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沃尔玛宣布关闭63家山姆会员店。

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燕山大学 刘立军 宋葳 编写

◆TRANSCRIPT

This is AP News Minute.

A group of bipartisan senators reached a deal on legislation to protect younger immigrants brought to the US from deportation. The group including Arizona republican Jeff Flake and Democrat Dick Durbin, has been working for months in hopes securing legislation to extend Obama-era protections known as DACA. The significance of their agreement was initially unclear, with White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying no deal had been reached and that the White House would keep working toward one.

Walmart says the company is closing 63 Sam's Club stores across the country. News of the closures came on the same day that Walmart announced that it would boost starting salaries for US workers to 11 dollars an hour and hand out one-time cash bonuses.

Hundreds of rescue workers are slogging through knee-deep ooze and using long poles to probe for bodies as they search for victims of the mudslides that slammed the Californian town of Montecito. 17 people are confirmed dead and 8 others are missing. And Oprah Winfery has released video of the devastation wreaked by the flash flooding which hit Montecito. The video shows Winfery describing the scene as she walks through a sea of mud.

Julian Stiles, Associated Press News Minute.

Adapted from 沃尔玛关闭会员店

◆VOCABULARY

1. bipartisan adj. involving two political parties 两党的;涉及两党的。例如:a bipartisan policy 两党都支持的政策

2. deport v.  (动词 + 名词短语) to force sb. to leave a country, usually because they have broken the law or because they have no legal right to be there 把(违法者或无合法居留权的人)驱逐出境,递解出境 (派生词) deportation n. (可数名词, 不可数名词) 例如:
○Several of the asylum seekers now face deportation. 寻求避难的人中有几个将遭递解出境。
○a deportation order驱逐出境令

3. legislation (不可数名词)  
① a law or a set of laws passed by a parliament 法规;法律。例如:
○an important piece of legislation一条重要的法规
○New legislation on the sale of drugs will be introduced next year. 有关药物销售的新法规将于明年出台。
② the process of making and passing laws 立法;制订法律。例如:
○Legislation will be difficult and will take time. 立法既费力又耗时。

4. bonus n. (pl. -es) an extra amount of money that is added to a payment, especially to sb.'s wages as a reward 奖金;红利。例如:
○a £100 Christmas bonus 100英镑圣诞节奖金
○productivity bonuses 生产奖金

5. slog v. (动词 + 副词或介词短语) to walk or travel somewhere steadily, with great effort or difficulty 顽强地走;奋力前行;艰难行进。例如:
○He started to slog his way through the undergrowth. 他踏上了穿越林莽的艰难征程。
○I've been slogging around the streets of London all day. 整整一天,我一直在伦敦街头走来走去。

6. probe v. (动词 + 名词短语) to touch, examine or look for sth., especially with a long thin instrument (用细长工具)探查,查看。例如:
○The doctor probed the wound for signs of infection. 医生检查伤口是否有感染的迹象。
○Searchlights probed the night sky. 探照灯扫视着夜空。

◆QUESTIONS
Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

This is AP News Minute.

A group of bipartisan senators reached a deal on legislation to protect (Q1) ____________________ immigrants brought to the US from deportation. The group including Arizona republican Jeff Flake and Democrat Dick Durbin, has been working for months in hopes securing (Q2) ______________ to extend Obama-era protections known as DACA. The significance of their agreement was initially (Q3) _____________________________, with White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying no deal had been reached and that the White House would keep working toward one.

Walmart says the company is closing (Q4) _____________________ Sam's Club stores across the country. News of the closures came on the same day that Walmart announced that it would boost starting salaries for US workers to (Q5) _________________dollars an hour and hand out one-time (Q6) _______________________ bonuses.

Hundreds of rescue workers are slogging through knee-deep ooze and using long (Q7) ____________ to probe for bodies as they search for victims of the mudslides that slammed the Californian town of Montecito. 17 people are confirmed (Q8) ________________ and 8 others are (Q9) ___________________________. And Oprah Winfery has released video of the (Q10) _____________________________ wreaked by the flash flooding which hit Montecito. The video shows Winfery describing the scene as she walks through a sea of mud.

Julian Stiles, Associated Press News Minute.

◆KEY

This is AP News Minute.

A group of bipartisan senators reached a deal on legislation to protect (Q1) younger immigrants brought to the US from deportation. The group including Arizona republican Jeff Flake and Democrat Dick Durbin, has been working for months in hopes securing (Q2) legislation to extend Obama-era protections known as DACA. The significance of their agreement was initially (Q3) unclear, with White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying no deal had been reached and that the White House would keep working toward one.

Walmart says the company is closing (Q4) 63 Sam's Club stores across the country. News of the closures came on the same day that Walmart announced that it would boost starting salaries for US workers to (Q5) 11 dollars an hour and hand out one-time (Q6) cash bonuses.

Hundreds of rescue workers are slogging through knee-deep ooze and using long (Q7) poles to probe for bodies as they search for victims of the mudslides that slammed the Californian town of Montecito. 17 people are confirmed (Q8) dead and 8 others are (Q9) missing. And Oprah Winfery has released video of the (Q10) devastation wreaked by the flash flooding which hit Montecito. The video shows Winfery describing the scene as she walks through a sea of mud.

Julian Stiles, Associated Press News Minute.


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  • 来源:刘立军 宋葳 2018-02-28