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AP News一分钟新闻:印尼少年海上漂流49天后获救

燕山大学 刘立军 编写

TRANSCRIPT

This is AP News Minute.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh flatly denied allegations of sexual assault in an interview with Fox News Monday night. Kavanaugh insists he never sexually assaulted anyone and says he won't let false accusations drive him from his quest to win Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court.

President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. White House aides cast the remarks as an opportunity to assert American sovereignty before the multi-national body.

The second day of Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing is underway. The comedian faces up to 30 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee Andrea Constand 14 years ago.

And an Indonesian teenager was rescued after 49 days at sea after the wooden fish hut he was working in slipped its moorings and drifted into the ocean. He says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing.

Adapted from http://www.kekenet.com/broadcast/201810/566373.shtml

VOCABULARY

1. flatly adv. in a way that is very definite and will not be changed 断然;斩钉截铁地。 absolutely 例如:
to flatly deny/reject/oppose sth. 断然否认 / 拒绝 / 反对某事
I flatly refused to spend any more time helping him. 我断然拒绝再花时间帮助他。
2. allegation n. allegation (of sth.) (against sb.) | allegation (tha…) | allegation (about sb. / sth.) a public statement that is made without giving proof, accusing sb. of doing sth. that is wrong or illegal (无证据的)说法,指控。 accusation 例如:
Several newspapers made allegations of corruption in the city's police department. 有几家报纸声称该市警察部门腐败。
allegations of dishonesty against him关于他不诚实的多种说法
an allegation that he had been dishonest一种关于他不诚实的说法
to investigate / deny / withdraw an allegation调查 / 否认 / 撤回指控
3. sovereignty n. the state of being a country with freedom to govern itself 独立自主。例如:The declaration proclaimed the full sovereignty of the republic. 这份宣言宣告这个共和国完全独立自主。
4. mooring n. the place where a ship or boat is moored 停泊处;系泊区。例如:
private moorings私人停泊区
to find a mooring找一个停泊地
mooring ropes停泊区的绳索


QUESTIONS

Listen to the news and choose the best answer to each question you hear.

Q1. What did Brett Kavanaugh insist in an interview with Fox News Monday night? 
A. He never sexually assaulted anyone. 
B. He won't let false accusations drive him from his quest to win Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court. 
C. He won't let false accusations drive him from his quest to win Senate confirmation to the Central Intelligence Agency.  
D. He never deliberately assaulted anyone.

Q2. Why will Bill Cosby face up to 30 years in prison? 
A. For drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee 40 years ago.
B. For drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee 14 years ago.
C. For drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employeer 14 years ago.
D. For drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employeer 40 years ago.

Q3. How did the Indonesian teenager survive when he ran out of food within a week? 
A. On fish and seawater in the ocean.
B. On rice and seawater in the ocean.
C. On fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing.
D. On rice and seawater he squeezed from his clothing.

KEY 

Q1. A。细节题。命题出处:Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh flatly denied allegations of sexual assault in an interview with Fox News Monday night. Kavanaugh insists he never sexually assaulted anyone and says he won't let false accusations drive him from his quest to win Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Q2. B。推断题。命题出处:The second day of Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing is underway. The comedian faces up to 30 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee Andrea Constand 14 years ago.

Q3. C。细节题。命题出处:And an Indonesian teenager was rescued after 49 days at sea after the wooden fish hut he was working in slipped its moorings and drifted into the ocean. He says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing.


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