3.07.2017 時事英文

[時事英文] 同學!準備好要學習新的詞彙跟國際要聞了嗎? 來看看這週老師幫同學編寫的時事英文。以下所有頭條新聞的詞彙摘要跟完整文章的連結老師都幫同學整理好了。希望同學多多利用這些資源學習英文,更加了解世界,掌握國內外時事脈動!


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1. Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia and North Korea in tit-for-tat exit bans

ban from… 禁止進入…
growing (diplomatic) row 擴大的(外交)紛爭
tit-for-tat 以牙還牙
ongoing investigation 正在進行的調查

“North Korea and Malaysia have banned each other’s citizens from leaving their countries, in a growing row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam. The extraordinary tit-for-tat actions come amid North Korean fury at Malaysia’s ongoing investigation into his death at a Kuala Lumpur airport.”

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39189381

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2. THAAD: US begins deploying missile defence system in South Korea

Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) 終端高空防御飛彈
defense system* 防禦系統
deploy a missile defence systematically 部署導彈防禦系統
bolster its ability 加強其能力
ballistic missiles 彈道飛彈; 通常沒有翼,在燒完燃料後只能保持預定的航向,不可改變,其後的航向由彈道學法則支配。
provocative behavior 挑釁行為
stand with its allies 與盟友站在同一線

“The United States is deploying an advanced anti-missile defense system to South Korea as part of steps to bolster its ability to defend against North Korean ballistic missiles, the White House said on Monday. North Korea’s launching of four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest earlier on Monday is consistent with its history of “provocative behavior" and the United States stands with its allies against the threat, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-white-house-idUSKBN16D2EQ?il=0

*http://grammarist.com/spelling/defence-defense/

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3. China’s Annual National People’s Congress meeting begins

in the spotlight 成為關注焦點
maneuver a difficult transition 操縱艱難的轉型
manufacturing and exports 製造和出口業
service sector 服務業

China, the world’s second-largest economy, is in the spotlight as the government works to maneuver a difficult transition, moving away from growth led by manufacturing and exports, and toward the services sectors.

Source: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/05/chinas-national-peoples-congress-kicks-of-with-weakened-politically-minded-growth-target.html

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4. Donald Trump to sign new travel ban executive order ‘excluding Iraq’

executive order 行政命令
ban travel 禁令旅行
be blocked by…被…阻止
blacklisted countries 列入黑名單的國家
block entry 阻止入境

Donald Trump is poised to sign a new executive order banning travel from certain Muslim-majority countries, according to a senior White House source.

The new order, replacing an earlier version that was blocked by federal judges, will exclude Iraq from the blacklisted countries, but continues to block entry to the US for citizens of Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya and Yemen.

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-travel-ban-muslim-executive-order-sign-iraq-refugees-immigration-restriction-a7613486.html

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5. Syrian children in state of ‘toxic stress’, Save the Children says

state of “toxic stress”「有毒壓力」的狀態
prolonged exposure 長時間暴露
horror of war 戰爭的恐怖
become irreversible 成為不可逆轉的
immediate help 即時的幫助

Millions of Syrian children could be living in a state of “toxic stress" due to prolonged exposure to the horrors of war, aid group Save the Children says. The damage to an entire generation of children could soon become irreversible without immediate help, it adds.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39188402

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6. Four drug suspects killed as Philippine police resume drugs war operations

resume 再繼續,重新開始
drug war operation 毒品戰爭行動
relaunch 重新發動

Philippine police killed four suspected drug dealers in three separate incidents on Tuesday, a provincial police commander said, just hours after a relaunch of anti-drugs operations that the national police chief said he hoped would be “less bloody".

Source: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-philippines-drugs-idUKKBN16E0HY

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7. Brexit: UK public overwhelmingly oppose Theresa May’s plan to leave EU with no deal in place, new poll reveals

overwhelmingly oppose 壓倒性的反對
no deal in place 沒有達成協議
poll reveals 民意調查顯示
dare to… 敢於…
reject the terms 拒絕條件、條款

Britons overwhelmingly oppose Theresa May’s plan to quit the EU with no deal in place if Parliament dares to reject the terms she agrees with Brussels, an exclusive poll has revealed.

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-news-theresa-may-plan-leave-eu-no-plan-uk-public-oppose-prime-minister-a7614526.html

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時事英文新聞 (Breaking News):http://goo.gl/3EnOO6

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