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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-11-26

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1. An early morning shooting in the Queens Borough1 of New York City has left one man dead on his wedding day. It is not clear what sparked the fatal shooting, but witnesses say police shot 3 men who had just left a bachelor party. Two other men in the group were hospitalized; one remains2 in critical condition.

2. With dangerously cold temperatures predicted for Saturday night, the search is widened for 2 young brothers missing from the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The boys have been missing from their Minnesota home since Wednesday morning. The FBI is investigating the possibility of foul3 play.

3. British detectives are now searching through hours of security video, looking for clues into who may have poisoned an ex-Russian spy. Alexander Litvinenko died Thursday from a fatal dose of a radioactive substance. Litvinenko, a fierce critic of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, left bitter words for him from his deathbed.

4. These images show icebergs5 that have drifted unusually close to the coast of New Zealand. Large chunks6 of one iceberg4 have broken off, exposing a rare sight--the normally hidden underside of the iceberg.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. borough : N-COUNT
A borough is a town, or a district within a large town, which has its own council.

2. spark : VERB
If one thing sparks another, the first thing cause the second thing to start happening.

3. bachelor party : N-COUNT
A bachelor party (also called a stag party, stag night, or bucks7 party) is a party held for a bachelor shortly before he enters marriage, to make the most of his final opportunity to engage in activities a new wife might not approve of, or merely to spend time bonding with his male friends (often in his wedding party afterwards).

4. foul play : UN-COUNT
Foul play is criminal violence or activity that results in a person's death.

5. break off : PHR
If part of something breaks off or if you break it off, it comes off or is removed by force.

6. underside : N-COUNT
The underside of something is the part of it which normally faces towards the ground.


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1 borough EdRyS     
n.享有自治权的市镇;(英)自治市镇
参考例句:
  • He was slated for borough president.他被提名做自治区主席。
  • That's what happened to Harry Barritt of London's Bromley borough.住在伦敦的布罗姆利自治市的哈里.巴里特就经历了此事。
2 remains 1kMzTy     
n.剩余物,残留物;遗体,遗迹
参考例句:
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
3 foul Sfnzy     
adj.污秽的;邪恶的;v.弄脏;妨害;犯规;n.犯规
参考例句:
  • Take off those foul clothes and let me wash them.脱下那些脏衣服让我洗一洗。
  • What a foul day it is!多么恶劣的天气!
4 iceberg CbKx0     
n.冰山,流冰,冷冰冰的人
参考例句:
  • The ship hit an iceberg and went under.船撞上一座冰山而沉没了。
  • The glacier calved a large iceberg.冰河崩解而形成一个大冰山。
5 icebergs 71cdbb120fe8de8e449c16eaeca8d8a8     
n.冰山,流冰( iceberg的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The drift of the icebergs in the sea endangers the ships. 海上冰山的漂流危及船只的安全。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The icebergs towered above them. 冰山高耸于他们上方。 来自辞典例句
6 chunks a0e6aa3f5109dc15b489f628b2f01028     
厚厚的一块( chunk的名词复数 ); (某物)相当大的数量或部分
参考例句:
  • a tin of pineapple chunks 一罐菠萝块
  • Those chunks of meat are rather large—could you chop them up a bIt'smaller? 这些肉块相当大,还能再切小一点吗?
7 bucks a391832ce78ebbcfc3ed483cc6d17634     
n.雄鹿( buck的名词复数 );钱;(英国十九世纪初的)花花公子;(用于某些表达方式)责任v.(马等)猛然弓背跃起( buck的第三人称单数 );抵制;猛然震荡;马等尥起后蹄跳跃
参考例句:
  • They cost ten bucks. 这些值十元钱。
  • They are hunting for bucks. 他们正在猎雄兔。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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