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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-06-01

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1. We now know the identity of the federally-quarantined tuberculosis1 patient. He is Andrew Speaker, a 31-year-old Atlanta attorney. He is now at a Denver hospital that specializes in respiratory disorders2. Speaker shuttled around Europe with the infection.

2. The director of FEMA says the agency is ready for the Atlantic hurricane season. It starts Friday and forecasters are predicting a spate3 of named storms. FEMA has pre-positioned supplies and equipment in key areas ready to move when storms strike.

3. In Baghdad, there is a new sort of power struggle to keep the lights on. A lack of a national power grid4 has entrepreneurs generating their own power to sell with generators5 going up around the city.

4. A salute6 to evangelist Billy Graham, a 27-million-dollar museum tracing his journey from a farm boy to befriending every US president since Harry7 Truman. Billy Graham is 88 years old and suffers from a range of health ailments8.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. quarantine: verb
If a person or animal is in quarantine, they are being kept separate from other people or animal for a set period of time, usually because they have or may have a disease.

2. spate: n-count
A spate of things, especially unpleasant things, is a large number of them that happen or appear within a short period of time.

3. grid: n-count
A grid is a network of wires and cables by which source of power, such as electricity, are distributed throughout a country or area.


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1 tuberculosis bprym     
n.结核病,肺结核
参考例句:
  • People used to go to special health spring to recover from tuberculosis.人们常去温泉疗养胜地治疗肺结核。
  • Tuberculosis is a curable disease.肺结核是一种可治愈的病。
2 disorders 6e49dcafe3638183c823d3aa5b12b010     
n.混乱( disorder的名词复数 );凌乱;骚乱;(身心、机能)失调
参考例句:
  • Reports of anorexia and other eating disorders are on the increase. 据报告,厌食症和其他饮食方面的功能紊乱发生率正在不断增长。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The announcement led to violent civil disorders. 这项宣布引起剧烈的骚乱。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 spate BF7zJ     
n.泛滥,洪水,突然的一阵
参考例句:
  • Police are investigating a spate of burglaries in the area.警察正在调查这一地区发生的大量盗窃案。
  • Refugees crossed the border in full spate.难民大量地越过了边境。
4 grid 5rPzpK     
n.高压输电线路网;地图坐标方格;格栅
参考例句:
  • In this application,the carrier is used to encapsulate the grid.在这种情况下,要用载体把格栅密封起来。
  • Modern gauges consist of metal foil in the form of a grid.现代应变仪则由网格形式的金属片组成。
5 generators 49511c3cf5edacaa03c4198875f15e4e     
n.发电机,发生器( generator的名词复数 );电力公司
参考例句:
  • The factory's emergency generators were used during the power cut. 工厂应急发电机在停电期间用上了。
  • Power can be fed from wind generators into the electricity grid system. 电力可以从风力发电机流入输电网。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 salute rYzx4     
vi.行礼,致意,问候,放礼炮;vt.向…致意,迎接,赞扬;n.招呼,敬礼,礼炮
参考例句:
  • Merchant ships salute each other by dipping the flag.商船互相点旗致敬。
  • The Japanese women salute the people with formal bows in welcome.这些日本妇女以正式的鞠躬向人们施礼以示欢迎。
7 harry heBxS     
vt.掠夺,蹂躏,使苦恼
参考例句:
  • Today,people feel more hurried and harried.今天,人们感到更加忙碌和苦恼。
  • Obama harried business by Healthcare Reform plan.奥巴马用医改掠夺了商界。
8 ailments 6ba3bf93bc9d97e7fdc2b1b65b3e69d6     
疾病(尤指慢性病),不适( ailment的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • His ailments include a mild heart attack and arthritis. 他患有轻度心脏病和关节炎。
  • He hospitalizes patients for minor ailments. 他把只有小病的患者也送进医院。
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