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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-04-21

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1. The bells are tolling1 as Virginia pauses to pay tribute to those killed in the Virginia Tech shootings. It's a day of mourning in the state and for many around country and the world.

2. One of the Virginia Tech victims was buried in Israel today. Liviu Librescu was killed as he tried to block the killer2 from entering his classroom. The 76-year-old Holocaust3 survivor4 is being called the hero for his last stand allowing his students to escape by keeping the gunman out.

3. New Jersey5 officials are fanning out across the state trying to tally6 all the damage from last weekend's flooding. The storm left large swaths of the state underwater for days. So far officials are estimating the nor'easter caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

4. Take a look at this. A truck in West Virginia was caught barreling through a gas pump and right into a small service station with three people inside. Police say the driver was asleep at the wheel. Amazingly no one was seriously injured.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. fan out: phrase
If a group of people or things fan out, they move away from a particular point in different directions.

2. nor'easter: n-count
A nor'easter is a storm or gale7 blowing from the northeast.
= northeaster

3. barrel: verb
If a vehicle is barreling in a particular direction, they are moving very quickly in that direction. (mainly AM)


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1 tolling ddf676bac84cf3172f0ec2a459fe3e76     
[财]来料加工
参考例句:
  • A remote bell is tolling. 远处的钟声响了。
  • Indeed, the bells were tolling, the people were trooping into the handsome church. 真的,钟声响了,人们成群结队走进富丽堂皇的教堂。
2 killer rpLziK     
n.杀人者,杀人犯,杀手,屠杀者
参考例句:
  • Heart attacks have become Britain's No.1 killer disease.心脏病已成为英国的头号致命疾病。
  • The bulk of the evidence points to him as her killer.大量证据证明是他杀死她的。
3 holocaust dd5zE     
n.大破坏;大屠杀
参考例句:
  • The Auschwitz concentration camp always remind the world of the holocaust.奥辛威茨集中营总是让世人想起大屠杀。
  • Ahmadinejad is denying the holocaust because he's as brutal as Hitler was.内贾德否认大屠杀,因为他像希特勒一样残忍。
4 survivor hrIw8     
n.生存者,残存者,幸存者
参考例句:
  • The sole survivor of the crash was an infant.这次撞车的惟一幸存者是一个婴儿。
  • There was only one survivor of the plane crash.这次飞机失事中只有一名幸存者。
5 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。
6 tally Gg1yq     
n.计数器,记分,一致,测量;vt.计算,记录,使一致;vi.计算,记分,一致
参考例句:
  • Don't forget to keep a careful tally of what you spend.别忘了仔细记下你的开支账目。
  • The facts mentioned in the report tally to every detail.报告中所提到的事实都丝毫不差。
7 gale Xf3zD     
n.大风,强风,一阵闹声(尤指笑声等)
参考例句:
  • We got our roof blown off in the gale last night.昨夜的大风把我们的房顶给掀掉了。
  • According to the weather forecast,there will be a gale tomorrow.据气象台预报,明天有大风。
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