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AP News一分钟新闻:拜登指责特朗普应对疫情不力

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AP News一分钟新闻:拜登指责特朗普应对疫情不力

燕山大学 刘立军 供稿

 

TRANSCRIPT

 

This is AP News Minute.

 

The Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction is going to be charged. Fulton County District attorney Paul Howard made the announcement about Garrett Rolfe during a news conference Wednesday. Rolfe had already been fired after he fatally shot the 27-year-old Brooks on Friday night.

 

A dramatic shift has taken place in the nation's opinions on policing and race. A new poll by the Associated Press-Norc Center for Public Affairs Research finds that more Americans today than five years ago believe police brutality is a serious problem that too often goes undisciplined and unequally targets black Americans.

 

Joe Biden ratcheted up his criticism of President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Accusing him of ignoring the damage he's caused by an inadequate response to the outbreak. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee attacked Trump for the high rate of U.S. deaths and charged that the economy is “still sputtering."

 

New York's governor has signed an executive order recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for state employees. Juneteenth is observed on June 19 and commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the U.S.

 

Adapted from http://www.kekenet.com/broadcast/202006/613385.shtml

 

VOCABULARY

 

1. stun gun: 眩晕枪 (一种使人或动物短时无法动弹的武器)  A stun gun is a device that can immobilize a person or animal for a short time without causing them serious injury.

2. ratchet up: to increase, or make sth. increase, repeatedly and by small amounts (使)逐渐小幅增长。例如:Overuse of credit cards has ratcheted up consumer debt to unacceptable levels. 滥用信用卡使消费债务逐渐增加到了难以接受的地步。

3. sputter v. (过程、行动或事态) 缓慢不稳地进行,慢慢结束 If a process, action, or state of affairs sputters, it progresses slowly and unevenly or starts to end. 例如:The economy is already sputtering, with low or no growth. 经济发展速度已经放慢,增长率很低,或者根本没有增长。

4. commemorate v. (动词 + 名词短语)to remind people of an important person or event from the past with a special action or object; to exist to remind people of a person or an event from the past (用……)纪念;作为……的纪念。例如:A series of movies will be shown to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death. 为纪念他逝世30周年,有一系列的电影要上映。

5. emancipation n. 奴隶的解放

 

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.

 

The Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction is going to be (Q1) ____________________. Fulton County District attorney Paul Howard made the announcement about Garrett Rolfe during a news conference Wednesday. Rolfe had already been (Q2) _________________ after he fatally shot the 27-year-old Brooks on Friday night.

 

A dramatic shift has taken place in the nation's opinions on (Q3) _______________________. A new poll by the Associated Press-Norc Center for Public Affairs Research finds that more Americans today than five years ago believe (Q4) _______________________ is a serious problem that too often goes undisciplined and unequally targets black Americans.

 

Joe Biden ratcheted up his (Q5) ________________________ of President Donald Trump's handling of the (Q6) ________________________________. Accusing him of ignoring the damage he's caused by (Q7) ________________________ to the outbreak. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee attacked Trump for the (Q8) ______________________ of U.S. deaths and charged that the economy is “still sputtering."

 

New York's governor has signed (Q9) _________________ recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for state employees. Juneteenth is observed on June 19 and commemorates the (Q10) ______________ of slaves in the U.S.

 

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.

 

The Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction is going to be (Q1) charged. Fulton County District attorney Paul Howard made the announcement about Garrett Rolfe during a news conference Wednesday. Rolfe had already been (Q2) fired after he fatally shot the 27-year-old Brooks on Friday night.

 

A dramatic shift has taken place in the nation's opinions on (Q3) policing and race. A new poll by the Associated Press-Norc Center for Public Affairs Research finds that more Americans today than five years ago believe (Q4) police brutality is a serious problem that too often goes undisciplined and unequally targets black Americans.

 

Joe Biden ratcheted up his (Q5) criticism of President Donald Trump's handling of the (Q6) coronavirus pandemic. Accusing him of ignoring the damage he's caused by (Q7) an inadequate response to the outbreak. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee attacked Trump for the (Q8) high rate of U.S. deaths and charged that the economy is “still sputtering."

 

New York's governor has signed (Q9) an executive order recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for state employees. Juneteenth is observed on June 19 and commemorates the (Q10) emancipation of slaves in the U.S.

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  • 来源:刘立军 2020-09-30