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练习 | AP News 一分钟新闻:印尼海啸造成数百人死亡

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印尼海啸造成数百人死亡

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AP News一分钟新闻:印尼海啸造成数百人死亡

 

燕山大学 刘立军 编写

 

u TRANSCRIPT

 

This is AP News Minute.

 

More than 400 people are now known dead from the tsunami that slammed ashore in Indonesia. Thousands were displaced. Damaged roads are making it difficult for aid to reach remote villages.

 

A K-9 officer was shot and wounded, and a sheriff's department dog was killed outside a Florida mall. Authorities were pursuing suspects in an attempted murder. At least 2 suspects are in custody. One of them was wounded.

 

Japanese stocks plunged overnight, another Asian markets also declined, following a steep drop on Wall Street. All of this amid fears of a slowing economy and President Trump's criticism of the Federal Reserve.

 

The President and First Lady Melania Trump went to Washington's National Cathedral for Christmas Eve services. The partial government shutdown is keeping the Trumps in Washington during the holiday.

 

Adapted from http://www.kekenet.com/broadcast/201812/574833.shtml

 

u VOCABULARY

 

1. slam v. to put, push or throw sth. into a particular place or position with a lot of force 用力一放;使劲一推;猛劲一摔。例如:She slammed down the phone angrily. 她气呼呼地啪的一声挂上电话。

2. ashore adv. towards, onto or on land, having come from an area of water such as the sea or a river 向(或在)岸上;向(或在)陆地。例如:

l to come/go ashore上岸

l a drowned body found washed ashore on the beach被人发现的一具冲到海滩上的溺水者尸体

l The cruise included several days ashore. 这次航行包括几天陆上行程。

3. sheriff n. (in the US) an elected officer responsible for keeping law and order in a county or town 县治安官,城镇治安官(美国民选地方官员)

4. mall n. (especially North American English) = shopping mall 例如:

l Let's go to the mall. 我们去商场吧。

l Some teenagers were hanging out at the mall. 有些青少年在购物广场里闲逛。

5. custody n.  the state of being in prison, especially while waiting for trial (尤指在候审时的)拘留,拘押,羁押。例如:

l After the riot, 32 people were taken into police custody. 那场暴乱后,有32人被警方拘留。

l (British English) He was remanded in custody , charged with the murder of a policeman. 他被控谋杀一名警察,正在羁押候审。

6. plunge v. (of prices, temperatures, etc. 价格、温度等) to decrease suddenly and quickly 暴跌;骤降;突降。例如:Stock markets plunged at the news of the coup. 政变的消息一传来,股票市场便暴跌。

 

u QUESTIONS

 

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

 

This is AP News Minute.

 

More than _______________ people are now known dead from the tsunami that slammed ashore in Indonesia. ___________________ were displaced. Damaged roads are making it difficult for aid to reach ________________________.

 

A K-9 officer was shot and _________________, and a sheriff's department _________ was killed outside a Florida mall. Authorities were pursuing suspects in an attempted murder. At least 2 ________________ are in custody. One of them was wounded.

 

Japanese stocks plunged overnight, another Asian markets also ______________, following a steep drop on Wall Street. All of this amid fears of ______________________ and President Trump's _____________________ of the Federal Reserve.

 

The President and First Lady Melania Trump went to Washington's National Cathedral for Christmas Eve services. The ___________________________________ is keeping the Trumps in Washington during the holiday.

 

u KEY

 

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

 

This is AP News Minute.

 

More than 400 people are now known dead from the tsunami that slammed ashore in Indonesia. Thousands were displaced. Damaged roads are making it difficult for aid to reach remote villages.

 

A K-9 officer was shot and wounded, and a sheriff's department dog was killed outside a Florida mall. Authorities were pursuing suspects in an attempted murder. At least 2 suspects are in custody. One of them was wounded.

 

Japanese stocks plunged overnight, another Asian markets also declined, following a steep drop on Wall Street. All of this amid fears of a slowing economy and President Trump's criticism of the Federal Reserve.

 

The President and First Lady Melania Trump went to Washington's National Cathedral for Christmas Eve services. The partial government shutdown is keeping the Trumps in Washington during the holiday.

 


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  • 来源:刘立军 2019-03-07