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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-04-30

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1. A tanker1 carrying thousands of gallons of gasoline crashed on a northern California highway, catching2 on fire and causing a section of the highway to collapse3. Authorities say the collapse could cause the largest disruption for commuters in the San Francisco Bay Area since the 1989 earthquake.

2. Iran says it will participate in a major conference about Iraq late this week. The U.S. accuses Iran of funding and arming Shiite militia4 in Iraq. The Iraqi government is asking for help to quell5 sectarian violence.

3. Coalition6 forces detained 72 suspected insurgents7 during weekend raids in two areas of Iraq. The U.S. says the detainees allegedly have connection to al-Qaeda in Iraq.

4. A missing hiker in Oregon has been found alive. Rescuers say the hiker fell about 60 feet down a cliff in the Cascade8 Locks at about 40 miles east of Portland. The man fell while hiking the popular Eagle Creek9 Trail.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. disruption: n-count
When there is disruption of an event, system or process, it is prevented from continuing or operating in a normal way.

2. quell: verb
To quell opposition10 or violence behavior means to stop it.

3. Cascade Locks
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood11 River County, Oregon, United States.

4. Eagle Creek Trail
The Eagle Creek Trail is the second most popular trail in the Columbia River Gorge12. Second only to the paved path to Multnomah Falls, the Eagle Creek Trail provides access to more waterfalls than any other in the Columbia River Gorge.


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1 tanker xqawA     
n.油轮
参考例句:
  • The tanker took on 200,000 barrels of crude oil.油轮装载了二十万桶原油。
  • Heavy seas had pounded the tanker into three parts.汹涌的巨浪把油轮撞成三载。
2 catching cwVztY     
adj.易传染的,有魅力的,迷人的,接住
参考例句:
  • There are those who think eczema is catching.有人就是认为湿疹会传染。
  • Enthusiasm is very catching.热情非常富有感染力。
3 collapse aWvyE     
vi.累倒;昏倒;倒塌;塌陷
参考例句:
  • The country's economy is on the verge of collapse.国家的经济已到了崩溃的边缘。
  • The engineer made a complete diagnosis of the bridge's collapse.工程师对桥的倒塌做了一次彻底的调查分析。
4 militia 375zN     
n.民兵,民兵组织
参考例句:
  • First came the PLA men,then the people's militia.人民解放军走在前面,其次是民兵。
  • There's a building guarded by the local militia at the corner of the street.街道拐角处有一幢由当地民兵团守卫的大楼。
5 quell J02zP     
v.压制,平息,减轻
参考例句:
  • Soldiers were sent in to quell the riots.士兵们被派去平息骚乱。
  • The armed force had to be called out to quell violence.不得不出动军队来镇压暴力行动。
6 coalition pWlyi     
n.结合体,同盟,结合,联合
参考例句:
  • The several parties formed a coalition.这几个政党组成了政治联盟。
  • Coalition forces take great care to avoid civilian casualties.联盟军队竭尽全力避免造成平民伤亡。
7 insurgents c68be457307815b039a352428718de59     
n.起义,暴动,造反( insurgent的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The regular troops of Baden joined the insurgents. 巴登的正规军参加到起义军方面来了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Against the Taliban and Iraqi insurgents, these problems are manageable. 要对付塔利班与伊拉克叛乱分子,这些问题还是可以把握住的。 来自互联网
8 cascade Erazm     
n.小瀑布,喷流;层叠;vi.成瀑布落下
参考例句:
  • She watched the magnificent waterfall cascade down the mountainside.她看着壮观的瀑布从山坡上倾泻而下。
  • Her hair fell over her shoulders in a cascade of curls.她的卷发像瀑布一样垂在肩上。
9 creek 3orzL     
n.小溪,小河,小湾
参考例句:
  • He sprang through the creek.他跳过小河。
  • People sunbathe in the nude on the rocks above the creek.人们在露出小溪的岩石上裸体晒日光浴。
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。
11 hood ddwzJ     
n.头巾,兜帽,覆盖;v.罩上,以头巾覆盖
参考例句:
  • She is wearing a red cloak with a hood.她穿着一件红色带兜帽的披风。
  • The car hood was dented in.汽车的发动机罩已凹了进去。
12 gorge Zf1xm     
n.咽喉,胃,暴食,山峡;v.塞饱,狼吞虎咽地吃
参考例句:
  • East of the gorge leveled out.峡谷东面地势变得平坦起来。
  • It made my gorge rise to hear the news.这消息令我作呕。
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