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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-12-07

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1. The body of San Francisco father James Kim has been found in Oregon. He'd been missing since Saturday when he left his family to search for help. Kim's wife and 2 children were rescued Monday after a 9-day ordeal1 in the wilderness2.

2. An explosion that may have started in a large propane tank destroyed an industrial warehouse3 near downtown Milwaukee. Three people were killed, 37 injured and an undetermined number of workers are missing.

3. The Iraq Study Group says President Bush's policies in Iraq are not working. The high-level commission is calling for the withdrawal4 of most US troops by early 2008.

4. Continually worsening weather forecasts and 2 late-breaking technical worries are creating uncertainty5 around the planned night launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery. The shuttle's 33rd trip into space is scheduled to be a 12-day mission.

WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. wilderness : N-COUNT
A wilderness is a desert or other area of natural land which is not used by people.

2. propane : N-UNCOUNT
Propane is a gas that is used for cooking and heating.

3. break : VERB
When a piece of news breaks, people hear about it from the newspapers, television, or radio.


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1 ordeal B4Pzs     
n.苦难经历,(尤指对品格、耐力的)严峻考验
参考例句:
  • She managed to keep her sanity throughout the ordeal.在那场磨难中她始终保持神志正常。
  • Being lost in the wilderness for a week was an ordeal for me.在荒野里迷路一星期对我来说真是一场磨难。
2 wilderness SgrwS     
n.杳无人烟的一片陆地、水等,荒漠
参考例句:
  • She drove the herd of cattle through the wilderness.她赶着牛群穿过荒野。
  • Education in the wilderness is not a matter of monetary means.荒凉地区的教育不是钱财问题。
3 warehouse 6h7wZ     
n.仓库;vt.存入仓库
参考例句:
  • We freighted the goods to the warehouse by truck.我们用卡车把货物运到仓库。
  • The manager wants to clear off the old stocks in the warehouse.经理想把仓库里积压的存货处理掉。
4 withdrawal Cfhwq     
n.取回,提款;撤退,撤军;收回,撤销
参考例句:
  • The police were forced to make a tactical withdrawal.警方被迫进行战术撤退。
  • They insisted upon a withdrawal of the statement and a public apology.他们坚持要收回那些话并公开道歉。
5 uncertainty NlFwK     
n.易变,靠不住,不确知,不确定的事物
参考例句:
  • Her comments will add to the uncertainty of the situation.她的批评将会使局势更加不稳定。
  • After six weeks of uncertainty,the strain was beginning to take its toll.6个星期的忐忑不安后,压力开始产生影响了。
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