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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-01-18

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1. More than 77,000 homes and businesses are without power in Oklahoma after a severe ice and snow storm knocked down branches and power lines. Utility crews say it may be next week before some people get power.

2. Audio tapes from a commuter1 plane crash last August revealed that the copilot noted2 it was weird3 that the airstrip had no lights on. Comair Flight 5191 then went down the wrong runway and crashed killing4 49 people of the 50 on board.

3. More Iraqis are dying in what appears to be a renewed campaign of Sunni insurgent5 violence against Shiites. Police say 17 people died after a suicide car bomb struck a busy marketplace in the Shiite district of Sadr City. Yesterday 142 people were killed in Iraq.

4. Rescuers are trying to hurl6 the last of a group of wayward dolphins back out to sea. The group became trapped in a shallow cove7 of Long Island south last week. Six dolphins remain trapped of the original group of more than 20.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. copilot : N-COUNT
The copilot of an aircraft is a pilot who assists the chief pilot.

2. airstrip : N-COUNT
An airstrip is a stretch of land which has been cleared so that aircraft can take off and land.

3. wayward : ADJ
If you describe a person or their behaviour as wayward, you mean that they behave in a selfish, bad, or unpredictable way, and are difficult to control.

4. cove : N-COUNT
A cove is a part of a coast where the land curves inwards so that the sea is partly enclosed.


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1 commuter ZXCyi     
n.(尤指市郊之间)乘公交车辆上下班者
参考例句:
  • Police cordoned off the road and diverted commuter traffic. 警察封锁了道路并分流交通。
  • She accidentally stepped on his foot on a crowded commuter train. 她在拥挤的通勤列车上不小心踩到了他的脚。
2 noted 5n4zXc     
adj.著名的,知名的
参考例句:
  • The local hotel is noted for its good table.当地的那家酒店以餐食精美而著称。
  • Jim is noted for arriving late for work.吉姆上班迟到出了名。
3 weird bghw8     
adj.古怪的,离奇的;怪诞的,神秘而可怕的
参考例句:
  • From his weird behaviour,he seems a bit of an oddity.从他不寻常的行为看来,他好像有点怪。
  • His weird clothes really gas me.他的怪衣裳简直笑死人。
4 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。
5 insurgent V4RyP     
adj.叛乱的,起事的;n.叛乱分子
参考例句:
  • Faruk says they are threatened both by insurgent and government forces.法鲁克说,他们受到暴乱分子和政府军队的双重威胁。
  • The insurgent mob assembled at the gate of the city park.叛变的暴徒聚在市立公园的门口。
6 hurl Yc4zy     
vt.猛投,力掷,声叫骂
参考例句:
  • The best cure for unhappiness is to hurl yourself into your work.医治愁苦的最好办法就是全身心地投入工作。
  • To hurl abuse is no way to fight.谩骂决不是战斗。
7 cove 9Y8zA     
n.小海湾,小峡谷
参考例句:
  • The shore line is wooded,olive-green,a pristine cove.岸边一带林木蓊郁,嫩绿一片,好一个山外的小海湾。
  • I saw two children were playing in a cove.我看到两个小孩正在一个小海湾里玩耍。
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