2011年 11月 2日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间11:25

New York Snow Chaos 纽约遭遇大雪袭击

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文字稿

Freak snowstorms have hit America's East coast.

Some say Mother Nature played a Halloween trick on 60 million people. Only four times in the last 135 years has New York's Central Park seen snow this early.

The blizzards caused power cuts and some deaths as roads became treacherous.

More than a thousand flights were cancelled with some passengers trapped on grounded planes for hours.

中文文字稿

美国东海岸地区受到罕见暴风雪袭击。

有人说这是老天爷趁万圣节之际在6千万人的身上开的大玩笑。在过去135年里,仅4次能这么早就在纽约中央公园看到雪景。

暴风雪的突然来临,导致停电。道路也变得非常危险,已有数人因此丧生。

无数航班因飞机无法起飞而被临时取消,迫使许多乘客受困于飞机上。

词汇

freak: 罕见的,突发性的

Mother Nature: 大自然,老天爷

blizzards: 暴风雪

treacherous: 非常危险

grounded: 无法起飞或离开, 禁飞

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freak / Mother Nature / blizzards / treacherous / grounded

1.
Last winter Edinburgh experienced the worst ____________ for decades. Hundreds of tonnes of salt were used on roads and pavements. Offenders and the Army were brought in to clear routes.

2.
Ms Hedges said: "The __________ waters round the Isle of Wight present a major challenge - there are so many unknowns. My emotions are very up and down at the moment, going from being really excited to really scared."

3.
Before the president joined the children for a reading lesson, the White House and the president already knew a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center, but they thought it was a ___________ accident.

4.
Qantas ______________ all Saturday's flights, affecting some 70,000 travellers.

5.
"An element of luck was involved with this, as with any expedition of this nature when the variables are out of your control - the weather, __________ herself," he said.

答案

1.
Last winter Edinburgh experienced the worst blizzards for decades. Hundreds of tonnes of salt were used on roads and pavements. Offenders and the Army were brought in to clear routes.

2.
Ms Hedges said: "The treacherous waters round the Isle of Wight present a major challenge - there are so many unknowns. My emotions are very up and down at the moment, going from being really excited to really scared."

3.
Before the president joined the children for a reading lesson, the White House and the president already knew a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center, but they thought it was a freak accident.

4.
Qantas grounded all Saturday's flights, affecting some 70,000 travellers.

5.
"An element of luck was involved with this, as with any expedition of this nature when the variables are out of your control - the weather, Mother Nature herself," he said.

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