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Afghanistan, cancer and athletics boss 英美支持阿富汗政府军,癌症发病原因, 国际田联官员停职

Episode 151223 / 23 Dec 2015

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US-UK forces in Afghanistan 美英部队支持阿富汗政府军

Cancer not just 'bad luck' 患癌症不是“运气不好”

Athletics boss steps down 国际田联副秘书长暂时停职

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Elite forces from the US and UK are in Afghanistan's Helmand province to help confront a major Taliban attack. They are said to be there in an advisory role as the militants continue to fight government forces for the control of the town of Sangin.

美英两国的精英部队在阿富汗赫尔曼德省帮助对抗塔利班袭击。据报道说,精英部队以顾问身份为政府军提供意见,帮助打击激进分子为占领桑金发出的持续攻击。

New research suggests up to 90% of cancer cases are due to environmental factors and lifestyle choices and not bad luck. Health campaigners – they're saying that this reinforces the message that our lifestyle choices can reduce the chances of getting the disease.

新的研究表明高达90%的癌症病例都是由环境因素和生活方式的选择而造成的,和运气不好并没有关系。健康活动人士说这个发现进一步证实了我们的生活习惯选择会帮助降低患癌症的几率。

A senior official in world athletics, Nick Davies, is temporarily stepping down. An internal investigation is taking place into an email he sent. In it he suggests the naming of Russian drug cheats should be delayed till after the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.

世界田联高级官员尼克·戴维斯(Nick Davies)暂时停职。国际田联内部对戴维斯早前发出的一封电子邮件展开调查。据说在这封被调查的邮件中,戴维斯建议把滥用禁药的俄罗斯运动员名单推迟到2013年莫斯科田径世锦赛后再公布。

词汇

confront 对抗

reinforces 证实,确认

stepping down 退下,下台

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。

confront / reinforces / stepping down

1. You have to __________ your fears if you want to succeed in life.

2. The CEO __________ after the company lost its leading position in the marketplace. 

3. John won the race and this __________ the idea that intensive training pays off.

答案

1. You have to confront your fears if you want to succeed in life.

2. The CEO stepped down after the company lost its leading position in the marketplace. 

3. John won the race and this reinforces the idea that intensive training pays off

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