练习 | BBC新闻:武汉解封

练习 | BBC新闻:武汉解封

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BBC新闻:武汉解封

燕山大学 刘立军 供稿

 

TRANSCRIPT】

BBC news with David Harper.

The lockdown has been lifted in Wuhan in China's Hubei province, where the coronavirus pandemic started. Train road and rail connections have been established two and a half months after the authorities locked down the city of 11 million people.

The acting Secretary of the Navy in the United States, Thomas Modly, has resigned after criticism of his handling of a crisis, in which the commander of a ship stricken by coronavirus was removed from his post. On Sunday, Mr. Modly told the crew of the aircraft carrier that captain Brett Crozier was "too naive or too stupid" to remain in command.

The number of people in France who have died from the coronavirus has now risen above 10,000. In the past 24 hours, 607 death has been recorded in hospitals. There were 820 death recorded in nursing homes, but these may have taken place over several days.

The head of the group of Eurozone finance minister has called on them to take bold measures in response to the coronavirus crisis. Mário Centeno is urging them to approve an ambitious economic recovery plan.

Voters in Wisconsin are facing long queues to cast their ballot as the state presidential primary goes ahead, despite concerns over the virus outbreak. In the city of Milwaukee, only five out of 180 polling stations are open due to a shortage of volunteer workers.

Uganda has been invaded by a new swarm of locusts, which are devastating farms in the east. There is concern that funds earmarked for locust control are being diverted to fight the coronavirus.

A Paraguay court has allowed the Brazilian former football star Ronaldinho and his brother out on bail from a prison. The two have been held since the beginning of March of allegations they used faked passport to enter Paraguay. Ronaldinho and his brother had used the passports when going there to promote a book and for a campaign took for under privileged children. They denied any wrongdoing.

BBC news.

 

VOCABULARY】

1. lockdown n.(可数名词, 不可数名词)(North Amercian English) a situation in which restrictions are placed on sb.'s movements or actions 活动(或行动)限制。例如:Prisoners have been placed on lockdown to prevent further violence at the jail. 已对囚犯实行活动限制,以免狱中再出现暴力行为。

2. pandemic n. a disease that spreads over a whole country or the whole world(全国或全球性)流行病;大流行病

3. cast v.(动词+名词短语)(literary) to throw sb/sth somewhere, especially using force 扔;掷;抛。例如:The priceless treasures had been cast into the Nile. 价值连城的珍宝被扔进了尼罗河。

4. earmark v.(动词+名词短语)(常用被动态)earmark sb./sth. (for/as sb./sth.) to decide that sth. will be used for a particular purpose, or to state that sth. will happen to sb./sth. in the future 指定……的用途;预先安排、确定(未来发生的事情)。例如:She was earmarked early as a possible champion. 人们早就认定她有可能夺冠。

5. bail n.(不可数名词)money that sb. agrees to pay if a person accused of a crime does not appear at their trial. When bail has been arranged, the accused person is allowed to go free until the trial. 保释金;保释。例如:Can anyone put up bail for you? 有人保释你吗?

6. allegation n. a public statement that is made without giving proof, accusing sb. of doing sth. that is wrong or illegal(无证据的)说法,指控。例如:Several newspapers made allegations of corruption in the city's police department. 有几家报纸声称该市警察部门腐败。

7. wrongdoing n.(不可数名词, 可数名词)(formal) illegal or dishonest behaviour 不法行为;坏事;作恶;欺骗行径

 

QUESTIONS】

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

BBC news with David Harper.

The lockdown has been lifted in Wuhan in China's Hubei province, where the (Q1) ______________________started. Train road and rail connections have been established two and a half months after the authorities locked down the city of 11 million people.

The acting Secretary of the (Q2) __________________ in the United States, Thomas Modly, has resigned after criticism of his handling of a crisis, in which the (Q3) __________________ of a ship stricken by coronavirus was removed from his post. On Sunday, Mr. Modly told the crew of the aircraft carrier that captain Brett Crozier was "too naive or too stupid" to remain in command.

The number of people in France who have died from the coronavirus has now risen above 10,000. In the past 24 hours, 607 death has been recorded in (Q4) __________________. There were 820 death recorded in (Q5) ________________________, but these may have taken place over several days.

The head of the group of Eurozone finance minister has called on them to take bold measures (Q6) ____________________________ the coronavirus crisis. Mário Centeno is urging them to approve an ambitious economic recovery plan.

Voters in Wisconsin are facing long queues to cast their ballot as the state presidential primary goes ahead, despite concerns over the virus outbreak. In the city of Milwaukee, only five out of 180 (Q7) __________________________ are open due to a shortage of volunteer workers.

Uganda has been invaded by a new swarm of locusts, which are devastating farms in the east. There is concern that funds earmarked for locust control are being diverted to (Q8) ___________________.

A Paraguay court has allowed the Brazilian former football star Ronaldinho and his brother out on bail from a prison. The two have been held since the beginning of March of allegations they used (Q9) _________________________________ to enter Paraguay. Ronaldinho and his brother had used the passports when going there to (Q10) ________________________________ and for a campaign took for under privileged children. They denied any wrongdoing.

BBC news.

 

KEY】 

l 精简版

(Q1) coronavirus pandemic

(Q2) navy

(Q3) commander

(Q4) hospitals

(Q5) nursing homes

(Q6) in response to

(Q7) polling stations

(Q8) fight the coronavirus

(Q9) faked passport

(Q10) promote a book

 

l 完整版

BBC news with David Harper.

The lockdown has been lifted in Wuhan in China's Hubei province, where the (Q1) coronavirus pandemic started. Train road and rail connections have been established two and a half months after the authorities locked down the city of 11 million people.

The acting Secretary of the (Q2) Navy in the United States, Thomas Modly, has resigned after criticism of his handling of a crisis, in which the (Q3) commander of a ship stricken by coronavirus was removed from his post. On Sunday, Mr. Modly told the crew of the aircraft carrier that captain Brett Crozier was "too naive or too stupid" to remain in command.

The number of people in France who have died from the coronavirus has now risen above 10,000. In the past 24 hours, 607 death has been recorded in (Q4) hospitals. There were 820 death recorded in (Q5) nursing homes, but these may have taken place over several days.

The head of the group of Eurozone finance minister has called on them to take bold measures (Q6) in response to the coronavirus crisis. Mário Centeno is urging them to approve an ambitious economic recovery plan.

Voters in Wisconsin are facing long queues to cast their ballot as the state presidential primary goes ahead, despite concerns over the virus outbreak. In the city of Milwaukee, only five out of 180 (Q7) polling stations are open due to a shortage of volunteer workers.

Uganda has been invaded by a new swarm of locusts, which are devastating farms in the east. There is concern that funds earmarked for locust control are being diverted to (Q8) fight the coronavirus.

A Paraguay court has allowed the Brazilian former football star Ronaldinho and his brother out on bail from a prison. The two have been held since the beginning of March of allegations they used (Q9) faked passport to enter Paraguay. Ronaldinho and his brother had used the passports when going there to (Q10) promote a book and for a campaign took for under privileged children. They denied any wrongdoing.

BBC news.

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  • 来源:刘立军 2020-05-06