练习 | FOX新闻:新房销量下降

练习 | FOX新闻:新房销量下降

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FOX新闻:新房销量下降

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TRANSCRIPT

New home sales have been like a yo-yo the last two months, dropping more than 11 percent in April. The biggest decline in two years coming down from a surge in March when the sales space hit a near 10-year high.

The Commerce Department also reports the median price of a house also declined three percent in April from March. This after home builders broke ground on fewer new construction projects for the second straight month.

New home sales only make up about a tenth of the housing market. The rest are considered existing or previously-owned homes.

Dave Anthony, FOX News.

Adapted from http://www.kekenet.com/broadcast/201903/579400.shtml

VOCABULARY

1. surge v. (of prices, profits, etc. 物价、利润等) to suddenly increase in value 急剧上升;飞涨;激增。例如:Share prices surged. 股价猛涨。
2. median n. having a value in the middle of a series of values 中间值的;中间的。例如:the median age / price中年;中等价位

QUESTIONS

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

New home sales have been like a yo-yo the last two months, (Q1) __________________ more than (Q2) ____________ percent in April. The biggest (Q3) __________________ in two years coming down from a (Q4) _________________ in March when the sales space hit a near 10-year high.

The Commerce Department also reports the (Q5) _______________ of a house also (Q6) _________ three percent in April from March. This after home builders broke ground on fewer new (Q7) _________________________ for the second straight month.

New home sales only make up about (Q8) __________ of the housing market. (Q9) _____________ are considered (Q10) ____________________ or previously-owned homes.

Dave Anthony, FOX News.

KEY 

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

New home sales have been like a yo-yo the last two months, (Q1) dropping more than (Q2) 11 percent in April. The biggest (Q3) decline in two years coming down from a (Q4) surge in March when the sales space hit a near 10-year high.

The Commerce Department also reports the (Q5) median price of a house also (Q6) declined three percent in April from March. This after home builders broke ground on fewer new (Q7) construction projects for the second straight month.

New home sales only make up about (Q8) a tenth of the housing market. (Q9) The rest are considered (Q10) existing or previously-owned homes.

Dave Anthony, FOX News.

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  • 来源:刘立军 2019-04-30