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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-04-22

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1. Memorial services are taking place today for some of the Virginia Tech students who died in Seung-Hui Cho's violent rampage. There was a day of mourning across Virginia for the victims yesterday. It included a moment of silence on the Virginia Tech campus at noon.

2. New photos of Fidel Castro. Pictures of the Cuban leader in meeting with the head of a visiting Chinese Communist Party delegation1 are the latest sign that Castro is becoming increasingly active more than eight months after having emergency surgery.

3. In Huston, NASA officials are trying to figure out how a contractor2 got past security with a pistol3. William Phillips used the weapon to kill a co-worker before turning the gun on himself.

4. The dream trip into space is over for a billionaire software engineer who once won a junior cosmonaut contest. A Russian space capsule brought Charles Simonyi back to Earth today along with a Russian and an American who spent seven months in space.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. contractor : n-count
A contractor is a person or company that does work for other people or organization.

2. capsule: n-count
A space capsule is the part of a spacecraft in which people travel, and which often separates from the main rocket.


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1 delegation NxvxQ     
n.代表团;派遣
参考例句:
  • The statement of our delegation was singularly appropriate to the occasion.我们代表团的声明非常适合时宜。
  • We shall inform you of the date of the delegation's arrival.我们将把代表团到达的日期通知你。
2 contractor GnZyO     
n.订约人,承包人,收缩肌
参考例句:
  • The Tokyo contractor was asked to kick $ 6000 back as commission.那个东京的承包商被要求退还6000美元作为佣金。
  • The style of house the contractor builds depends partly on the lay of the land.承包商所建房屋的式样,有几分要看地势而定。
3 pistol sNbxQ     
n.手枪
参考例句:
  • He drew his pistol and aimed at the enemy soldier.他拔出枪对准敌兵。
  • The escaped criminal fell at the sound of a pistol.手枪一响,逃犯应声倒下。
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