Sentences Selected from the News

金 陵

March 31, 2005


Journalistic Terms, English in the Media , Current Affairs Englsih



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1.          Almost two-thirds of the world's poor, who live on less than a single U.S. dollar a day, reside in Asia and the Pacific, U.N. statistics show.

2.          It's(it是虛主詞,代替後面實主詞的名詞子句) still too early to know whether the wave of protest sweeping over Kyrgyzstan(基爾基斯) will end like similar movements in Georgia and Ukraine(喬治亞,烏克蘭).

3.          Iraq - U.S. and Iraqi forces raided(突擊) a suspected guerrilla training camp and killed 85 fighters, the single biggest one-day death toll for militants in months and the latest in a series of blows to the insurgency, Iraqi officials said Wednesday.

4.          It (it是虛主詞,代替後面實主詞的名詞子句)was unclear whether the decision was legally binding, in part because of uncertainty over whether Mr. Akayev, whose whereabouts(下落) were unknown, had stepped down.

5.         Chairman Lien Chan of the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) said, We don't think that Taiwan should declare independence. Nor do we think that the Chinese mainland should use force against Taiwan(倒裝句).

6.          A total of 54 people were injured -- two of them seriously -- when an EVA Air plane of Taiwan was hit by turbulence(遇到亂流) as it approached Tokyo's Narita international airport(成田國際機場) late afternoon yesterday.

7.          Asia-Pacific economies may be expanding fast but growth will not be sustainable for much longer unless the region pays more attention to the environment, the United Nations said Monday.

8.          When getting ready to walk into an interview(省略子句,when 後省you are), present at a meeting or speak before a large crowd, don't think about yourself and your anxieties.

9.          More than 1,000 people were feared killed in a massive earthquake which hit a remote Indonesian island famed as a surfing paradise(滑水天堂), reducing large parts of its main town to rubble.

10.      Foreign businesses have warned that Taiwan should set up direct air links with China or face economic marginalization(經濟邊緣化). Multinational executives have complained about the high expense of transporting goods from Taiwan to China through a third stop, such as Hong Kong.

11.      Pope John Paul II is being fed(餵食) through a nasal tube(鼻管) to aid his recovery from illness, the Vatican has revealed.  The Vatican added that the Pope, who silently blessed crowds from his window on Wednesday, was continuing to convalesce(恢復健康) "slowly and progressively".

12.         A senior United Nations bird flu expert has gone to North Korea to try to prevent the spread of the virus.  North Korea confirmed on Saturday that bird flu had been detected in several farms near the capital, Pyongyang.

13.      South Korea has said it is ready to help the North combat bird flu, after the isolated state publicly admitted on Sunday that it was fighting the virus.  Pyongyang has not asked Seoul for assistance, but a South Korean official said the official announcement appeared to indicate the North would accept aid.

14.      An African lecturer(演講者) has delivered the world's longest lecture after talking non-stop for more than three days. But Errol Muzawazi, 20, from Zimbabwe(辛巴威), was talking to himself for the majority of it after his audience fell asleep.

15.      A British woman is missing following the earthquake which devastated parts of Indonesia, her mother has revealed. Annette Windle, who has not heard from her 27-year-old daughter Jo-Anne Wau since last week, criticised the UK Government for not doing more to help in the search for loved ones.

16.      A German supermarket chain(超市連鎖店) has introduced a new way of allowing customers to pay using just their fingerprints. Shoppers have to run a finger over a scanner(掃瞄器) at the cash desk to confirm their purchases, and receive the goods.


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