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BBC news 2011-10-05 加文本

Source: BBC    2011-10-05   English BBS   Favorite  

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1. India is already one of Afghanistan's biggest donors, investing in roads, hospitals and energy projects.

invest in在…上投资, 在…投入(时间、精力等)
例句:He invested his money in shares.
他把钱投资在股票上。

2. But under the new partnership, it's believed India would take on a greater role in helping train the Afghan national police.

take on承担
例句:He is always ready to take on heavy responsibilities.
他一向乐于挑重担。

3. The Islamic militant group al-Shabab says it carried out a suicide bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, which killed at least 70 people and injured 90 more.

carry out执行; 贯彻
例句:If you make a promise, it should be carried out.
你许了诺言, 就一定要兑现。

4. A truck packed with explosives blew up near the Ministry of Higher Education, close to the centre of Mogadishu.

pack with用…充满
例句:The road was packed with refugees.
路上尽是逃难的人。
blow up (使)爆炸, 将…炸毁, 毁掉
例句:Our house was blown up in an air raid.
在一次空袭中我们的房子被炸掉了。

5. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has expressed anger at the news that the Tibetan spiritual leader, the ** Lama, was calling off a visit to South Africa because he did not expect to get a visa.

call off取消; 停止
例句:He phoned me and called the appointment off.
他给我打电话取消了这次约会。

6. The last time Japanese whaling ships went to the Antarctic earlier this year, they were driven out by boats of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

drive out驱逐, 驱散
例句:The invaders were driven out of the town.
入侵者被赶出城了。

7. The launch in California was the first product presentation led by Apple's new chief operating officer Tim Cook, who took over from the firm's ailing co-founder Steve Jobs, who's credited with driving much of Apple's innovation.

take over接管; 接替
例句:The strikers took over the factories.
罢工工人接管了工厂。
credit with相信〔认为〕(某人)有(某种业绩、优点)
例句:He is credited with great achievements in physics.
他被认为在物理学方面有很大的成就。

8. His supporters have been putting up stiff resistance for weeks.

进行put up
例句:They put up stubborn resistance.
他们进行了顽强的抵抗。

9. The fact that we were getting an answer that was exactly the opposite of speeding up and that the universe should not be speeding up was pretty perplexing, and so it was a very bit of trepidation that we ended up telling our group and then eventually telling the world that we have this crazy result: the universe seems to be speeding up.

speed up (使)加速
例句:We are speeding up the mechanization of our agriculture.
我们正在加快农业机械化的步伐。
end up结束; 最终成为〔变得〕
例句:He ended up as head of the firm.
他最后成了公司的负责人。

10. Mrs May said immigration rules needed to be changed to prevent criminals from using the European human rights convention to stay in the country by saying they had rights to family life.

prevent from阻止, 防止
例句:His prompt action prevented the fire from spreading.
他的果断行动制止了火势的蔓延。


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