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CNN英语新闻:澳大利亚高温难耐,野火肆虐(双语)

叶翠 于2013-01-09发布 l 已有人浏览
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据联合国估计,超过一百万叙利亚难民越过边境。他们寻找的是安全。也寻找着温暖。
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 Hi, I'm Carl Azuz.
嗨,我是卡尔·阿祖兹。

Today we're going to one-up Phineas Fogg.
今天我们要谈谈的是菲尼亚斯·福格。

Instead of 80 days, we're going around the world in 80 seconds for some global headlines at the start of today's show.
不是你所熟知的80天,我们将花80秒的时间看看全世界的一些全球头条新闻作为今天节目的开始。

Our first stop is in Syria, where civil war is driving hundreds of thousands of people out of the country.
我们的第一站是叙利亚,内战让成千上万的人离开这个国家。

According to estimate from the United Nations, more than half a million Syrian refugees have crossed over the border.
据联合国估计,超过一百万叙利亚难民越过边境。

They're looking for safety.
他们寻找的是安全。

They're also looking for warmth.
也寻找着温暖。

And with predictions for a harsh winter, that could be hard to find.
而这个严酷的冬天可能让他们很难找到。

Next,where some newspaper journalists are protesting against the government.

接下来一站,一些报纸记者正在抗议政府。

They've accused officials of censorship and restricting freedom of the press.
他们指责官员的审查及限制新闻自由。

Local government officials aren't commenting about the situation.
当地政府官员对这一情况缄口不言。

The people you see here are supporting the journalists laying flowers down at the newspaper's headquarters .
这里你看到的都是将鲜花放在报社总部门前支持记者们的人们。

Now, we're going to go to Australia, where intense heat and strong winds are fueling the flames of two wildfires.
现在,我们前往澳大利亚,在那里酷热和强风正在助力两场野火。

This is happening on the island of Tasmania.
这发生在塔斯马尼亚岛。

The fire has destroyed more than 100 homes, but as late Sunday night, officials said there hadn't been any deaths reported, although they were looking into reports about potentially missing people.
大火已经摧毁了超过100幢房子,但在周日晚上晚些时候,官员表示没有任何人员死亡的报道,虽然他们正在调查关于潜在失踪者的报告。

Last stop on our global tour, Alaska, where an oil rig was a little to shore than you might expect, right up on it.
我们的全球旅行的最后一站是阿拉斯加,这里的石油钻井平台比你期望的要比海岸小些。

This Royal Dutch Shell rig ran aground last week.
这个荷兰皇家壳牌钻机于上周搁浅。

It happened while it was being towed back to its winter home.
当这件事发生时,它正被拖回到自己冬季的家。

There could be up to 150,000 gallons of diesel on board, but observers are saying there are no signs that any of it is leaking out.
在平台上可能有多达150,000加仑的柴油,但观察人士表示没有表明任何泄露出去的迹象。

词汇学习

1.physical a.物质的;身体的;体力的

It's a physical impossibility to be in two places at one time.
同时在两地是自然规律上不可能的事。

2.hostile a.敌对的;怀敌意的

Let's hope they will refrain from hostile actions.
希望他们不采取敌对行动。

3.assault n.攻击;突袭

Trainee commandos are put through an exhausting assault course.
受训的突击队员要参加令人筋疲力尽的突击课程。

4.crux n.关键;难题

Therein lies the crux of the matter.
问题的关键就在那里。

5.transparency n.透明度

They were shocked by the transparency of his lies.
他们感到震惊的是他竟睁着眼睛说瞎话。

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