练习 | Donald Trump

练习 | Donald Trump

0.9分钟 978 168wpm

共和党总统候选人特朗普

Loading the player...

Donald Trump

共和党总统候选人特朗普

来源:刘立军


TRANSCRIPT

 

BBC news with Sue Montgomery.

 

Donald Trump has been formally nominated as the Republican Party's candidate for the US presidential election in November. At the party's convention in Ohio, a state by state vote confirmed that Mr. Trump had enough support to become the nominee. James Cook reports from Cleveland. "Over the past year, the property developer from New York has turned American politics upside down attracting both support and disgust with a potent mix of populous rhetoric. He sealed the nomination at the party's convention in Cleveland in a roll call of results from primary elections around the country. The moment was stage managed, so Mr. Trump's home state put him over the line, his son Donald Junior confirming the results from New York with the words "Congratulations Dad, We love you."

 

Adapted from 共和党总统候选人

 

VOCABULARY

 

1. convention n. A convention is a large meeting of an organization or political group. (组织、政治团体的) 大会,大型会议。例句:Houston was chosen as the site for the convention.

休斯敦被选作大会的会址。

2. nominee n. A nominee is someone who is nominated for a job, position, or award. 被提名者;候选人。例句:His nominee for vice president was elected only after a second ballot. 他提名的副总统在两轮投票后才当选。

3. potent adj. Something that is potent is very effective and powerful. 很有效的;强有力的。例句:Their most potent weapon was the Exocet(飞鱼反舰导弹) missile.飞鱼导弹是他们最有攻击力的武器。The drug is extremely potent, but causes unpleasant side effects. 这种药药效极强,但会产生不良的副作用。

4. populous adj. A populous country or area has a lot of people living in it. 人口众多的;人口稠密。例句:Indonesia, with 216 million people, is the fourth most populous country in the world. 有2.16亿人的印度尼西亚是世界第四人口大国。

5. rhetoric n. 花言巧语;华丽的词藻;浮夸之词。例句:The harsh rhetoric had so soured officials that the two sides were barely speaking. 激烈的言辞让官员们关系如此恶化,双方几乎不怎么说话。

6. roll call n. A roll call of a particular type of people or things is a list of them. 名单; 名册。

 

QUESTIONS

 

Listen to the news and mark the following statements T (true) or F (false). Correct any that are false.

 

1. Donald Trump has been formally nominated as the Republican Party's candidate for the US presidential election in November this year.

2. A state by state vote confirmed that Mr. Trump had enough support to become the nominee at the Republican Party's convention in Ohio.

3. Over the past year, the property developer from New York has turned American politics upside down attracting both support and disgust with a potent mix of populous rhetoric.

4. He sealed the nomination at the party's convention in Ohio in a roll call of results from primary elections around the country.

5. His daughter Donald Junior confirmed the results from Ohio with the words "Congratulations Dad, We love you."

 

SUGGESTED ANSWERS

 

Question

T or F

Correction

1

T

 

2

T

 

3

T

 

4

F

He sealed the nomination at the party's convention in Cleveland in a roll call of results from primary elections around the country.

5

F

The moment was stage managed, so Mr. Trump's home state put him over the line, his son Donald Junior confirming the results from New York with the words "Congratulations Dad, We love you."

 


讨论区

还可以输入500 个字
  • 时长:0.9分钟
  • 语速:168wpm
  • 来源:刘立军 2016-08-04