练习 | Hottest June in History

练习 | Hottest June in History

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史上最炎热的六月

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The warmest June on record

史上空前最炎热六月

 

来源:刘立军

 

TRANSCRIPT

 

Scientists say last month was the warmest June on record and global temperatures for the first six months of 2016 are in average 1.5 °C hotter than pre-industrial levels. Here is Ben Lowens. “US climate monitors say 2016 will be the hottest year on record for a third consecutive year. Their monthly assessment highlights a range of disturbing anomalies, for instance, the extent of CI surround the poles been below average. The Paris Agreement calls for restricting global temperature rise to well below 2 °C or 1.5 °C if possible. This data appears to confirm that the lower threshold has already been reached, it also suggests that pressure to implement the deal this year will increase if the more achievable target is to be met.”

 

BBC News.

 

Adapted from 史上最炎热六月

 

VOCABULARY

 

1. consecutive adj. periods of time or events happen one after the other without interruption. 连续的。例句:The Cup was won for the third consecutive year by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

这个奖杯连续第三年由多伦多枫叶队赢去了。

2. disturbing adj. Something that is disturbing makes you feel worried or upset. 使人不安的; 使人苦恼的。例句:There was something about him she found disturbing. 她发现他身上有些东西让她觉得不安。

3. anomaly n. If something is an anomaly, it is different from what is usual or expected. 反常的事物。例句:The space shuttle had stopped transmitting data, a very serious anomaly for the mission. 这架航天飞机已经停止了传输数据,这是这次任务中一个十分严重的反常现象。

4. CI 复合气象干旱指数

5. threshold n. A threshold is an amount, level, or limit on a scale. When the threshold is reached, something else happens or changes. 界限; 临界点。例句:Moss has a high threshold for pain and a history of fast healing. 莫斯的忍痛力很强,而且有迅速愈合的经历。

 

QUESTIONS

 

Listen and fill in the following blanks with the exact words or phrases you hear.

 

Scientists say last month was  __________________ June on record and _______________________ for the first six months of 2016 are in average 1.5 °C hotter than pre-industrial levels. Here is Ben Lowens. “US  _________________________ say 2016 will be the hottest year on record for a third  ___________________ year. Their monthly assessment highlights a range of disturbing __________________________, for instance, the extent of CI surround the poles been  ____________________________. The Paris Agreement calls for ____________________ global temperature rise to well below _________________________ if possible. This data appears to confirm that the lower ____________________________ has already been reached, it also suggests that pressure to  ______________________________ the deal this year will increase if the more achievable target is to be met.”

 

SUGGESTED ANSWERS

 

Question

Answer

1

the warmest

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global temperatures

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climate monitors

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consecutive

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anomalies

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below average

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restricting

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2 °C or 1.5 °C

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threshold

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implement

 


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  • 时长:0.8分钟
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  • 来源:刘立军 2016-08-11