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BBC news 2011-06-11 加文本

Source: BBC    2011-06-11   English BBS   Favorite  

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1. Helicopter gunships are said to have attacked protesters there after a police station and [a] court building were set on fire.

set on fire使燃烧
例句:Some sparks from a passing train set the haystack on fire.
一列过往火车迸发出的一些火花点着了干草堆。

2. Shooting was reported from some of the nearby villages, where barricades of burning tyres have been put up to try to block the advance.

put up建立; 竖起
例句:want to put up a fence between our property and our neighbor's.
我要在我们和邻居的地产之间修道篱笆。

3. The girl had visited his home several times in recent days, and thinking that she posed no threat, the guards did not carry out a security check.

carry out贯彻,执行;实现
例句:He carried out the plan in very detail.
他一丝不苟地执行那项计划。

4. She then walked into the living room and set off a bomb.

set off点燃, 爆炸
例句:Be careful that you don't set the fireworks off by mistake.
当心点, 别弄错了引起那些爆竹爆炸。

5. The region is due to become independent in a month's time.

be due to预定, 预期做…
例句:The boat is due to arrive at 12.
船预计在12点到。

6. Two soldiers have been arrested in Pakistan and charged with murdering an unarmed teenager who was filmed being shot in the country's biggest city Karachi.

charge with指控…犯有罪
例句:He was falsely charged with robbery.
他被诬告犯有抢劫罪。

7. The soldiers' unit initially refused to hand them over to the police, but relented under pressure from senior government officials.

hand over让与, 移交;送交
例句:He has resigned and will hand over charge of his office today.
他已辞职, 将在今日办移交手续。

8. What I've sketched out is the real possibility for a dim, if not dismal future for the transatlantic alliance.

sketch out概述, 草拟
例句:They are sketching out proposals for a new road.
他们正在草拟修建新路的计划。

9. Thousands of marchers on the so-called "peace caravan" have been calling for the Mexican government to change tactics in its war on drugs cartels.

call for要求,需要,提倡
例句:The letter calls for an investigation of the facts.
来信要求对这些事实进行调查。

10. The leader of the march has called Ciudad Juarez the "epicentre of pain" due to the levels of violence there.

due to由于,因为
例句:Due to the extreme cold, we were unable to plant the trees.
由于天气很冷, 所以我们无法去植树。


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