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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-06-04

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1. Officials in Somalia say the Prime1 Minister has survived a suicide2 bombing. The attack struck just outside his home in Mogadishu. At least five people were killed in the bombing which some in the government blamed on an al-Qaeda-linked group.

2. A strong earthquake in China has killed at least three people and injured nearly 300. The Xinhua news agency3 says rescue teams with thousands of tents, quilts and other relief supplies have been rushed to the area.

3. One child remains4 hospitalized after a woman ploughed her car through a church street festival, injuring dozens. The incident took place last night in the nation's capital. Authorities5 say the woman was going 70 miles per hour at the time.

4. Here's a man with a bottomless stomach. Joey Chestnut6 set a world record when he consumed7 59.5 hotdogs and buns in just 12 minutes. The California student will now try to save some room for July 4th when he competes in the World Championships of Hotdog Eating.


WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. tent: n-count 帐篷
a shelter consisting of a sheet of cloth supported by poles and ropes, used especially for camping

2. quilt: n-count 棉被
a warm thick cover for a bed, made by sewing two layers of cloth together, with feathers or a thick material in between them

3. relief: n-uncount 救济
money, food, clothes etc given to people who are poor or hungry

4. plough: [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] 费力穿过
to move with a lot of effort or force

5. bottomless: adj. 无底的
seeming to have no end or limit

6. bun: n-count 小圆面包
a small round type of bread

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1 prime lBVyB     
adj.首要的,主要的;最好的,第一流的
参考例句:
  • The prime minister spoke of the general insecurity in the country.总理谈到了全国普遍存在的不安全。
  • He met with the Prime Minister of Japan for an hour.他和日本首相会见了一个小时。
2 suicide ssAwA     
n.自杀,自毁,自杀性行为
参考例句:
  • The number of suicide has increased.自杀案件的数量增加了。
  • The death was adjudged a suicide by sleeping pills.该死亡事件被判定为服用安眠药自杀。
3 agency iKcy0     
n.经办;代理;代理处
参考例句:
  • This disease is spread through the agency of insects.这种疾病是通过昆虫媒介传播的。
  • He spoke in the person of Xinhua News Agency.他代表新华社讲话。
4 remains 1kMzTy     
n.剩余物,残留物;遗体,遗迹
参考例句:
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
5 authorities kyqzgw     
n.当局,权力,权威;权威( authority的名词复数 );权力;学术权威;[复数]当权者
参考例句:
  • They interceded with the authorities on behalf of the detainees. 他们为被拘留者向当局求情。
  • At his instigation we conceal the fact from the authorities. 我们受他的怂恿向当局隐瞒了事实。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 chestnut XnJy8     
n.栗树,栗子
参考例句:
  • We have a chestnut tree in the bottom of our garden.我们的花园尽头有一棵栗树。
  • In summer we had tea outdoors,under the chestnut tree.夏天我们在室外栗树下喝茶。
7 consumed consumed     
v.消耗( consume的过去式和过去分词 );烧毁;大吃;使充满(强烈的感情)
参考例句:
  • Arguing about details consumed many hours of the committee's valuable time. 争论细节问题耗费了委员会数小时宝贵的时间。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The fire had consumed half the forest away before it was stopped. 大火在熄灭之前毁掉了树林的一半。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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