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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-01-11

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1. President Bush is getting ready to make his latest pitch on how to win the war in Iraq. He's set to tell the nation tonight that he's sending in more than 21,000 troops. A top aide says the president would also acknowledge it was a mistake not to have more US and Iraqi boots on the ground in the first place.

2. Officials in Somalia say US forces have killed an al-Qaeda suspect accused of planning the attacks on two US embassies in 1998. The US have been hunting for Fazul Abdullah Mohammed since then and have put a five-million-dollar bounty1 on his head.

3. Authorities trying to track down a missing 13-year-old boy in Missouri say they are following more than 220 leads. The boy was last seen two days ago when he stepped off a school bus. And police want to know about a white pick-up truck spotted2 speeding away from near his home.

4. Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro has suffered a significant setback3. Doctors say they've been forced to remove damaged tissue from the horse's left hind4 hoof5. Barbaro shattered his right hind leg in the Preakness in May.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. make a pitch : PHR
If someone makes a pitch for something, they try to persuade people to do or buy it.

2. boot : N-COUNT
A marine6 or navy recruit in basic training.

3. bounty : N-COUNT
A bounty is money that is offered as a reward for doing something, especially for finding or killing7 a particular person.

4. track down : PHR-V
If you track down someone or something, you find them, or find information about them, after a difficult or long search.

5. lead : N-COUNT
A lead is a piece of information or an idea which may help people to discover facts in a situation where many facts are not known, for example in the investigation8 of a crime or in a scientific experiment.

6. pick-up truck : N-COUNT =pickup
A pick-up or a pick-up truck is a small truck with low sides that can be easily loaded and unloaded.

7. hoof : N-COUNT: usu pl
The hooves of an animal such as a horse are the hard lower parts of its feet.


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1 bounty EtQzZ     
n.慷慨的赠予物,奖金;慷慨,大方;施与
参考例句:
  • He is famous for his bounty to the poor.他因对穷人慷慨相助而出名。
  • We received a bounty from the government.我们收到政府给予的一笔补助金。
2 spotted 7FEyj     
adj.有斑点的,斑纹的,弄污了的
参考例句:
  • The milkman selected the spotted cows,from among a herd of two hundred.牛奶商从一群200头牛中选出有斑点的牛。
  • Sam's shop stocks short spotted socks.山姆的商店屯积了有斑点的短袜。
3 setback XzuwD     
n.退步,挫折,挫败
参考例句:
  • Since that time there has never been any setback in his career.从那时起他在事业上一直没有遇到周折。
  • She views every minor setback as a disaster.她把每个较小的挫折都看成重大灾难。
4 hind Cyoya     
adj.后面的,后部的
参考例句:
  • The animal is able to stand up on its hind limbs.这种动物能够用后肢站立。
  • Don't hind her in her studies.不要在学业上扯她后腿。
5 hoof 55JyP     
n.(马,牛等的)蹄
参考例句:
  • Suddenly he heard the quick,short click of a horse's hoof behind him.突然间,他听见背后响起一阵急骤的马蹄的得得声。
  • I was kicked by a hoof.我被一只蹄子踢到了。
6 marine 77Izo     
adj.海的;海生的;航海的;海事的;n.水兵
参考例句:
  • Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
7 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
8 investigation MRKzq     
n.调查,调查研究
参考例句:
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
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