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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-08-07

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Six miners are trapped 1500 feet underground in Huntington, Utah, about 140 miles south of Salt Lake City. The cave-in at the Genwal mine was so strong that authorities first thought it was an earthquake.

Crews in Minneapolis are using a high-resolution camera to search underwater after last week's deadly bridge collapse1. Meanwhile divers2 continue the delicate task of looking for eight missing people. At least five others died in the collapse.

President Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai are wrapping up a two-day meeting at Camp David. Bush says Afghanistan has made progress since the Taliban fell in 2001, but acknowledges3 there is still work to be done.

Police in France are looking for a group of armed masked men who stole four famous paintings from a museum in broad daylight. The artwork is worth more than one million dollars. One of the pieces was painted by Claude Monet in 1897.

WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. cave-in: noun
when the roof of something such as a mine falls in

2. Genwal mine:
a mine operated by Genwal Resources Inc.

3. high-resolution: adj
高分辨率,高清晰的

4. delicate: adj
needing to be dealt with carefully or sensitively in order to avoid problems or failure

5. wrap up:
to finish a job, meeting etc

6. fall: verb
if a leader or a government falls, they lose their position of power

7. in broad daylight:
if something, especially a crime, happens in broad daylight, it happens in the daytime and in public

8. artwork: noun [U and C]
paintings and other objects produced by artists


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1 collapse aWvyE     
vi.累倒;昏倒;倒塌;塌陷
参考例句:
  • The country's economy is on the verge of collapse.国家的经济已到了崩溃的边缘。
  • The engineer made a complete diagnosis of the bridge's collapse.工程师对桥的倒塌做了一次彻底的调查分析。
2 divers hu9z23     
adj.不同的;种种的
参考例句:
  • He chose divers of them,who were asked to accompany him.他选择他们当中的几个人,要他们和他作伴。
  • Two divers work together while a standby diver remains on the surface.两名潜水员协同工作,同时有一名候补潜水员留在水面上。
3 acknowledges 44481674b4c0d62d29b7da2ccc6c442c     
v.承认( acknowledge的第三人称单数 );鸣谢;对…打招呼;告知已收到
参考例句:
  • Chagrin is not something a great man often acknowledges. 一位伟大的人物往往是不肯承认自己恼羞成怒的。 来自辞典例句
  • The Daily Food Guide acknowledges this by identifying the fat-sweets group. 每日膳食指南通过鉴定脂肪一糖类确认了这一点。 来自互联网
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