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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-07-13

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1. A Bush administration report says the Iraqi government has made mixed progress in fulfill1ing political, economic and military goals. The president says he is still committed to succeeding in Iraq. A full progress report on Iraq is expected in September.

2. Pakistan's president is vow2ing to crush Islamic extremists like the ones behind an eight-day siege at Islamabad's Red Mosque4. More than a hundred people were killed during the siege.

3. Federal officials say a plane that crashed in a Florida neighborhood was not prepared to land. The plane crashed Tuesday near Orlando, killing5 five people and destroying two homes. Investigators6 say they still don't have an exact cause for the crash.

4. Roy Pearson just won't take "no" for an answer. Pearson is asking a judge to reconsider the 54-million-dollar lawsuit7 he filed against a dry cleaner he says lost a pair of his pants. A judge threw out the original lawsuit.


WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. fulfill: transitive verb (fulfil British English;fulfill American English)
if you fulfil a hope, wish, or aim, you achieve the thing that you hoped for, wished for etc

2. committed : adjective
willing to work very hard at something

3. vow: transitive verb
to make a serious promise to yourself or someone else [= promise]

4. siege : countable8 or uncountable noun
a situation in which an army or the police surround a place and try to gain control of it or force someone to come out of it

5. lawsuit: countable noun
a problem or complaint that a person or organization brings to a court of law to be settled [= suit]

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1 fulfill Qhbxg     
vt.履行,实现,完成;满足,使满意
参考例句:
  • If you make a promise you should fulfill it.如果你许诺了,你就要履行你的诺言。
  • This company should be able to fulfill our requirements.这家公司应该能够满足我们的要求。
2 vow 0h9wL     
n.誓(言),誓约;v.起誓,立誓
参考例句:
  • My parents are under a vow to go to church every Sunday.我父母许愿,每星期日都去做礼拜。
  • I am under a vow to drink no wine.我已立誓戒酒。
3 vowing caf27b27bed50d27c008858260bc9998     
起誓,发誓(vow的现在分词形式)
参考例句:
  • President Bush is vowing to help Minneapolis rebuild its collapsed bridge. 布什总统承诺将帮助明尼阿波利斯重建坍塌的大桥。
  • President Bush is vowing to help Minneapolis rebuild this collapse bridge. 布什总统发誓要帮助明尼阿波利斯重建起这座坍塌的桥梁。
4 mosque U15y3     
n.清真寺
参考例句:
  • The mosque is a activity site and culture center of Muslim religion.清真寺为穆斯林宗教活动场所和文化中心。
  • Some years ago the clock in the tower of the mosque got out of order.几年前,清真寺钟楼里的大钟失灵了。
5 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
6 investigators e970f9140785518a87fc81641b7c89f7     
n.调查者,审查者( investigator的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • This memo could be the smoking gun that investigators have been looking for. 这份备忘录可能是调查人员一直在寻找的证据。
  • The team consisted of six investigators and two secretaries. 这个团队由六个调查人员和两个秘书组成。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 lawsuit A14xy     
n.诉讼,控诉
参考例句:
  • They threatened him with a lawsuit.他们以诉讼威逼他。
  • He was perpetually involving himself in this long lawsuit.他使自己无休止地卷入这场长时间的诉讼。
8 countable Lv9zbz     
adj.可数的,可以计算的
参考例句:
  • The word "person" is a countable noun.person这个词是个可数名词。
  • Countable nouns have singular and plural forms.可数名词有单数和复数之分。
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