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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-05-12

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1. On California Santa Catalina Island, firefighters turned back flames threatening the island's main city. About 3,800 people have been evacuated1. Wildfire worries are easing with the favorable forecast and the arrival of fire trucks and tankers2.

2. No bail3 for the 6 Muslim men suspected of plotting to shoot US soldiers at Fort Dix. Prosecutors4 said the men are a flight risk all born outside the United States. Court documents say Fort Dix was a target because it was familiar. One of the men delivered pizzas there.

3. It's graduation day at Virginia Tech a month after a shooting spree left 32 students and faculty5 dead. Today's events kept some families of shooting victims away. Others say they had no choice but to come. Graduate students were the first to receive degrees.

4. On a farm in Wisconsin, a breeder is calling this calf6 a freak of nature. It's got 2 noses, one on top of the other and they both work. A breeding specialist says the calf is just fine with the bonus nose.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. favorable: adj
Favorable conditions make something seem more attractive.

2. spree: n-count
If you spend a period of time doing something in an excessive way, you can say that you are going on a particular kind of spree.

3. freak: n-count
If you refer to someone as a freak, you mean that they are physically7 abnormal in some way. This use could cause offence.


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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 tankers f6c16f554e37ea81859ae031ca991f5d     
运送大量液体或气体的轮船[卡车]( tanker的名词复数 ); 油轮; 罐车; 油槽车
参考例句:
  • They should stop offloading waste from oil tankers into the sea. 他们应当停止从油轮上往海里倾倒废弃物。
  • The harbour admits large tankers and freighters. 这个港口容得下巨型油船和货轮。
3 bail Aupz4     
v.舀(水),保释;n.保证金,保释,保释人
参考例句:
  • One of the prisoner's friends offered to bail him out.犯人的一个朋友答应保释他出来。
  • She has been granted conditional bail.她被准予有条件保释。
4 prosecutors a638e6811c029cb82f180298861e21e9     
检举人( prosecutor的名词复数 ); 告发人; 起诉人; 公诉人
参考例句:
  • In some places,public prosecutors are elected rather than appointed. 在有些地方,检察官是经选举而非任命产生的。 来自口语例句
  • You've been summoned to the Prosecutors' Office, 2 days later. 你在两天以后被宣到了检察官的办公室。
5 faculty HhkzK     
n.才能;学院,系;(学院或系的)全体教学人员
参考例句:
  • He has a great faculty for learning foreign languages.他有学习外语的天赋。
  • He has the faculty of saying the right thing at the right time.他有在恰当的时候说恰当的话的才智。
6 calf ecLye     
n.小牛,犊,幼仔,小牛皮
参考例句:
  • The cow slinked its calf.那头母牛早产了一头小牛犊。
  • The calf blared for its mother.牛犊哞哞地高声叫喊找妈妈。
7 physically iNix5     
adj.物质上,体格上,身体上,按自然规律
参考例句:
  • He was out of sorts physically,as well as disordered mentally.他浑身不舒服,心绪也很乱。
  • Every time I think about it I feel physically sick.一想起那件事我就感到极恶心。
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