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星火英语15篇文章背完大学英语六级词汇:Unit12-Part2

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《星火英语15篇背完六级词汇》教你一种用全新的方法突破六级词汇。As a bewildered public endeavored to a

    《星火英语15篇背完六级词汇》教你一种用全新的方法突破六级词汇。

    As a bewildered public endeavored to assimilate

    this overwhelming event,

    at 9∶03 a.m., a second hijacked jet

    crashed into Two W.T.C.

    Millions of people around the world,

    having been alerted to the incident

    and now watching the terror

    unfold on their televisions,

    watched in shock as the second plane,

    in the blink of an eye,

    entered the south tower

    at approximately the seventy-second floor

    and partially exited the opposite wall.

    Fire and police departments

    were mobilized immediately.

    Rapid evacuation of the buildings was crucial.

    Many workers on upper floors,

    knowing there was no escape,

    committed suicide by hurling themselves

    out of windows to their deaths.

    Then, 62 minutes after it had been crashed into,

    the south tower crumbled into the streets

    in a gigantic cloud of dust and debris.

    Hundreds of police and firefighters

    intent on their rescue mission

    lost their lives as Two W.T.C. collapsed.

    Drivers and attendants of emergency vehicles,

    unable to abandon their posts,

    died where they had stopped

    to give aid and assistance.

    Employees from the two towers,

    rushing to escape the raging fires,

    were caught in the wreckage.

    Pedestrians, uncertain of which way to turn,

    and not convinced of the need for urgency,

    found themselves trapped

    in an avalanche of concrete.

    Members of the media,

    on their way to

    cover the breaking news of the disaster,

    became victims of it.

    Hundreds of commuters,

    on their way to work via subway,

    were trapped below ground with no escape possible.

    Hospital emergency departments,

    having been notified of the explosions,

    quickly prepared for the arrival of casualties.

    When the expected influx failed to materialize,

    it could only mean that there were few survivors.

    One W.T.C. collapsed at 10∶30 a.m.,

    105 minutes after being hit,

    adding to the mass confusion in the streets.

    Seven W.T.C.,

    a later addition to the complex,

    was damaged,caught fire,

    and collapsed later that afternoon.

    Not one of the adjoining structures was left intact.

    In the aftermath of this incredible misfortune,

    the pieces of the puzzle

    began to be put in place.

    Shortly before 8∶00 a.m. on September 11, 2001,

    three commercial airliners were hijacked

    from Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.

    All were transcontinental flights

    with passengers destined for California

    and their full fuel tanks

    provided the ammunition critical

    to the mission of the hijackers.

    Authorities speculate that

    the pilots were assassinated

    and their places taken by the terrorists

    who had had flight training.

    In all, there were 157 passengers

    and crew on the two planes.

    The third plane crashed in Pennsylvania

    killing 45 passengers and crew.

    A number of the hostages managed to

    use their cellular telephones to

    call their families to say goodbye.

    Everything occurred

    in such a short period of time that,

    other than alerting a handful of people

    that there were some hijackings,

    no one had any idea why.

    The dilemma was that there were no warnings,

    no demands for ransom,

    and no hints that this bright,

    sunny September morning was about

    to become a day that will live forever

    in the minds of those

    who witnessed the tragedy.

    It will be years

    before the final toll of damage

    will be known.

    To consolidate information,

    compute the financial losses,

    designate a monetary value for loss of life,

    fill the void left on the terrain,

    to make sense of this misfortune

    intended to undermine the foundation of America

    is a formidable assignment.

    We do know that

    destruction of the World Trade Center

    cost the lives of more than

    three thousand innocent people

    in the buildings, in the hijacked airplanes,

    and in the surrounding streets.

    Who can erase the mental images of those planes

    smashing into the twin towers?

    Who is unable to visualize the spectacle

    of terrified men and women

    jumping to their doom?

    How can those of us

    who observed the collapse

    of the buildings fail to dwell

    on the loss of life caused by men,cowards,

    who lacked the fortitud

    to proclaim war on their alleged enemy?

    Today, October 22, 2001,

    nine more corpses were

    discovered in the rubbl,

    the first such discovery in several weeks.

    This may seem trivial when one considers

    the multitude of people who died.

    However, the fatalities

    aren't the only victims

    of this tragic event.

    Their families, friends,

    and colleagues need closure.

    They need to know with certainty

    that their loved ones are dead

    and they need to bury the remains.

    Unfortunately,most of the casualties

    will probably never be found

    because the heat produced

    by the ignition of jet fuel

    and the damage incurred by the impact

    would have instantaneously vaporized everything

    and everyone in the immediate vicinity.

    Others, in the buildings

    or on the streets as the towers collapsed

    are under so much debris

    that their bodies may

    not be found for months.

    The list of buildings collapsed

    and damaged includes all seven buildings

    of the W.T.C.complex comprising W.T.C.6,

    the U.S. Customs House to the north;

    W.T.C.3, the 22 story Marriott World Trade Center Hotel

    just west of Tower Two;

    W.T.C.4 and 5, the Plaza Buildings,

    and One Liberty Plaza, a 54 story,

    743 foot high building to the east.

    Firefighters and recovery workers

    remain on the scene.

    The fires still smolder beneath the ruins.

    The American spirit has been bruised

    and the land has been scarred.

    The citizens of this powerful nation

    now realize just how fragile

    and vulnerable their country is.

    Nevertheless,they are defiant.

    They do not consider themselves

    easy prey for terrorists.

    They are still optimistic

    about their place in today's world.

    They assert that the nightmare

    visited upon them will be visited

    upon the perpetrators of this cowardly act.

    The World Trade Center is no more.

    The dream of an international axis of business,

    once a reality,will be revised.

    Maybe having one place

    that is so prominent will also be rethought.

    Whatever the outcome,

    this massacre has served

    to strengthen the resolve of a mighty nation.

    The dream and dreamers will survive.

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