练习 | 土耳其成为中东疫情最严重国家

练习 | 土耳其成为中东疫情最严重国家

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The latest figure for Turkish is atop the Covid-19 affected countries in Asia.

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BBC 新闻:土耳其成为中东疫情最严重国家
燕山大学 刘立军 供稿

TRANSCRIPT

BBC news.

Turkey now has more cases of coronavirus than China, the origin of the pandemic. Turkish officials registered nearly 4,000 new cases in 24 hours, bringing the totals of more than 86,000. The latest figure for Turkish is atop the Covid-19 affected countries in Asia.

A senior British cabinet minister has admitted that Boris Johnson missed five of the government's top-level emergency planning meetings, as the coronavirus pandemic was taking hold. Michael Gove denied that Mr. Johnson didn't take the pandemic seriously.

Italy has registered another drop in the number of deaths with coronavirus in the further slowing of infections. The latest daily bulletin recorded 433 deaths, around 50 fewer than the previous day. France also shows signs of making headway against the disease.

In a message apparently aimed at his Hindu nationalist supporters, the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has said that Covid-19 doesn't see race, religion, color or cast before striking. The message follows a surge in anti-Muslim rhetoric from his supports on social media, blaming an Islamic sect for spreading the virus in India.

In another news, Iran has accused the U.S. navy of dangerous behavior in the gulf and said it has increased its patrol in response. The Iranian revolutionary guards said it's stepped up its activities after Americans blocked the path of an Iranian vessel fortnight ago. 

One of Brazil's most wanted criminals, who was on the run for more than 20 years has been sent home from Mozambique to face justice. Gilberto Aparecido dos Santos, known as “Fuminho" is accused of running international drug operations.

There are reports of continued fighting southeast of the Libyan capital Tripoli. Militiamen loyal to the U.N. back government are trying to capture the strategically significant town Tarhuna.

BBC news.


VOCABULARY

1. atop prep. ( old-fashioned or literary in British English 老式或文学用英国英语) on top of; at the top of 在……顶上。例如:a flag high atop a pole高挂在旗杆顶端的旗子
2. make headway: to make progress, especially when it is difficult 取得(缓慢的或艰难的)进展。例如:We are making little headway with the negotiations. 我们的谈判没有取得什么进展。
3. patrol n. the act of going to different parts of a building, an area, etc. to make sure that there is no trouble or crime 巡逻;巡查。例如:Security guards make regular patrols at night. 夜间保安人员定时巡逻。
4. vessel n. (formal) a large ship or boat 大船;轮船。例如:ocean-going vessels远洋轮船
5. fortnight n. (British English) two weeks 两星期。例如:a fortnight's holiday两周的假期

QUESTIONS

Read the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F).

1. Turkey now has more cases of coronavirus than China. 
2. A senior British cabinet minister has admitted that Boris Johnson missed six of the government's top-level emergency planning meetings.
3. France has registered another drop in the number of deaths with coronavirus in the further slowing of infections. 
4. The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi argued that Covid-19 doesn't see race, religion, color or cast before striking. 
5. Iran has accused the U.S. navy of dangerous behavior in the gulf and said it has increased its patrol in response. 
6. One of Brazil's most wanted criminals, who was on the run for more than 30 years, has been sent home from Mozambique to face justice. 

KEY 

Read the statements. Then listen to the news and decide whether the statements are true (T) or false (F).

(T) 1. Turkey now has more cases of coronavirus than China. 
(F) 2. A senior British cabinet minister has admitted that Boris Johnson missed six of the government's top-level emergency planning meetings. (正确表达)A senior British cabinet minister has admitted that Boris Johnson missed five of the government's top-level emergency planning meetings.
(F) 3. France has registered another drop in the number of deaths with coronavirus in the further slowing of infections.(正确表达) Italy has registered another drop in the number of deaths with coronavirus in the further slowing of infections. 
(T) 4. The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi argued that Covid-19 doesn't see race, religion, color or cast before striking. 
(T) 5. Iran has accused the U.S. navy of dangerous behavior in the gulf and said it has increased its patrol in response. 
(F) 6. One of Brazil's most wanted criminals, who was on the run for more than 30 years, has been sent home from Mozambique to face justice.(正确表达)One of Brazil's most wanted criminals, who was on the run for more than 20 years, has been sent home from Mozambique to face justice.

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  • 时长:2.0分钟
  • 语速:170wpm
  • 来源:刘立军 2020-07-17