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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-02-12

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1. Finally a break for upstate New Yorkers. It didn't snow Sunday and residents took advantage to shovel1 off rooftops. But some were too late. The heavy snow caused some roofs to collapse2. Some cities have more than 10 feet of snow after 9 days of snowfall.

2. Senator Barack Obama says if Australian Prime Minister John Howard wants to fight the good fight in Iraq, perhaps he should send more troops. Howard criticized Obama for his position on the war. Obama says he's flattered President Bush's ally is attacking him.

3. A first for Harvard. Drew Gilpin Faust has been named the University's 28th president and the first woman to hold the positions. She is a noted3 scholar and historian. Faust takes over from Lawrence Summers who created controversy4 when he said gender5 differences could explain why women don't get top science jobs.

4. Felix Espinoza is not about to let a little thing like having no forearms deter6 him from painting. The Peruvian painter uses his mouth and foot to hold paintbrush. He's won international accolades8 for his watercolors and carvings9.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. shovel: verb
If you earth, coal or snow, you lift and move it with a shovel.

2. controversy: noun
Controversy is a lot of discussion and argument about something, often involving feelings of anger or disapproval10.

3. accolade7: n-count
If someone is given an accolade, something is done or said about them which shows how much people admire them. (FORMAL)


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1 shovel cELzg     
n.铁锨,铲子,一铲之量;v.铲,铲出
参考例句:
  • He was working with a pick and shovel.他在用镐和铲干活。
  • He seized a shovel and set to.他拿起一把铲就干上了。
2 collapse aWvyE     
vi.累倒;昏倒;倒塌;塌陷
参考例句:
  • The country's economy is on the verge of collapse.国家的经济已到了崩溃的边缘。
  • The engineer made a complete diagnosis of the bridge's collapse.工程师对桥的倒塌做了一次彻底的调查分析。
3 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。
4 controversy 6Z9y0     
n.争论,辩论,争吵
参考例句:
  • That is a fact beyond controversy.那是一个无可争论的事实。
  • We ran the risk of becoming the butt of every controversy.我们要冒使自己在所有的纷争中都成为众矢之的的风险。
5 gender slSyD     
n.(生理上的)性,(名词、代词等的)性
参考例句:
  • French differs from English in having gender for all nouns.法语不同于英语,所有的名词都有性。
  • Women are sometimes denied opportunities solely because of their gender.妇女有时仅仅因为性别而无法获得种种机会。
6 deter DmZzU     
vt.阻止,使不敢,吓住
参考例句:
  • Failure did not deter us from trying it again.失败并没有能阻挡我们再次进行试验。
  • Dogs can deter unwelcome intruders.狗能够阻拦不受欢迎的闯入者。
7 accolade EyDzB     
n.推崇备至,赞扬
参考例句:
  • Four restaurants have been awarded the highest accolade of a three-star rating.四家餐馆获授予三星级餐馆的最高荣誉称号。
  • The Nobel prize has become the ultimate accolade in the sciences.诺贝尔奖已成为科学界的最高荣誉。
8 accolades aa2b8bb076e81bf1e58ecf0d7d369c2b     
n.(连结几行谱表的)连谱号( accolade的名词复数 );嘉奖;(窗、门上方的)桃尖拱形线脚;册封爵士的仪式(用剑面在肩上轻拍一下)
参考例句:
  • Unlike other accolades for literature which tend to value style or experimentation. 有别于其他偏重风格活实验性的文学奖项。 来自互联网
  • Build your trophy room while amassing awards and accolades. 建立您的奖杯积累奖项和荣誉。 来自互联网
9 carvings 3ccde9120da2aaa238c9785046cb8f86     
n.雕刻( carving的名词复数 );雕刻术;雕刻品;雕刻物
参考例句:
  • The desk was ornamented with many carvings. 这桌子装饰有很多雕刻物。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Shell carvings are a specialty of the town. 贝雕是该城的特产。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 disapproval VuTx4     
n.反对,不赞成
参考例句:
  • The teacher made an outward show of disapproval.老师表面上表示不同意。
  • They shouted their disapproval.他们喊叫表示反对。
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