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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-07-03

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1. British officials say two of the eight suspects arrested in connection with the three terror incidents in Great Britain are doctors. One was reportedly trained in Iraq, the other in Jordan. Meanwhile Britain remains1 at its highest state of alert.

2. Bad news for residents in the Midwest trying to cope with flooding. Authorities say waters in Kansas and Missouri may not fall for several days while heavy rains cause damage in Oklahoma and Texas. The governor of Kansas declared the state of emergency in more than a dozen counties.

3. President Bush and Russia's Vladimir Putin have wrapped up their "Lobster2 Summit" in Maine. The leaders agree to keep pressing Iran on its nuclear program but continue to disagree over US plans for European Missile Defense3 System.

4. A Maryland man is being examined for injuries after reportedly making a drunken leap from a cruise ship off the Florida coast. Authorities say the man got in one of the Carnival4 Liberty's lifeboats and tried to cut its ropes with an axe5.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. wrap up: PHRASAL VERB V P n (not pron), V n P
If you wrap up something such as a job or an agreement, you complete it in a satisfactory way.

2. lobster: N-VAR
A lobster is a sea creature that has a hard shell, two large claws, and eight legs.

3. cruise ship :
A cruise ship or a cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities6 are considered an essential part of the experience.

4. carnival: N-COUNT
A carnival is a public festival during which people play music and sometimes dance in the streets.


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1 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。
2 lobster w8Yzm     
n.龙虾,龙虾肉
参考例句:
  • The lobster is a shellfish.龙虾是水生贝壳动物。
  • I like lobster but it does not like me.我喜欢吃龙虾,但它不适宜于我的健康。
3 defense AxbxB     
n.防御,保卫;[pl.]防务工事;辩护,答辩
参考例句:
  • The accused has the right to defense.被告人有权获得辩护。
  • The war has impacted the area with military and defense workers.战争使那个地区挤满了军队和防御工程人员。
4 carnival 4rezq     
n.嘉年华会,狂欢,狂欢节,巡回表演
参考例句:
  • I got some good shots of the carnival.我有几个狂欢节的精彩镜头。
  • Our street puts on a carnival every year.我们街的居民每年举行一次嘉年华会。
5 axe 2oVyI     
n.斧子;v.用斧头砍,削减
参考例句:
  • Be careful with that sharp axe.那把斧子很锋利,你要当心。
  • The edge of this axe has turned.这把斧子卷了刃了。
6 amenities Bz5zCt     
n.令人愉快的事物;礼仪;礼节;便利设施;礼仪( amenity的名词复数 );便利设施;(环境等的)舒适;(性情等的)愉快
参考例句:
  • The campsite is close to all local amenities. 营地紧靠当地所有的便利设施。
  • Parks and a theatre are just some of the town's local amenities. 公园和戏院只是市镇娱乐设施的一部分。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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