练习 | Politicians Demand Tighter Gun Laws

练习 | Politicians Demand Tighter Gun Laws

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Politicians Demand Tighter Gun Laws 
美国民主党议员静坐示威 
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 TRANSCRIPT 

 Hello, I am Neil Nunes with the BBC news.

There has been chaos in the US congress where Democratic Party politicians have been staging a sitting to demand tighter gun laws. They occupied the floor of the House of Representatives taking in sleeping bags and pillows as their protests continued through the night. The demonstration follows the attack by a gunman in a gay nightclub in Florida earlier this month, 49 people were killed. One of those who took part in the sitting is Jim Himes from Connecticut. I'm only eight years in the institution. There are people who've been around for 40 who say this is the first time they've ever seen anything like it. So this is a first moment of history. We are talking about simply making sure that everybody who purchases a gun in the country get a background check to make sure they are not a felon or a known terrorist, or a known violent individual. So really we are not asking for dramatic things, we are asking for things that are supported by the vast majority of Republican to Democratic gun owners, you name it. That's a pretty small ask in this scheme thing. The House has now adjourned until Friday.



Adapted from 美国民主党议员静坐抗议

VOCABULARY



1.chaos n. a state of complete confusion and lack of order混乱;杂乱


2.stage v. 举行


3.felon n. a person who has committed a felony重罪犯


4.adjourn v. 休会



QUESTIONS

 Question 1: What is the news mainly about?
A. A sitting demonstration given by the Democratic Party politicians in the Congress to demand tighter gun laws. 
B. A sitting demonstration given by the Democratic Party politicians in the Congress to demand tighter smoking laws. 
C. A sitting demonstration given by the Republican Party politicians in the Congress to demand tighter gun laws. 
D. A sitting demonstration given by the Republican Party politicians in the Congress to demand tighter smoking laws. 

Question 2: What caused the demonstration?  
A. 49 people were killed in an attack by a gunwoman in a supermarket in Connecticut earlier this month. 
B. 49 people were killed in an attack by a gunman in a nightclub in Florida earlier this month. 
C. 49 people were killed in an attack by a felon in a university in Connecticut earlier this month 
D. 49 people were killed in an attack by a terrorist in a church in Florida earlier this month. 

Question 3: What did the demonstrators ask for? 
A. A felon or a known terrorist, or a known violent individual should have a background check to purchase a gun. 
B. Some Republican Party politicians should have a background check to purchase a gun. 
C. Everybody who purchases a gun in the USA should get a background check. 
D. Some Democratic Party politicians should have a background check to purchase a gun.

Question 4: Which of the following statements is FALSE about the news? 
A. The demonstrators occupied the floor of the House of Representatives taking in sleeping bags and pillows. 
B. This demonstration is a first moment of the USA history. 
C. The House would not be open until Friday. 
D. The demonstrators are asking for dramatic things that are supported by the vast majority of Republican and Democratic gun owners. 

SUGGESTED ANSWERS 
1.A 主旨题。本题根据该新闻的导语命题:There has been chaos in the US congress where Democratic Party politicians have been staging a sitting to demand tighter gun laws. 选项A是该句的同义改写。


2.B 细节题。本题根据:The demonstration follows the attack by a gunman in a gay nightclub in Florida earlier this month, 49 people were killed. 命题,选项B是该句的同义改写。


3.C 细节题。本题根据:We are talking about simply making sure that everybody who purchases a gun in the country get a background check to make sure they are not a felon or a known terrorist, or a known violent individual. 命题,只有C项符合题意。


4.D 推断题。本题的四个选项信息均来自新闻的主体部分,D选项的意义与原句信息表达的意义相反。原句为:So really we are not asking for dramatic things, we are asking for things that are supported by the vast majority of Republican to Democratic gun owners, you name it.故此,本题正确答案为D。

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  • 来源:刘立军 2016-07-14