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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-07-30

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1. Wild celebrations erupted across Iraq following the national soccer team's victory in Asia's most prestigious1 competition. Iraq defeated three-time champion Saudi Arabia one to nothing. At least four people were killed by celebratory gunfire.

2. Investigators2 are searching through the remains3 of two news helicopters that crashed in Phoenix4 killing5 four people. Witnesses say neither aircraft appeared to be in distress6 before they collided.

3. Britain's new prime minister is coming to America. It's Gordon Brown's first major overseas trip since replacing Tony Blair as prime minister. Brown will hold talks with President Bush at Camp David and will deliver a speech to the United Nations.

4. A Pennsylvania man is recovering from his second lightning strike. Don Frick was struck Friday while attending a festival. The only casualty of the lightning strike was Frick's pants.


WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. one to nothing:
1:0

2. celebratory: adj [only before noun]
done in order to celebrate a particular event or occasion

3. distress: noun
a situation when a ship, aircraft etc is in danger and needs help

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1 prestigious nQ2xn     
adj.有威望的,有声望的,受尊敬的
参考例句:
  • The young man graduated from a prestigious university.这个年轻人毕业于一所名牌大学。
  • You may even join a prestigious magazine as a contributing editor.甚至可能会加入一个知名杂志做编辑。
2 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》
3 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。
4 phoenix 7Njxf     
n.凤凰,长生(不死)鸟;引申为重生
参考例句:
  • The airline rose like a phoenix from the ashes.这家航空公司又起死回生了。
  • The phoenix worship of China is fetish worship not totem adoration.中国凤崇拜是灵物崇拜而非图腾崇拜。
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 distress 3llzX     
n.苦恼,痛苦,不舒适;不幸;vt.使悲痛
参考例句:
  • Nothing could alleviate his distress.什么都不能减轻他的痛苦。
  • Please don't distress yourself.请你不要忧愁了。
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