练习 | Trade Talks Between President Trump and the Chinese President Xi Jinping

练习 | Trade Talks Between President Trump and the Chinese President Xi Jinping

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BBC新闻:习近平特朗普同意进行贸易对话

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BBC: Trade Talks Between President Trump and the Chinese President Xi Jinping
BBC新闻:习近平特朗普同意进行贸易对话

燕山大学 刘立军 宋葳 编写 

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BBC News with Stewart Macintosh.

The United States has said it could take further military action against the Syrian government over its use of chemical weapons hours after it fired cruise missiles at a Syrian air base. The US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said stopping the use and spread of chemical weapons was a vital national security interest. Separately, the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was preparing further economic sanctions against Syria. Russia's envoy to the UN described the missile strikes as a flagrant violation of international law.

The state prosecutor in Sweden says a man has been arrested on suspicion of a terrorist act through murder following Friday's truck attack on pedestrians in the capital Stockholm. Four people were killed and fifteen injured when the stolen truck rammed into a department store.

President Trump and the Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed on a 100-day plan for trade talks that will aim to boost American exports and reduce its trade deficit with China. Mr. Trump is said to have accepted President Xi's invitation to make a state visit to China.


VOCABULARY

1. cruise missile: a large weapon with a warhead that flies close to the ground and is guided by its own computer to an exact place 巡航导弹
2. separately adv. separately (from sb. / sth.) as a separate person or thing; not together 单独地;分别地。例如:
·They were photographed separately and then as a group. 他们先单独照相,然后合影。
·Last year's figures are shown separately. 去年的数字分别列出。
3. sanction n. (可数名词, 常用复数) sanction (against sb.) an official order that limits trade, contact, etc. with a particular country, in order to make it do sth., such as obeying international law 制裁。例如:
·Trade sanctions were imposed against any country that refused to sign the agreement. 凡拒签该协议的国家均受到贸易制裁。
·The economic sanctions have been lifted. 经济制裁业已取消。
4. envoy n. a person who represents a government or an organization and is sent as a representative to talk to other governments and organizations 使者;使节;(谈判等的)代表
5. flagrant adj. (of an action 行动) shocking because it is done in a very obvious way and shows no respect for people, laws, etc. 骇人听闻的;公然的;罪恶昭彰的。例如:
·a flagrant abuse of human rights粗暴的践踏人权
·He showed a flagrant disregard for anyone else's feelings. 他公然蔑视任何人的感情。
6. prosecutor n. a public official who charges sb. officially with a crime and prosecutes them in court 公诉人;检察官。例如:
·the public/state prosecutor公诉人;州检察官
7. ram into: ram into sth. | ram sth. into sth.: to hit against sth. or to make sth. hit against sth. with force 猛烈撞击;使猛烈撞上另一物。例如:
·He rammed his truck into the back of the one in front. 他把卡车蓦地撞到前一辆卡车的车尾上。
8. trade deficit n. (常用单数形式) a situation in which the value of a country's imports is greater than the value of its exports 外贸逆差;贸易赤字

QUESTION
Decide the following statements are TRUE or FALSE.

1.The United Nations has said it could take further military action against the Syrian government over its use of chemical weapons hours after the United States fired cruise missiles at a Syrian air base. 
2.The US Treasury Secretary said he was preparing further economic sanctions against Syria. 
3.Russia's envoy to the UN argued that the missile strikes were a violation of international law.
4.Fifteen people were killed and four injured when a stolen truck rammed into a department store in Stockholm on Friday.
5.President Trump and the Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed on a 100-day plan for trade talks that will aim to boost American exports and increase its trade deficit with China. 

KEY

1.FALSE. The United States has said it could take further military action against the Syrian government over its use of chemical weapons hours after it fired cruise missiles at a Syrian air base. (主语是The United States,而不是The United Nations。)
2.TRUE
3.TRUE. Russia's envoy to the UN described the missile strikes as a flagrant violation of international law. 的同意改写。
4.FALSE. Four people were killed and fifteen injured when the stolen truck rammed into a department store. (题目中把four和fifteen颠倒了。)
5.FALSE. President Trump and the Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed on a 100-day plan for trade talks that will aim to boost American exports and reduce its trade deficit with China.(题目中把reduce改成了increase,正确应为increase。)


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  • 来源:刘立军、宋葳 2017-09-18