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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-02-20

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1. Three stranded1 climbers on Oregon's Mount Hood2 are making their way down the mountain. The trio had fallen off a ledge3 Sunday and had to hole up until rescue crews could find them on Monday morning. None was injured.

2. At least 66 people died when two bombs exploded on a train headed for Pakistan from India. Officials said the attack was aimed at undermining the peace process between the two countries. Both nations are investigating the bombing.

3. It's a new day for gay and lesbian couples in New Jersey4. Today the state began offering civil unions for same sex couples. A hotel offered brunch5 for the newly legalized couples who started getting their licenses6 just after midnight this morning.

4. Do soft vinyl lunch boxes pose a danger to children? The Consumer Product Safety Commission says no. But when the Associated Press looked over the agency's documents, it found that two tests found contradictory7 results. One determined8 the amount of lead in the vinyl which was high; the second determined how much lead rubbed off the boxes which was low. The government focused on that test saying it was a more realistic test.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. hole up: phrase
If you hole up somewhere, you hide or shut yourself there, usually so that people cannot find you or disturb you. (INFORMAL)

2. brunch: noun
Brunch is a meal that is eaten in the late morning. It is a combination of breakfast and lunch.

3. vinyl: noun
Vinyl is a strong plastic used for making things such as floor covering and furniture.


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1 stranded thfz18     
a.搁浅的,进退两难的
参考例句:
  • He was stranded in a strange city without money. 他流落在一个陌生的城市里, 身无分文,一筹莫展。
  • I was stranded in the strange town without money or friends. 我困在那陌生的城市,既没有钱,又没有朋友。
2 hood ddwzJ     
n.头巾,兜帽,覆盖;v.罩上,以头巾覆盖
参考例句:
  • She is wearing a red cloak with a hood.她穿着一件红色带兜帽的披风。
  • The car hood was dented in.汽车的发动机罩已凹了进去。
3 ledge o1Mxk     
n.壁架,架状突出物;岩架,岩礁
参考例句:
  • They paid out the line to lower him to the ledge.他们放出绳子使他降到那块岩石的突出部分。
  • Suddenly he struck his toe on a rocky ledge and fell.突然他的脚趾绊在一块突出的岩石上,摔倒了。
4 jersey Lp5zzo     
n.运动衫
参考例句:
  • He wears a cotton jersey when he plays football.他穿运动衫踢足球。
  • They were dressed alike in blue jersey and knickers.他们穿着一致,都是蓝色的运动衫和灯笼短裤。
5 brunch kWxzP     
n.早午餐
参考例句:
  • They eat much the same thing for brunch every day.每天早午餐他们总是吃同样的东西。
  • What did you have for your brunch?你早午饭都吃些什么?
6 licenses 9d2fccd1fa9364fe38442db17bb0cb15     
n.执照( license的名词复数 )v.批准,许可,颁发执照( license的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • Drivers have ten days' grace to renew their licenses. 驾驶员更换执照有10天的宽限期。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • Jewish firms couldn't get import or export licenses or raw materials. 犹太人的企业得不到进出口许可证或原料。 来自辞典例句
7 contradictory VpazV     
adj.反驳的,反对的,抗辩的;n.正反对,矛盾对立
参考例句:
  • The argument is internally contradictory.论据本身自相矛盾。
  • What he said was self-contradictory.他讲话前后不符。
8 determined duszmP     
adj.坚定的;有决心的
参考例句:
  • I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation.我已决定毕业后去西藏。
  • He determined to view the rooms behind the office.他决定查看一下办公室后面的房间。
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