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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-05-10

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1. A wildfire has burned more than 800 acres in downtown Los Angeles. Animals at the nearby city zoo were moved indoors and dozens of homes were evacuated1.

2. There were more evacuations in Missouri where levees have been topped by rising flood waters. The state fears at least 20 levees have been compromised in low-lying communities along the Missouri River.

3. It was a surprise trip to Baghdad for Vice2 President Dick Cheney. During his visit, he met with the Iraqi leaders who are under pressure to ease the country's escalating3 sectarian violence.

4. And after a week of complaints, this racy Chicago billboard4 has been removed from its downtown perch5. But it wasn't the photos or the wording that did it in. The firm that owns the ad didn't have a permit for it.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. levee: n-count
Levee is the embankment built to prevent a flooded river from overflowing6.

2. low-lying: adj
Low-lying land is at, near or below sea level.

3. racy: adj
Slightly improper7 or indecent.

4. wording: n-uncount
The wording of a piece of writing or a speech are the words used in it, especially they are chosen to have a particular effect.


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1 evacuated b2adcc11308c78e262805bbcd7da1669     
撤退者的
参考例句:
  • Police evacuated nearby buildings. 警方已将附近大楼的居民疏散。
  • The fireman evacuated the guests from the burning hotel. 消防队员把客人们从燃烧着的旅馆中撤出来。
2 vice NU0zQ     
n.坏事;恶习;[pl.]台钳,老虎钳;adj.副的
参考例句:
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
3 escalating 1b4e810e65548c7656e9ea468e403ca1     
v.(使)逐步升级( escalate的现在分词 );(使)逐步扩大;(使)更高;(使)更大
参考例句:
  • The cost of living is escalating. 生活费用在迅速上涨。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The cost of living is escalating in the country. 这个国家的生活费用在上涨。 来自辞典例句
4 billboard Ttrzj     
n.布告板,揭示栏,广告牌
参考例句:
  • He ploughed his energies into his father's billboard business.他把精力投入到父亲的广告牌业务中。
  • Billboard spreads will be simpler and more eye-catching.广告牌广告会比较简单且更引人注目。
5 perch 5u1yp     
n.栖木,高位,杆;v.栖息,就位,位于
参考例句:
  • The bird took its perch.鸟停歇在栖木上。
  • Little birds perch themselves on the branches.小鸟儿栖歇在树枝上。
6 overflowing df84dc195bce4a8f55eb873daf61b924     
n. 溢出物,溢流 adj. 充沛的,充满的 动词overflow的现在分词形式
参考例句:
  • The stands were overflowing with farm and sideline products. 集市上农副产品非常丰富。
  • The milk is overflowing. 牛奶溢出来了。
7 improper b9txi     
adj.不适当的,不合适的,不正确的,不合礼仪的
参考例句:
  • Short trousers are improper at a dance.舞会上穿短裤不成体统。
  • Laughing and joking are improper at a funeral.葬礼时大笑和开玩笑是不合适的。
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