练习 | The Explosion in Medina

练习 | The Explosion in Medina

1.0分钟 966 179wpm

麦地那爆炸案

Loading the player...

The Explosion in Medina

麦地那爆炸案

来源:刘立军

 

TRANSCRIPT

 

Hello, I'm Eileen McKue with the BBC News.

 

There's been an explosion in Medina in Saudi Arabia, the third suicide bombing reported in the kingdom in a single day. Four security officers were killed in Medina when a suicide bomber detonated a device near the Prophet's Mosque. Alan Johnston reports. 

Reports from the holy city of Medina say the bomber struck just as the sun had set. Muslims around the world would be aghast that such a thing has happened in such a sacred place. Almost simultaneously a suicide bomber detonated a device on the other side of the country in the eastern city of Qatif. The target was a mosque used by Shia Muslims. And much earlier another suicide bomber struck near a US consulate in Jeddah. Suspicion will inevitably fall on the Islamic State group. It regards the Saudi leadership as illegitimate and it has struck in the kingdom in the past.

 

Adapted from 麦地那爆炸案

 

VOCABULARY

 

1. suicide n.自杀;自杀行为

2. detonate vt.(使)爆炸,引爆

3. aghast adj. filled with horror and surprise when you see or hear sth. 惊恐;惊骇

4. mosque n. a building in which Muslims worship 清真寺

5. consulate n. 领事馆

6. illegitimate adj. not allowed by a particular set of rules or by law 不符合规定的;非法的

 

QUESTIONS

 

Question 1: How many explosions does Saudi Arabia have got in a single day?

A. One.

B. Two.

C. Three.

D. Four.

 

Question 2: Which of the following statements is FALSE?

A. Four security officers were killed in Medina when a suicide bomber detonated a device near the Prophet's Mosque.

B. Another suicide bomber struck near a US consulate in Jeddah during the midnight.

C. Both of the explosions in Medina and Qatif happened almost simultaneously.

D. It's not the first time for the Islamic State group to have such a strike in Saudi Arabia.

 

Question 3: Who is supposed to have the strikes?

A. The Islamic State group.

B. Shia Muslims.

C. Four security officers in the Prophet's Mosque.

D. Four security officers in the US consulate.

 

SUGGESTED ANSWERS

 

1. C 细节题。根据新闻导语:There's been an explosion in Medina in Saudi Arabia, the third suicide bombing reported in the kingdom in a single day. 判断。

2. B 推断题。根据新闻主体部分句子:And much earlier another suicide bomber struck near a US consulate in Jeddah. 判断,第三起爆炸案发生的时间是同一天的早些时候,即黄昏前,而非夜间,故此,B选项的描述是错误的,所以选B。

3. A 细节题。根据新闻主体句子:Suspicion will inevitably fall on the Islamic State group. 判断,A为正确选项。


讨论区

还可以输入500 个字
  • 时长:1.0分钟
  • 语速:179wpm
  • 来源:刘立军 2016-07-28