rush to buy one of Sony's new PlayStation 3 gaming consoles turned violent when a crowd of people rushed an electronic store in Fresno, California. People got trample4d in the parking lot. According to police, two people were arrested in the stampede.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. displace: verb
When a person or a group of people is displaced, they are forced move away from the area where they live.

2. match-up: n-count
Match-up means the same as match.

3. console: n-count
A console is a panel with a number of switches that is used to operate a machine.

4. trample: verb
If someone is trampled5, they are injured or killed by being stepped by animals or by other people.

5. stampede: n-count
If there is a stampede, a group of people or animals run in a wild, uncontrolled way.


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1 convoy do6zu     
vt.护送,护卫,护航;n.护送;护送队
参考例句:
  • The convoy was snowed up on the main road.护送队被大雪困在干路上了。
  • Warships will accompany the convoy across the Atlantic.战舰将护送该船队过大西洋。
2 hijacked 54f3e68c506e45e75f9a155a27738c2f     
劫持( hijack的过去式和过去分词 ); 绑架; 拦路抢劫; 操纵(会议等,以推销自己的意图)
参考例句:
  • The plane was hijacked by two armed men on a flight from London to Rome. 飞机在从伦敦飞往罗马途中遭到两名持械男子劫持。
  • The plane was hijacked soon after it took off. 那架飞机起飞后不久被劫持了。
3 tornado inowl     
n.飓风,龙卷风
参考例句:
  • A tornado whirled into the town last week.龙卷风上周袭击了这座城市。
  • The approaching tornado struck awe in our hearts.正在逼近的龙卷风使我们惊恐万分。
4 trample 9Jmz0     
vt.踩,践踏;无视,伤害,侵犯
参考例句:
  • Don't trample on the grass. 勿踏草地。
  • Don't trample on the flowers when you play in the garden. 在花园里玩耍时,不要踩坏花。
5 trampled 8c4f546db10d3d9e64a5bba8494912e6     
踩( trample的过去式和过去分词 ); 践踏; 无视; 侵犯
参考例句:
  • He gripped his brother's arm lest he be trampled by the mob. 他紧抓着他兄弟的胳膊,怕他让暴民踩着。
  • People were trampled underfoot in the rush for the exit. 有人在拼命涌向出口时被踩在脚下。
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