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BBC news 2011-08-02 加文本

Source: BBC    2011-08-02   English BBS   Favorite  

短语讲解:

1. The UN Security Council is due to hold closed-door consultations on Syria in New York shortly.

due to因…而产生,(作为结果)发生
例句:The boat is due to arrive at 12.
船预计在12点到。

2. Lina Sinjab reports from Damascus on the fear in Hama that's preventing some families from burying their dead as they wish.

prevent from阻止, 防止
例句:Cotton mittens will prevent the baby from scratching his own face.
棉的连指手套使婴儿不会抓伤自己的脸。

3. The shelling resumed today on parts of Hama, leaving several people dead, according to residents of the city.

according to据...所载;据...所说
例句:According to her, grandfather called at noon.
据她说,祖父在中午打来电话。

4. The United States Senate and House of Representatives are due to vote on a bill to raise the limit on US borrowing ahead of a deadline to avert an unprecedented debt default.

ahead of在…之前
例句:She left one day ahead of him.
她是在他离开的前一天离开的。

5. The business of selling Sunday's deal has begun, but politicians are holding their noses even as they urge colleagues to support it.

even as正当…的时候
例句:She went away even as you came.
她就在你来的时候走的。

6. In the Senate, the Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was not proud of the rancorous process that led to it, but he held it up as an example of American democracy at work.

be proud of因…而自豪
例句:We are proud of our achievements.
我们为我们的成就而感到自豪。

7. Everyone had to give something up.

give up放弃
例句:She will give up this journey.
她将放弃这次旅行。

8. The only suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, has admitted to carrying out the attacks, which he says were necessary in order to wake up the country to the threat he claims posed by increased immigration.

admit to承认
例句:The young man admitted to his part in the crime.
那个年轻人承认了他自己在这次作案中的所作所为。
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。
in order to为了
例句:We started early in order to arrive before dark.
为了在天黑前到达,我们很早就动身了。
wake up (使)认识到; (使)觉悟
例句:The event may wake him up.
这件事可能会使他醒悟。

9. The United Nations humanitarian affairs coordinator Valerie Amos has warned that the food crisis in the Horn of Africa is intensifying with over 12 million people in dire need of help.

in dire need of急需
例句:We are in dire need of help.
我们迫切需要帮助。

10. According to survivors, the 15-metre boat was carrying nearly 300 people and had set sail from Libya two days ago.

set sail启航
例句:The ship set sail for Europe.
这艘船启航去欧洲。


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