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练习 | Attack on a Cafe in Bangladesh

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孟加拉达卡咖啡馆遭恐袭

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Attack on a Cafe in Bangladesh

孟加拉达卡咖啡馆遭恐袭

 

来源:刘立军

 

TRANSCRIPT

 

Hello, I am Debbie Russ with the BBC News. Nine Italians and seven Japanese nationals were among the 20 killed in an Islamist attack on a cafe in Bangladesh on Friday night. Militants stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka and held staff and customers hostage for about 12 hours before army commandos launched a rescue operation. Jill McGivering reports.

 

Through the night police tried to negotiate with the militants, but in the end commandos stormed the cafe, where late on Friday about eight young men armed with guns and knives opened fire on diners and then took hostages. It's an upmarket European-style cafe in a district popular with foreigners. Many of the dead were Italian and Japanese. The mass murder of foreigners is unprecedented in Bangladesh. The so-called Islamic State group said it was behind the attack.

 

孟加拉咖啡馆遭恐袭

 

VOCABULARY

 

1. Islamist n. 伊斯兰主义者

2. militant n. 激进分子

3. commando n. a soldier or a group of soldiers who are trained to make quick attacks in enemy areas 突击手;突击队;突击队员

4. rescue n. 抢救

5. negotiate v. to try to reach an agreement by formal discussion 谈判;磋商;协商

6. diner n. a person eating a meal, especially in a restaurant (尤指餐馆的)就餐者

7. hostage n. a person who is captured and held prisoner by a person or group, and who may be injured or killed if people do not do what the person or group is asking 人质

8. upmarket adj. designed for or used by people who belong to a high social class or have a lot of money 高档的;高级的

9. unprecedented adj. that has never happened, been done or been known before 前所未有的;空前的;没有先例的

 

QUESTIONS

 

Question 1: What's the news mainly about?

A. 20 people were killed in an Islamist attack on a cafe in Dhaka on Friday night.

B. Many of the dead people in the attack of Dhaka were Italian and Japanese.

C. The mass murder of foreigners in the attack has never happened in Bangladesh before.

D. The so-called Islamic State group was responsible for the attack in Dhaka.

 

Question 2: Why did the commandos storm the café in the end?

A. Eight young men of the militants opened fire on diners and then took hostages.

B. The police failed to negotiate with the militants after 12 hours' hard work.

C. Nine Italians in the attack on a cafe in Dhaka were killed.

D. Seven Japanese in the attack on a cafe in Dhaka were killed.

 

Question 3: Who was responsible for the attack?

A. The Italian government.

B. The Japanese government.

C. The Islamic State group.

D. The Bangladesh government.

 

SUGGESTED ANSWERS

 

1. A 主旨题。新闻导语指出:Nine Italians and seven Japanese nationals were among the 20 killed in an Islamist attack on a cafe in Bangladesh on Friday night. 后文又指出该咖啡馆位于Dhaka,所以本题答案应为A。

2. B 推断题。新闻主体部分指出:Militants stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka and held staff and customers hostage for about 12 hours before army commandos launched a rescue operation. 该句表明,突击队员实施营救计划之前,人质已经被控制了12小时。主体部分还指出:Through the night police tried to negotiate with the militants, but in the end commandos stormed the cafe, where late on Friday about eight young men armed with guns and knives opened fire on diners and then took hostages. 该句表明,谈判失败,恐怖分子向就餐者开火并劫持人质。综合以上两句,选项B为最佳答案。

3. C 细节题。本题根据最后一句命题:The so-called Islamic State group said it was behind the attack. 选项C为正确选项。


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  • 时长:0.9分钟
  • 语速:185wpm
  • 来源:刘立军 2016-07-21