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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-12-06

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1. The search is still on for a missing man whose wife and children were rescued in a remote section of Oregon yesterday. Officials believe James Kim is still within a 5-mile range of the car that he left on Saturday. The family was last seen together on November 25th.

2. There is one more hurdle1 to cross for secretary of defense2 nominee3 Robert Gates. Gates won approval by a Senate panel today. A full vote is expected tomorrow.

3. Tugboats were helped out by Mother Nature's high tide as the USS Intrepid5 was moved from its Manhattan pier6 today. The 36,000-ton ship that was stuck in mud was towed to New Jersey7 for renovations.

4. Sylvester Stallone is giving the Smithsonian Institution the robe, trunks and gloves that he wore as boxer8 Rocky Balboa. The 60-year-old Stallone says he's honored but that he didn't expect to be with a dinosaur9 so soon.

WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. tugboat : N-COUNT
A tugboat or tug4 is a small powerful boat which pulls large ships, usually when they come into a port.

2. intrepid : ADJ
An intrepid person acts in a brave way.

3. renovate10 : VERB
If someone renovates11 an old building, they repair and improve it and get it back into good condition.

4. robe N-COUNT
A robe is a loose piece of clothing which covers all of your body and reaches the ground. You can describe someone as wearing a robe or as wearing robes.


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1 hurdle T5YyU     
n.跳栏,栏架;障碍,困难;vi.进行跨栏赛
参考例句:
  • The weather will be the biggest hurdle so I have to be ready.天气将会是最大的障碍,所以我必须要作好准备。
  • She clocked 11.6 seconds for the 80 metre hurdle.八十米跳栏赛跑她跑了十一秒六。
2 defense AxbxB     
n.防御,保卫;[pl.]防务工事;辩护,答辩
参考例句:
  • The accused has the right to defense.被告人有权获得辩护。
  • The war has impacted the area with military and defense workers.战争使那个地区挤满了军队和防御工程人员。
3 nominee FHLxv     
n.被提名者;被任命者;被推荐者
参考例句:
  • His nominee for vice president was elected only after a second ballot.他提名的副总统在两轮投票后才当选。
  • Mr.Francisco is standing as the official nominee for the post of District Secretary.弗朗西斯科先生是行政书记职位的正式提名人。
4 tug 5KBzo     
v.用力拖(或拉);苦干;n.拖;苦干;拖船
参考例句:
  • We need to tug the car round to the front.我们需要把那辆车拉到前面。
  • The tug is towing three barges.那只拖船正拖着三只驳船。
5 intrepid NaYzz     
adj.无畏的,刚毅的
参考例句:
  • He is not really satisfied with his intrepid action.他没有真正满意他的无畏行动。
  • John's intrepid personality made him a good choice for team leader.约翰勇敢的个性适合作领导工作。
6 pier U22zk     
n.码头;桥墩,桥柱;[建]窗间壁,支柱
参考例句:
  • The pier of the bridge has been so badly damaged that experts worry it is unable to bear weight.这座桥的桥桩破损厉害,专家担心它已不能负重。
  • The ship was making towards the pier.船正驶向码头。
7 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。
8 boxer sxKzdR     
n.制箱者,拳击手
参考例句:
  • The boxer gave his opponent a punch on the nose.这个拳击手朝他对手的鼻子上猛击一拳。
  • He moved lightly on his toes like a boxer.他像拳击手一样踮着脚轻盈移动。
9 dinosaur xuSxp     
n.恐龙
参考例句:
  • Are you trying to tell me that David was attacked by a dinosaur?你是想要告诉我大卫被一支恐龙所攻击?
  • He stared at the faithful miniature of the dinosaur.他凝视著精确的恐龙缩小模型。
10 renovate 0VOxE     
vt.更新,革新,刷新
参考例句:
  • The couple spent thousands renovating the house.这对夫妇花了几千元来翻新房子。
  • They are going to renovate the old furniture.他们准备将旧家具整修一番。
11 renovates 9374a3c5f87e674f4a688bb9a67d54d5     
翻新,修复,整修( renovate的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
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