只用一本书提高英语听力能力!重温经典名著双语阅读小编推荐:跟着纪录片学英语不背单词和语法,轻松学英语
返回列表 回复 发帖

【整理】SENEWS-2004-0815-2330

提高英语听力能力 找对方法很重要!
It is 23:30 Universal Time, I'm Jim Tedder in Washington.
[1] Iraqi police have forced reporters to leave the holy city of Najaf, because of signs that a major military battle will take place soon. Earlier, United States troops gathered at a nearby base and moved near an area occupied by fighters loyal to Shiite religious leader Muqtada al-Sadr. Also in Iraq, delegates at a national political conference threatened to leave the meeting unless the government restarts truce talks with fighters in Najaf. Relegiuos, political and civic* leaders are begining a 3-day meeting in Baghdad to elect a 100-member government advisory group. One report from Fallujah said at least 4 Iraqis were killed when American planes bombed targets in the city.
*civic(其发音的辅音由[svk]组成,故可在《听音查字词典》的第502页查到,关于《听音查字词典》的介绍,请到听音查字专栏看相关贴子)
[2] Life in Italy has not changed as a terrorist time limit for an Italian withdrawal from Iraq has past. Italian Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu said all threats must be taken seriously, but his country will not surrender to them. He said the government has strengthened security measures. The terror group Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigade threatened to launch a war against Italy if that country did not pull its troops from Iraq by Sunday. The group's threat was placed on the internet computer network, but it has not been independently comfirmed.
[3] Officials in the Indian state of Assam say a bomb explosion has killed at least 15 people during an independence day parade. Reports from the town of Dhemaji say most of the victims were children. No one has claimed responsibility. Officials said they suspect the banned separatist group United Liberation Front of Assam. A bomb also has been exploded at an independence day parade in Kashmir. At least 15 people were wounded in that attack.
[4] Pakistani officials say the recent arrests of several militants may have stop attacks planned for independence day celebrations. Pakistani security officials told reporters that suspects seized in Punjab may have been planning to interfere with official celebrations on Saturday. Pakistan has arrested a number of suspected al Qaida militants since the middle of July.
[5] The Golkar party of former Indonesian dictator Soeharto says it supports President Megawati Sukarnoputri in the presidential election next month. The announcement follows a court ruling preventing the Golkar party candidate from taking part in the vote. Some experts say the Golkar support could be what Ms Megawati needs to win. But they also say the connection to the old ruling party may hurt efforts by Ms Megawati to show herself as a reform candidate. Ms Megawati will face Indonesian former Security Minister Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in the election Septemper 30th. A public opinion study released last month showed Mr. Yudhoyono with a strong lead over Ms Megawati.
You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.
[6] Afghan government troops have begun moving into the western province of Herat in answer to fighting between opposing area groups. Government officials say the troops took control of the airport in Shindand. Other reports say fighting continued in other areas, local officials in the southern province of Kandahar said joint operations with American forces had killed several suspected Taliban fighters. American military officials had no immediate comment. Earlier, officials said Taliban fighters had killed 6 Afghan troops in an attack in Kandahar.
[7] The United Nations Security Council has called an emergency meeting to discuss the killing of at least 150 Congolese Tutsis in a UN refugee camp in Burundi. A Burundi Hutu rebel group has claimed responsibility for the attack Friday. Burundi officials now are preparing to bury the bodies of the victims outside the Gatumba camp near the country's border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most of the victims were women and children.
[8] Large numbers of Venezuelans have voted to decide if President Hugo Chavez should leave office. Security forces guarded voting places as people waited hours in line to vote. Former American President Jimmy Carter and other foreign election experts are observing the voting. Mr. Chavez's term is not to end for another 2 years. Mr. Chavez says he believes he will win the vote, but that he will honor the voting results.
[9] In the United States, President Bush has visited parts of the southern state of Florida damaged by a powerful storm. The storm has killed at least 16 people and left thousands homeless. Mr. Bush has declared the state an area that can receive federal aid. The storm was the most powerful to hit Florida in past 12 years. Weather experts say another powerful storm is now 140 kilometers west of Granada. It is expected to strengthen in the next 24 hours. The experts are also watching another storm in the Atlantic, that one is still several days from land.
[10] In news form the Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Puerto Rico defeated the United States in men's basketball. The score was 92:73. It is the first American basketball team loss at the Olympics sine 1988. In swiming, South Africa won the men's 400-meter freestyle relay race. The team broke the former world record by a half second. And Petria Thomas of Australia won the women's 100-meter butterfly race. In other competition, Sara Carrigan of Australia won the women's Olympic road race. China won the women's 52-kilogram judo competition. And weight lifter Udomporn Polsak became the first Thai woman to win an Olympic contest.

And now briefly, here again is the major news of the hour.

Iraqi police have forced reporters to leave the holy city of Najaf, because of signs that a major military battle will take place soon. Indian police say a bomb explosion has killed at least 15 people during an independence day parade in the state of Assam. And the Golkar party of former Indonesian dictator Soeharto says it supports President Megawati Sukarnoputri in the presidential election next month.

And that's the news in VOA Special English, from Washington, Jim Tedder reporting.
Practice makes perfect!
返回列表