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练习 | BBC新闻:特朗普暂停资助世卫组织

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BBC新闻:特朗普暂停资助世卫组织

燕山大学 刘立军 供稿

 

u TRANSCRIPT

BBC news with Stewart Macintosh.

The head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he regrets president Trump's moves to suspend the American funding in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Tedros said his organization was reviewing the impact of the cut. Mr. Trump has accused the UN agency of making deadly mistakes in the backing China in a cover-up.

The G20 group of major economies says it would suspend debt payments owed by 77 of the world's poorest countries to help them deal with the pandemic. President of the World Bank told the BBC that the initiative would save developing nations about 14 billion dollars.

The German government is to relax some of the measures imposed to contain the spread of the disease. Children due to sit exams can go back to school next month. Small shops can open their doors next week.

France has seen a drop in the number of people receiving treatment for Covid-19 in hospital for the first time since the outbreak began. The figure fell by over 500, but the tally of fatalities continues to mount to more than 17,000.

Brazil's health minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta says he won't accept the resignation of a key member of his team, the health secretary Wanderson de Oliveira. Mr. Oliveira wanted to step down because of a dispute between the health minister and president Jair Bolsonaro over fighting the virus.

British customs agents have unmasked an attempt to use the coronavirus crisis to smuggle in drugs. They seized a million-dollar worth of cocaine that was concealed in the consignment of protective face gear.

And a park in Israeli city of Tel Aviv has been taken over by jackals. In normal times, joggers, cyclists, and families would flock to Hayarkon park, but with coronavirus, human visitors are now scarce.

BBC news.

 

u VOCABULARY

1. initiative n.(可数名词)a new plan for dealing with a particular problem or for achieving a particular purpose 倡议;新方案。例如:a United Nations peace initiative联合国的和平倡议

2. sit v. sit (for) sth. (British English, rather formal) to do an exam 参加考试;应试。用法:(动词+名词短语)例如:

l Candidates will sit the examinations in June.考生将在六月参加考试。

l Most of the students sit at least 5 GCSEs. 大多数学生至少参加5门普通中等教育证书考试。

(单独使用的动词)例如:He was about to sit for his entrance exam. 当时他正要参加入学考试。

3. tally n. a record of the number or amount of sth., especially one that you can keep adding to 记录;积分表;账。例如:Keep a tally of how much you spend while you're away. 在外出期间,把你的花费都记录下来。

4. consignment n. a quantity of goods that are sent or delivered somewhere 装运的货物;运送物。例如:a consignment of medicines 运送的一批药物

5. jackal n. a wild animal like a dog, that eats the meat of animals that are already dead and lives in Africa and Asia 豺;胡狼

6. jogger n. a person who jogs regularly for exercise 慢跑锻炼者

 

u QUESTIONS

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

Key words

Person / Group / Country

Detail

COVID-19

President TRUMP

The head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he regrets president Trump's moves to (Q1) __________________________ in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

COVID-19

G20

The G20 group of major economies says it would suspend (Q2) ______________ owed by 77 of the world's poorest countries to help them deal with the pandemic. 

 

COVID-19

GERMAN

The German government is to (Q3) ______ some of the measures imposed to contain the spread of the disease. Children due to (Q4) ________________ can go back to school next month. Small shops can open their doors next week.

 

COVID-19

FRANCE

France has seen a (Q5) _______ in the number of people receiving treatment for Covid-19 in hospital for the first time since the outbreak began. The figure fell by over 500, but the tally of (Q6) ________ continues to mount to more than 17,000.

 

COVID-19

BRAZIL

Brazil's health minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta says he won't accept the (Q7) _________ of a key member of his team, the health secretary Wanderson de Oliveira. Mr. Oliveira wanted to step down because of a (Q8) ________ between the health minister and president Jair Bolsonaro over fighting the virus.

 

COVID-19

BRITISH

British customs agents have unmasked an attempt to use the coronavirus crisis to (Q9) _____________________. They seized a million-dollar worth of cocaine that was concealed in the consignment of protective face gear.

 

COVID-19

ISRAEL

And a park in Israeli city of Tel Aviv has been taken over by jackals. In normal times, joggers, cyclists, and families would flock to Hayarkon park, but with coronavirus, (Q10) _________________________ are now scarce. 

 

u KEY 

l 精简版

Q1 suspend the American funding

Q2 debt payments

Q3 relax

Q4 sit exams

Q5 drop

Q6 fatalities

Q7 resignation

Q8 dispute

Q9 smuggle in drugs

Q10 human visitors

 

l 完整版

Key words

Person / Group / Country

Detail

COVID-19

President TRUMP

The head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he regrets president Trump's moves to (Q1) suspend the American funding in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

COVID-19

G20

The G20 group of major economies says it would suspend (Q2) debt payments owed by 77 of the world's poorest countries to help them deal with the pandemic. 

 

COVID-19

GERMAN

The German government is to (Q3) relax some of the measures imposed to contain the spread of the disease. Children due to (Q4) sit exams can go back to school next month. Small shops can open their doors next week.

 

COVID-19

FRANCE

France has seen a (Q5) drop in the number of people receiving treatment for Covid-19 in hospital for the first time since the outbreak began. The figure fell by over 500, but the tally of (Q6) fatalities continues to mount to more than 17,000.

 

COVID-19

BRAZIL

Brazil's health minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta says he won't accept the (Q7) resignation of a key member of his team, the health secretary Wanderson de Oliveira. Mr. Oliveira wanted to step down because of a (Q8) dispute between the health minister and president Jair Bolsonaro over fighting the virus.

 

COVID-19

BRITISH

British customs agents have unmasked an attempt to use the coronavirus crisis to (Q9) smuggle in drugs. They seized a million-dollar worth of cocaine that was concealed in the consignment of protective face gear.

 

COVID-19

ISRAEL

And a park in Israeli city of Tel Aviv has been taken over by jackals. In normal times, joggers, cyclists, and families would flock to Hayarkon park, but with coronavirus, (Q10) human visitors are now scarce.

 

 

 


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  • 来源:刘立军 2020-05-06