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Jerusalem attacks, wolves in France and Man Booker winner 耶城袭击,法国狼战和布克奖赢家

Episode 151014 / 14 Oct 2015

本集内容

Israel responds to Jerusalem attacks 以色列回应耶城袭击

Wolf war in French Alps 狼战法国阿尔卑斯山

Man Booker winner announced 布克奖得主揭晓

文字稿

The Israeli army has begun deploying hundreds of troops in cities across the country to reinforce police tackling a wave of Palestinian gun and knife attacks which have intensified in recent days. Three Israelis were killed on Tuesday and more than 20 were injured. 

针对近日愈演愈烈的巴勒斯坦刀枪袭击事件,以色列军队已经开始在全国各地部署数以百计部队以增援警察防暴力度。本周二有三名以色列人丧生,二十多人受伤。

The wolf is a creature of legend, inspiring fear and fascination. They're extinct in the UK. In Europe they were almost wiped out but now as a protected species they're thriving once more. This is bad news for the shepherds of the High Alps in France. Around 8,500 sheep have been killed in the region over the last 12 months alone.

狼是一种传奇动物,唤起恐惧又令人着迷。狼在英国已经绝迹。在欧洲也几乎被全部被灭绝。不过现在作为被保护物种的狼群东山再起。这对法国阿尔卑斯山区的牧羊人来说可不是什么好消息。仅仅过去的12个月里就有大约8500只羊被杀。

The Jamaican writer, Marlon James, has won this year's Man Booker Prize. His novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, centres on a real-life attempt to kill the reggae star Bob Marley. It is set in the 1970s and 80s.

牙买加作家,马龙·詹姆斯,赢得了今年的布克奖。他的小说,《七次谋杀简史》,集中讲述了一个真实的企图谋杀雷鬼乐明星鲍勃·马利的故事。故事时代背景是20世纪70和80年代。

词汇

a wave of 一波

wiped out  灭绝了,彻底消灭

thriving 成批返回,势头凶猛(原意:蓬勃发展)

centres on 以…为中心

练习

请从以下词汇中选择适当的答案来完成句子。注意:你可能需要改变单词的时态来完成句子。

a wave of / wiped out / thriving / centres on

1. Last week's debate ________ the plans to restructure the company.

2. The police are trying to deal with _______ knife attacks in the area.

3. The red squirrel population is ________ despite the large number of trees being cut down recently.

4. Many diseases have been _______ thanks to developments in medicine in the last century.

答案

1. Last week's debate centred on the plans to restructure the company.

2. The police are trying to deal with a wave of knife attacks in the area.

3. The red squirrel population is thriving despite the large number of trees being cut down recently.

4. Many diseases have been wiped out thanks to developments in medicine in the last century.

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