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Joe Biden celebrated the delivery of 200 million vaccinations in the US

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Joe Biden celebrated the delivery of 200 million vaccinations in the US

美国总统拜登贺完成疫苗接种2亿剂

燕山大学 刘立军 供稿

 

TRANSCRIPT

 

This is AP News Minute.

 

President Joe Biden is touting a new milestone in the country's effort to defeat the coronavirus, the delivery of 200 million vaccinations. The administration is trying to get more people vaccinated by offering businesses a tax incentive, so employees can get paid leave and take time off to get their shots.

 

One day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of killing George Floyd, the Justice Department has announced a sweeping investigation into Minneapolis police department. The probe will look at the Department's patterns and practices to determine if there is an unconstitutional or unlawful policing there.

 

Police in Columbus, Ohio have released body cam footage of a fatal police shooting of a black teenager seen on video holding a knife and lunging at two people. Police say the officer fired four shots. The state is now investigating.

 

Thousands of protesters filled the streets of Moscow to show their support for imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whose health is declining while on a hunger strike. A human rights group that monitors political repression says more than 400 people have been arrested in protests that occurred nationwide.

 

 

VOCABULARY

 

1. tout v. to try to persuade people that sb. / sth. is important or valuable by praising them / it 标榜;吹捧;吹嘘。例如:She's being touted as the next leader of the party. 她被吹捧为该党的下一任领导人。

2. sweeping adj. having an important effect on a large part of sth. 影响广泛的;大范围的。例如:sweeping reforms / changes 全面改革;彻底变化

3. unconstitutional adj. not allowed by the constitution of a country, a political system or an organization 违背宪法的;违反宪章(或章程)的

4. policing n. the activity of keeping order in a place with police (用警察)维护治安;治安保卫。例如:community policing 社区治安维护

5. lunge v. to make a sudden powerful forward movement, especially in order to attack sb. or take hold of sth. 猛冲;猛扑

6. repression n. the act of using force to control a group of people and restrict their freedom 压制;镇压。例如:government repression政府的压制

 

QUESTIONS

 

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

 

This is AP News Minute.

 

President Joe Biden is touting a new milestone in the country's effort to (Q1) _________________, the delivery of 200 million vaccinations. The administration is trying to (Q2) __________________ by offering businesses (Q3) _________________________, so employees can get paid leave and take time off to get their shots.

 

One day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of killing George Floyd, the Justice Department has announced a sweeping (Q4) _______________________ into Minneapolis police department. The (Q5) _______________ will look at the Department's patterns and practices to determine if there is an unconstitutional or unlawful (Q6) _____________ there.

 

Police in Columbus, Ohio have released body cam footage of a fatal police shooting of a black (Q7) ______________________ seen on video holding a knife and lunging at two people. Police say the officer fired four shots. The state is now investigating.

 

Thousands of (Q8) ____________________ filled the streets of Moscow to show their support for imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whose health is declining while on a (Q9) ___________________________. A human rights group that monitors (Q10) __________________ says more than 400 people have been arrested in protests that occurred nationwide.

 

KEY

 

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

 

This is AP News Minute.

 

President Joe Biden is touting a new milestone in the country's effort to (Q1) defeat the coronavirus, the delivery of 200 million vaccinations. The administration is trying to (Q2) get more people vaccinated by offering businesses (Q3) a tax incentive, so employees can get paid leave and take time off to get their shots.

 

One day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of killing George Floyd, the Justice Department has announced a sweeping (Q4) investigation into Minneapolis police department. The (Q5) probe will look at the Department's patterns and practices to determine if there is an unconstitutional or unlawful (Q6) policing there.

 

Police in Columbus, Ohio have released body cam footage of a fatal police shooting of a black (Q7) teenager seen on video holding a knife and lunging at two people. Police say the officer fired four shots. The state is now investigating.

 

Thousands of (Q8) protesters filled the streets of Moscow to show their support for imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whose health is declining while on a (Q9) hunger strike. A human rights group that monitors (Q10) political repression says more than 400 people have been arrested in protests that occurred nationwide.


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  • 来源:刘立军 2021-06-10