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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-08-18

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1. The search for six missing miners in Utah has been suspended indefinitely. The move comes after three rescue workers were killed during a cave-in Thursday night. Officials say they don't know if there is a way to continue searching safely.

2. Hurricane Dean has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm. Dean knocked out power on the islands of St. Lucia and Martinique. At least three deaths are being blamed on the storm.

3. At least two strong aftershocks have rattled1 the Peruvian region rocked by an 8.0 earthquake Wednesday. The death toll2 from that quake has risen to more than 500. Peru's president estimates it will take 10 days to have the situation approaching normalcy.

4. After a roller-coaster week, Wall Street closed up today. The rebound3 comes after the Fed cut its key discount rate a half percentage point Friday morning.

WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. category: noun
a group of people or things that are all of the same type(这里指飓风等级)

2. knock out:
to damage something so that it does not work

3. power: noun
electricity that is used in houses, factories etc

4. normalcy: noun
the state or fact of being normal

5. roller-coaster: adj
marked by numerous ups and downs

6. Wall Street:
the American stock market

7. the Fed:
美国联邦储蓄委员会

8. discount rate:
the interest rate that a country's central bank charges to other banks (贴现率)

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1 rattled b4606e4247aadf3467575ffedf66305b     
慌乱的,恼火的
参考例句:
  • The truck jolted and rattled over the rough ground. 卡车嘎吱嘎吱地在凹凸不平的地面上颠簸而行。
  • Every time a bus went past, the windows rattled. 每逢公共汽车经过这里,窗户都格格作响。
2 toll LJpzo     
n.过路(桥)费;损失,伤亡人数;v.敲(钟)
参考例句:
  • The hailstone took a heavy toll of the crops in our village last night.昨晚那场冰雹损坏了我们村的庄稼。
  • The war took a heavy toll of human life.这次战争夺去了许多人的生命。
3 rebound YAtz1     
v.弹回;n.弹回,跳回
参考例句:
  • The vibrations accompanying the rebound are the earth quake.伴随这种回弹的振动就是地震。
  • Our evil example will rebound upon ourselves.我们的坏榜样会回到我们自己头上的。
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