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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-01-27

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1. At least 14 people are dead and dozens hurt in a market bombing in Baghdad. The bomb was apparently1 hidden in a box carrying pigeons2. The market is where birds, dogs, cats and other animals are bought and sold.

2. President Bush will be in a retreat3 on Chesapeake Bay today to meet with GOP lawmakers. Press Secretary Tony Snow says the group probably will spend most of the time talking about domestic4 issues, everything from healthcare to energy, rather than focusing on Iraq.

3. Police in Florida are finding5 more clues as they investigate a mummified baby found in a suitcase. The baby was wrapped in a newspaper from 1957. The woman who found the boy is the daughter of a deceased couple. She's shocked by the discovery.

4. Parades, balloons, native celebrations, boat races and a presentation to the Australian of the Year--all part of National Day festivities down under. The first white settlement of the continent of Australia was established January 26th, 1788.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. mummify: verb
If a dead body is mummified, it is preserved, for example by rubbing6 it with special oils and wrapping it in cloth.

2. deceased: adj.
The deceased person is one who has recently died. (FORMAL)

3. festivity: n-count
Festivities are events that are organized in order to celebrate something.

4. down under: phrase
People sometimes refer to Australia and New Zealand as down under. (INFORMAL)


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1 apparently tMmyQ     
adv.显然地;表面上,似乎
参考例句:
  • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space.山穷水尽,豁然开朗。
  • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
2 pigeons pigeons     
n. 鸽子 名词pigeon的复数形式
参考例句:
  • the sound of pigeons cooing 鸽子咕咕的叫声
  • The boy frightened away the pigeons from the roof. 那男孩把屋顶上的鸽子吓飞了。
3 retreat tDjyx     
n.休息寓所,撤退,隐居;v.撤退,向后倾
参考例句:
  • You cannot retreat from your responsibility in this affair.你不能回避在这一事件中的责任。
  • They knew when to attack and when to retreat.他们知道什么时候进攻和什么时候撤退。
4 domestic QsjxC     
adj.家里的,国内的,本国的;n.家仆,佣人
参考例句:
  • This is domestic news.这是国内新闻。
  • She does the domestic affairs every day.她每天都忙家务。
5 finding 5tAzVe     
n.发现,发现物;调查的结果
参考例句:
  • The finding makes some sense.该发现具有一定的意义。
  • That's an encouraging finding.这是一个鼓舞人心的发现。
6 rubbing c0ea05d88d62174bf5e65000367d38b5     
n. 摩擦, 研磨, 按磨
参考例句:
  • This insect makes its strange noise by rubbing its back legs together. 这只昆虫摩擦它的两条后腿发出一种奇怪的声音。
  • Jerry was already unhappy because he fumbled the ball,but his teammates kept rubbing it in. 本来杰瑞就很不高兴,因为他失了球,而他的队友们还一再提那件事。
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