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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-03-21

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1. The White House has offered a plan for congressional investigators1 looking into the firings of eight federal prosecutors2. Presidential advisor3 Karl Rove and former counsel Harriet Miers will be made available for questioning, but not testimony4 under oath.

2. A homecoming for a Boy Scout5 lost in North Carolina, lost since last Saturday. A tracking dog helped find 12-year-old Michael Auberry on a wooded ridge6 weak and dehydrated about a mile from where he wandered away.

3. The baseball season is on for Bluffton University less than three weeks after the team's bus toppled off an Atlanta overpass8 killing9 five players. The players made the decision after getting approvals from the families of their dead comrades.

4. A purse snatching caught on tape in Denver. First the grab, then the victim goes after the robber who is now driving a car. She hangs on, but eventually falling away from the vehicle. Police want your help in finding the suspect.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. ridge n-count
A ridge is a long, narrow piece of raised land.

2. dehydrate7 verb
If you dehydrate or if something dehydrates you, you lose too much water from your body so that you feel weak or ill.

3. wander verb
If a person wanders from a place where they are supposed to stay, they move away from the place without going in a particular direction.

4. hang on
If you hang on, you avoid failure in spite of great difficulties or opposition10.


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1 investigators e970f9140785518a87fc81641b7c89f7     
n.调查者,审查者( investigator的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • This memo could be the smoking gun that investigators have been looking for. 这份备忘录可能是调查人员一直在寻找的证据。
  • The team consisted of six investigators and two secretaries. 这个团队由六个调查人员和两个秘书组成。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 prosecutors a638e6811c029cb82f180298861e21e9     
检举人( prosecutor的名词复数 ); 告发人; 起诉人; 公诉人
参考例句:
  • In some places,public prosecutors are elected rather than appointed. 在有些地方,检察官是经选举而非任命产生的。 来自口语例句
  • You've been summoned to the Prosecutors' Office, 2 days later. 你在两天以后被宣到了检察官的办公室。
3 advisor JKByk     
n.顾问,指导老师,劝告者
参考例句:
  • They employed me as an advisor.他们聘请我当顾问。
  • The professor is engaged as a technical advisor.这位教授被聘请为技术顾问。
4 testimony zpbwO     
n.证词;见证,证明
参考例句:
  • The testimony given by him is dubious.他所作的证据是可疑的。
  • He was called in to bear testimony to what the police officer said.他被传入为警官所说的话作证。
5 scout oDGzi     
n.童子军,侦察员;v.侦察,搜索
参考例句:
  • He was mistaken for an enemy scout and badly wounded.他被误认为是敌人的侦察兵,受了重伤。
  • The scout made a stealthy approach to the enemy position.侦察兵偷偷地靠近敌军阵地。
6 ridge KDvyh     
n.山脊;鼻梁;分水岭
参考例句:
  • We clambered up the hillside to the ridge above.我们沿着山坡费力地爬上了山脊。
  • The infantry were advancing to attack the ridge.步兵部队正在向前挺进攻打山脊。
7 dehydrate nmoyq     
vt.使脱水
参考例句:
  • People can very quickly dehydrate in the desert.人在沙漠里很快就会脱水。
  • Without these structures, many warm-blooded animals would quickly dehydrate,especially in dry climates.没有这样的结构,许多温血动物将很快脱水,特别是在干燥的气候条件下。
8 overpass pmVz3Z     
n.天桥,立交桥
参考例句:
  • I walked through an overpass over the road.我步行穿过那条公路上面的立交桥。
  • We should take the overpass when crossing the road.我们过马路应走天桥。
9 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。
10 opposition eIUxU     
n.反对,敌对
参考例句:
  • The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.该党领袖在自己的党內遇到了反对。
  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察设法制住了那个囚犯的反抗。
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