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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-04-18

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1. Police say a Virginia Tech student was behind the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history. 23-year-old, Cho Seung-Hui was an English major and a native of South Korea. Tests put one gun at both shooting scenes. The gunman took his life at the end of the shooting rampage with a death toll1 of 33.

2. Classes are cancelled the rest of the week at Virginia Tech. The university's president says this gives students time to grieve. Norris Hall, a classroom building where most of the shootings took place will remain closed for the semester.

3. Parts of the Eastern Seaboard remain without power and some communities underwater after a strong spring storm. Parts of New Jersey2 got nine inches of rain. At least 16 deaths are blamed on the storm.

4. Today is the day the taxman coming. Taxpayers3 have until midnight to file. But residents of the Northeast [b]battered5 by strong storms get a two-day extension, just mark the return with April 16th storm or if filing electronically use the disaster feature.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. batter4: verb
If a place is battered by wind, rain or storms, it is seriously damaged or affected6 by very bad weather.


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1 toll LJpzo     
n.过路(桥)费;损失,伤亡人数;v.敲(钟)
参考例句:
  • The hailstone took a heavy toll of the crops in our village last night.昨晚那场冰雹损坏了我们村的庄稼。
  • The war took a heavy toll of human life.这次战争夺去了许多人的生命。
2 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。
3 taxpayers 8fa061caeafce8edc9456e95d19c84b4     
纳税人,纳税的机构( taxpayer的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Finance for education comes from taxpayers. 教育经费来自纳税人。
  • She was declaiming against the waste of the taxpayers' money. 她慷慨陈词猛烈抨击对纳税人金钱的浪费。
4 batter QuazN     
v.接连重击;磨损;n.牛奶面糊;击球员
参考例句:
  • The batter skied to the center fielder.击球手打出一个高飞球到中外野手。
  • Put a small quantity of sugar into the batter.在面糊里放少量的糖。
5 battered NyezEM     
adj.磨损的;v.连续猛击;磨损
参考例句:
  • He drove up in a battered old car.他开着一辆又老又破的旧车。
  • The world was brutally battered but it survived.这个世界遭受了惨重的创伤,但它还是生存下来了。
6 affected TzUzg0     
adj.不自然的,假装的
参考例句:
  • She showed an affected interest in our subject.她假装对我们的课题感到兴趣。
  • His manners are affected.他的态度不自然。
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