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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-05-11

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1. After weeks of wildfires, the first tropical storm of the season is welcome news for fire crews in Florida and Georgia. Andrea, the first named storm of the year is spinning off the coast. Fire crews hope rain from the storm will help them battle the wildfire raging along the state's border.

2. The US attorney general faced another round of tough testimony1 on Capitol Hill today. The House Judiciary Committee questioned Alberto Gonzales about the role the White House played in the firing of US attorneys.

3. Police with guns drawn2 performed a room-to-room search at a high school in Boulder3, Colorado. A cook reported seeing two men dressed in camouflage4 inside the building just before classes started Thursday morning. As a precaution, school was cancelled for the day.

4. A popular infant carrier is being recalled, the Evenflo Embrace infant car seat carrier. Authorities say the seat can unexpectedly release and has injured 160 children.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. spin: verb
If something spins, it turns quickly around a central point.

2. rage: verb
You say that something powerful or unpleasant rages when it continues with great force or violence.

3. camouflage: n-uncount
Camouflage consists of things such as leaves, branches or brown and green paint, which are used to make it difficult for an enemy to see military forces and equipment.

 


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1 testimony zpbwO     
n.证词;见证,证明
参考例句:
  • The testimony given by him is dubious.他所作的证据是可疑的。
  • He was called in to bear testimony to what the police officer said.他被传入为警官所说的话作证。
2 drawn MuXzIi     
v.拖,拉,拔出;adj.憔悴的,紧张的
参考例句:
  • All the characters in the story are drawn from life.故事中的所有人物都取材于生活。
  • Her gaze was drawn irresistibly to the scene outside.她的目光禁不住被外面的风景所吸引。
3 boulder BNbzS     
n.巨砾;卵石,圆石
参考例句:
  • We all heaved together and removed the boulder.大家一齐用劲,把大石头搬开了。
  • He stepped clear of the boulder.他从大石头后面走了出来。
4 camouflage NsnzR     
n./v.掩饰,伪装
参考例句:
  • The white fur of the polar bear is a natural camouflage.北极熊身上的白色的浓密软毛是一种天然的伪装。
  • The animal's markings provide effective camouflage.这种动物身上的斑纹是很有效的伪装。
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