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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-02-01

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1. British counter-terrorism police have arrested 9 people in an alleged1 kidnapping plot. Reports state the planning involved torturing and beheading a British Muslim soldier and then showing it all over the Internet.

2. Baghdad has been set with even more insurgent2 attacks. At least 12 people have been killed Wednesday in a series of car bombings and a mortar3 attack. Both Shiite and Sunni areas were targeted.

3. President Bush is joining the course of critics complaining about the huge salaries and bonuses corporate4 executives are pulling in. He says their pay should be tied to how well they do on the job.

4. The Bears and Colts are making their final preparations before the big game. With just a few days to go before the Super Bowl kicks off, both teams are expected to spend this time fine-tuning their game plans.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. pull in: phrase
If you pull in an amount of money, you earn or collect that amount. (INFORMAL)

2. fine tune5: verb
If you fine-tune something, you make very small precise changes in order to make it as successful or effective as it possibly can be.


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1 alleged gzaz3i     
a.被指控的,嫌疑的
参考例句:
  • It was alleged that he had taken bribes while in office. 他被指称在任时收受贿赂。
  • alleged irregularities in the election campaign 被指称竞选运动中的不正当行为
2 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。
3 mortar 9EsxR     
n.灰浆,灰泥;迫击炮;v.把…用灰浆涂接合
参考例句:
  • The mason flushed the joint with mortar.泥工用灰浆把接缝处嵌平。
  • The sound of mortar fire seemed to be closing in.迫击炮的吼声似乎正在逼近。
4 corporate 7olzl     
adj.共同的,全体的;公司的,企业的
参考例句:
  • This is our corporate responsibility.这是我们共同的责任。
  • His corporate's life will be as short as a rabbit's tail.他的公司的寿命是兔子尾巴长不了。
5 tune NmnwW     
n.调子;和谐,协调;v.调音,调节,调整
参考例句:
  • He'd written a tune,and played it to us on the piano.他写了一段曲子,并在钢琴上弹给我们听。
  • The boy beat out a tune on a tin can.那男孩在易拉罐上敲出一首曲子。
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