Sentences Selected from the News

金 陵

September 10, 2004


Journalistic Terms, English in the Media , Current Affairs Englsih



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1.          Cutting back or quitting smoking(動名詞片語), less sugar intake and reducing fat consumption(動名詞片語), more physical exercise, biking or walking(動名詞片語) and other health topics are becoming part of a national strategy to fight chronic diseases in China.


2.          The good news is that we are living longer than ever before. The bad news is(that) it’s going to cost us.


3.          Still popular despite the sex scandals that dogged his presidency, Clinton, a former governor of Arkansas, has been active over the summer giving speeches and writing and promoting his best-selling memoir(回憶錄), "My Life."


4.          The death toll for U.S. forces in Iraq now stands just below 1,000, a fact that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld acknowledged at a Pentagon news conference. (名詞子句,作  fact的同位語)


5.          A 60-year-old man was reported missing while trying to anchor a ship in the southern port city of Busan(省略子句). Tens of thousands of boats took shelter in Busan and other ports and flights and ferry services(渡輪) were canceled in the region.


6.          Russia is holding two days of national mourning for more than 330 people killed in the hostage-taking at a school in the southern town of Beslan.


7.          But I don't want to give the impression that Indonesia is a country about to be overrun by angry young men driven to despair(名詞子句,作impression的同位語).


8.          Quakes frequently rattle(震動) Taiwan, but most are minor and cause little or no damage. However, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in central Taiwan in September 1999 killed more than 2,300 people.


9.          At least 160,00 American students study aboard each year. Yet many college officials argue that they are exporting drunkenness, misconduct and other trouble.  Thats the type of behavior , they say, that can make the ugly-American stereotyped a reality(使醜陋的美國人成見成真).


10.      There were Americans in Amsterdam(阿姆斯特丹) who used their dorm-room windows(宿舍房間窗户) to dispose of trash(傾倒垃圾).  Or the ones in Spain who got into a knife fight with locals (當地人).


11.     Ministry of Education (MOE) officials said that currently university entrance requirements were comparatively lax(不嚴格), with over 80 percent of interested students admitted into universities for higher education.


12.      While many remain determined to build new lives for themselves in the country, others fear continuing instability and its effects on their families.


13.      A Gloucestershire(英國一郡名) woman says she was bitten on the big toe by a seven-inch bed bug(爬蟲). Joy Jones said she screamed in agony after being bitten by the poisonous centipede(蜈蚣). The 60-year-old believes it was the same one she threw away and left for dead in her garden over a year ago.   centi(一百) + pede(脚)=百脚蟲


14.      A female patient in an Austrian hospital was injected with olive oil in error by a doctor. The 79-year-old woman was supposed to receive antibiotics(抗生素) after appendix surgery(盲腸手術)at the hospital in Steyr. The woman suffered breathing difficulties(呼吸困難) and had to be transferred to intensive care(加護病房). She's now said to be in a good condition.


15.      Economics Minister Ho Mei-yueh(何美玥) yesterday accepted the request from two top executives of Taiwan Water Company (TWC), including the chairman(董事長), to step down to take responsibility for the two-week tap water stoppage in Taoyuan. Ho decided to stay on, although she tendered a formal report for her own resignation earlier.


話句來源:閱聽視自中國郵報 (China Post),英國國家廣播公司(BBC),Ananova,美國有線電視新聞網(CNN),NBC,New York Times,Washington Post , 加拿大National Post及其他網路新聞(Web News)等。

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