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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-05-08

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1. The death toll1 from Friday's F5 tornado2 continues to climb. Officials now say at least ten people are dead in Greensburg, Kansas. Rescuers are continuing to search the rubble3 for possible survivors4.

2. Two retirees are missing in Ohio after setting off a shopping trip and never coming back. The women haven't been seen or heard from in two weeks. Authorities say there is no evidence of foul5 play.

3. The White House is rolling out the red carpet for Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen arrived at the White House Monday morning and is attending a white-tie dinner tonight. That's the most formal dinner the White House can offer.

4. When nine-year-old Jesse Courtney complained of earaches6, doctors found an unexpected source of the pain--two spiders. Both of the spiders were dead when the doctors flushed them out. And Jesse is keeping them as souvenirs.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. foul play: n-uncount
Foul play is criminal violence or activity that results in a person's death.


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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 tornado inowl     
n.飓风,龙卷风
参考例句:
  • A tornado whirled into the town last week.龙卷风上周袭击了这座城市。
  • The approaching tornado struck awe in our hearts.正在逼近的龙卷风使我们惊恐万分。
3 rubble 8XjxP     
n.(一堆)碎石,瓦砾
参考例句:
  • After the earthquake,it took months to clean up the rubble.地震后,花了数月才清理完瓦砾。
  • After the war many cities were full of rubble.战后许多城市到处可见颓垣残壁。
4 survivors 02ddbdca4c6dba0b46d9d823ed2b4b62     
幸存者,残存者,生还者( survivor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The survivors were adrift in a lifeboat for six days. 幸存者在救生艇上漂流了六天。
  • survivors clinging to a raft 紧紧抓住救生筏的幸存者
5 foul Sfnzy     
adj.污秽的;邪恶的;v.弄脏;妨害;犯规;n.犯规
参考例句:
  • Take off those foul clothes and let me wash them.脱下那些脏衣服让我洗一洗。
  • What a foul day it is!多么恶劣的天气!
6 earaches be843a939f7be90b0d47fc8f334a9c3f     
n.耳朵痛( earache的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • He has had some earaches lately. 他近来耳朵有点痛。 来自互联网
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