2011年 9月 7日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间09:38

9/11: Ten Years On 十年过后

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The defining moment of a new century...

Preparations are being made to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks which resulted in the deaths of almost 3,000 people.

US president George W. Bush addressed the nation promising to punish those behind the attacks and any country which harboured terrorists.

This precipitated the bombing of Afghanistan and the pursuit of the Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.


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新世纪的一个决定性时刻。

9/11十周年纪念日活动正在筹备之中,那次袭击事件导致近3000人死亡。

美国总统布什承诺要惩罚袭击事件的策划者和庇护恐怖分子的任何国家。

随后我们看到了轰炸阿富汗的行动和对基地组织领导人本拉登的追踪行动。

词汇

defining moment: 决定性时刻

addressed the nation: 对全国讲话

harboured: 庇护

precipitated: 招致,带来了

the pursuit of: 追踪

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defining moment / addressed the nation / harboured / precipitated / the pursuit of

1.
Newspapers in Thailand have expressed the hope that Sunday's surprise landslide election victory for the Pheu Thai party will _____________ an era of national reconciliation.

2.
Reggae singer Luciano has been charged with ___________ a fugitive who shot and wounded three police officers, Jamaican police have said.

3.
Hare coursing is___________ a hare by a pair of hunting dogs, often greyhounds, and is common in rural Northern Ireland.

4.
It was one of the _______________________ of the last Labour government's years in power. The Commons debate in March 2003 that preceded the Iraq invasion is seared in many people's memories.

5.
Looking much thinner than when he last _____________________, Mr Chavez on Thursday confirmed what many had suspected - his health problems were more serious than first thought, says the BBC's Sarah Grainger in Caracas.

答案

1.
Newspapers in Thailand have expressed the hope that Sunday's surprise landslide election victory for the Pheu Thai party will precipitate an era of national reconciliation.

2.
Reggae singer Luciano has been charged with harbouring a fugitive who shot and wounded three police officers, Jamaican police have said.

3.
Hare coursing is the pursuit of a hare by a pair of hunting dogs, often greyhounds, and is common in rural Northern Ireland.

4.
It was one of the defining moments of the last Labour government's years in power. The Commons debate in March 2003 that preceded the Iraq invasion is seared in many people's memories.

5.
Looking much thinner than when he last addressed the nation, Mr Chavez on Thursday confirmed what many had suspected - his health problems were more serious than first thought, says the BBC's Sarah Grainger in Caracas.

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