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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-07-05

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1. BBC reporter Alan Johnston was released after four months as a prisoner of a Palestinian group. Leaders in Gaza say the release ushers2 in a new era of law and order, saying they'll now go after vigilante gunmen.

2. The son of former Vice3 President Al Gore4 was arrested in California. After pulling him over for speeding, police arrested 24-year-old Al Gore III for possessing marijuana and prescription5 drugs. He lives in Los Angeles and works at a magazine.

3. America celebrated6 the fourth of July with parades like this one in Washington. On this midweek holiday, about a thousand people became US citizens at Walt Disney World in Florida, raising their right hands in front of a Cinderella's castle.

4. A new top dog emerged on New York’s Coney Island as the World's Hot Dog Eating Champion. Joey Chestnut7, from California, inhaled9 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes, shooing past six-time winner, Takeru Kobayashi from Japan.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. usher1 in: PHRASAL VERB V P n (not pron)
If one thing ushers in another thing, it indicates that the other thing is about to begin. (FORMAL)

2. vigilante: N-COUNT
Vigilantes are people who organize themselves into an unofficial group to protect their community and to catch and punish criminals.

3. pull over: PHRASAL VERB V n P, V P n (not pron)
If the police pull over a driver or vehicle, they make the driver stop at the side of the road, usually because the driver has been driving dangerously.

4. marijuana: N-UNCOUNT
marijuana is a drug which is made from the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp10 plant, and which can be smoked.

5. prescription: N-COUNT
A prescription is the piece of paper on which your doctor writes an order for medicine and which you give to a chemist or pharmacist to get the medicine.

6. midweek: ADJ ADJ n
Midweek describes something that happens in the middle of the week.

7. Cinderella: N-COUNT usu sing, oft N n
If you describe a person or organization as a Cinderella, you mean that they receive very little attention and that they deserve to receive more.

8. top dog: N-COUNT
If a person or organization is top dog , they are the most successful or powerful one in a particular group. (INFORMAL)

9. inhale8: VERB V, V n
When you inhale, you breathe in. When you inhale something such as smoke, you take it into your lungs when you breathe in.

10. hot dog: N-COUNT
A hot dog is a long bread roll with a hot sausage inside it.

11. shoo :
To drive or frighten away by or as if by crying “shoo.”


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1 usher sK2zJ     
n.带位员,招待员;vt.引导,护送;vi.做招待,担任引座员
参考例句:
  • The usher seated us in the front row.引座员让我们在前排就座。
  • They were quickly ushered away.他们被迅速领开。
2 ushers 4d39dce0f047e8d64962e1a6e93054d1     
n.引座员( usher的名词复数 );招待员;门房;助理教员v.引,领,陪同( usher的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • Seats clicked, ushers bowed while he looked blandly on. 座位发出啪啦啪啦的声响,领座员朝客人们鞠躬,而他在一边温和殷勤地看着。 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
  • The minister then offers a brief prayer of dedication, and the ushers return to their seats. 于是牧师又做了一个简短的奉献的祈祷,各招待员也各自回座位。 来自辞典例句
3 vice NU0zQ     
n.坏事;恶习;[pl.]台钳,老虎钳;adj.副的
参考例句:
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
4 gore gevzd     
n.凝血,血污;v.(动物)用角撞伤,用牙刺破;缝以补裆;顶
参考例句:
  • The fox lay dying in a pool of gore.狐狸倒在血泊中奄奄一息。
  • Carruthers had been gored by a rhinoceros.卡拉瑟斯被犀牛顶伤了。
5 prescription u1vzA     
n.处方,开药;指示,规定
参考例句:
  • The physician made a prescription against sea- sickness for him.医生给他开了个治晕船的药方。
  • The drug is available on prescription only.这种药只能凭处方购买。
6 celebrated iwLzpz     
adj.有名的,声誉卓著的
参考例句:
  • He was soon one of the most celebrated young painters in England.不久他就成了英格兰最负盛名的年轻画家之一。
  • The celebrated violinist was mobbed by the audience.观众团团围住了这位著名的小提琴演奏家。
7 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。
8 inhale ZbJzA     
v.吸入(气体等),吸(烟)
参考例句:
  • Don't inhale dust into your lung.别把灰尘吸进肺里。
  • They are pleased to not inhale second hand smoke.他们很高兴他们再也不会吸到二手烟了。
9 inhaled 1072d9232d676d367b2f48410158ae32     
v.吸入( inhale的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • She closed her eyes and inhaled deeply. 她合上双眼,深深吸了一口气。
  • Janet inhaled sharply when she saw him. 珍妮特看到他时猛地吸了口气。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 hemp 5rvzFn     
n.大麻;纤维
参考例句:
  • The early Chinese built suspension bridges of hemp rope.古代的中国人建造过麻绳悬索桥。
  • The blanket was woven from hemp and embroidered with wool.毯子是由亚麻编织,羊毛镶边的。
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