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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-03-28

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1. President Bush wants Press Secretary Tony Snow to stay strong, now that his cancer has returned and spread to his liver. The discovery was made while Snow was having surgery to remove a small growth. He battled colon1 cancer two years ago.

2. In Maryland, a man and his four children were found dead in a townhouse. The children were in beds beneath sheets, the father hanging by a rope from a banister. The family's mother is missing. Police made the discovery after a school employee noticed the children absent for several days. Authorities are looking for a motive2.

3. An aide to Virginia Senator Jim Webb faces weapons violations3 following his arrest yesterday for allegedly trying to carry a gun into a Senate office building. The Senator's office calls the incident an oversight4. Webb says the arrest is enormously unfortunate.

4. In Arizona, inmates6 are chasing dreams, American Idol7 style. This is Inmate5 Idle. That's I-D-L-E, a competition the Maricopa County sheriff dreamed up to boost inmates' self-esteem and make use of their idle time. Inmates auditioned9 with the best belting are now before judges including the sheriff.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. colon: n-uncount 结肠
Your colon is the part of your intestine10 above your rectum.

2. audition8: n-count 试镜
An audition is a short performance given by an actor, dancer or musician so that a director or conductor can decide if they are good enough to be in a play, film or orchestra.

3. belting: n-uncount
Belting is a specific technique of singing by which a singer uses his or her chest voice in order to produce high and powerful pitches.

4. sheriff: n-count
In the United States, a sheriff is a person who is elected to make sure that the law is obeyed in a particular county.


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1 colon jqfzJ     
n.冒号,结肠,直肠
参考例句:
  • Here,too,the colon must be followed by a dash.这里也是一样,应当在冒号后加破折号。
  • The colon is the locus of a large concentration of bacteria.结肠是大浓度的细菌所在地。
2 motive GFzxz     
n.动机,目的;adv.发动的,运动的
参考例句:
  • The police could not find a motive for the murder.警察不能找到谋杀的动机。
  • He had some motive in telling this fable.他讲这寓言故事是有用意的。
3 violations 403b65677d39097086593415b650ca21     
违反( violation的名词复数 ); 冒犯; 违反(行为、事例); 强奸
参考例句:
  • This is one of the commonest traffic violations. 这是常见的违反交通规则之例。
  • These violations of the code must cease forthwith. 这些违犯法规的行为必须立即停止。
4 oversight WvgyJ     
n.勘漏,失察,疏忽
参考例句:
  • I consider this a gross oversight on your part.我把这件事看作是你的一大疏忽。
  • Your essay was not marked through an oversight on my part.由于我的疏忽你的文章没有打分。
5 inmate l4cyN     
n.被收容者;(房屋等的)居住人;住院人
参考例句:
  • I am an inmate of that hospital.我住在那家医院。
  • The prisoner is his inmate.那个囚犯和他同住一起。
6 inmates 9f4380ba14152f3e12fbdf1595415606     
n.囚犯( inmate的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • One of the inmates has escaped. 被收容的人中有一个逃跑了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The inmates were moved to an undisclosed location. 监狱里的囚犯被转移到一个秘密处所。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 idol Z4zyo     
n.偶像,红人,宠儿
参考例句:
  • As an only child he was the idol of his parents.作为独子,他是父母的宠儿。
  • Blind worship of this idol must be ended.对这个偶像的盲目崇拜应该结束了。
8 audition 8uazw     
n.(对志愿艺人等的)面试(指试读、试唱等)
参考例句:
  • I'm going to the audition but I don't expect I'll get a part.我去试音,可并不指望会给我个角色演出。
  • At first,they said he was too young,but later they called him for an audition.起初,他们说他太小,但后来他们叫他去试听。
9 auditioned 7a3b64b138cda8b1c7e21f61395dc3b1     
vi.试听(audition的过去式与过去分词形式)
参考例句:
  • None of the actresses we have auditioned is suitable. 我们试听的这些女演员都不合适。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • What is that, from some script you auditioned for in the '40s? 什么玩意儿是你40年代试的那些剧本吗? 来自电影对白
10 intestine rbpzY     
adj.内部的;国内的;n.肠
参考例句:
  • This vitamin is absorbed through the walls of the small intestine.这种维生素通过小肠壁被吸收。
  • The service productivity is the function,including external efficiency,intestine efficiency and capacity efficiency.服务业的生产率是一个包含有外部效率、内部效率和能力效率的函数。
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