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0119 - e-pie - e-pie的博客 

奥巴马就职典礼门票热炒

 

The US Senate has passed a bill outlawing the sale of tickets to President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony, which are being handed out for free, threatening offenders with a $100,000 fine and a year in jail.

 

More than a million people are expected to converge on Washington on January 20 to watch Obama take the oath of office on the steps of the US Capitol and address the nation.

 

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies is distributing 240,000 free tickets for the ceremony, which is expected to attract record crowds. But the tickets are being sold for hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars by enterprising citizens.

 

美国参议院日前通过一项议案,宣布禁止倒卖奥巴马就职仪式的门票,违者将被处以10万美元的罚款和一年的监禁。奥巴马就职典礼的门票将免费向公众发放。

 

预计当天将有100多万人前往华盛顿参加在国会山举行的总统就职典礼,届时奥巴马将在此正式宣誓就职并发表全国讲话。

 

“就职典礼联合委员会”正向公众发放24万张免费观礼票,预计当天参加就职典礼的人数将创历史纪录。但现在门票已被一些胆大的市民炒到了几百甚至几千美元一张。

 

 

 

1.Are you willing to take the oath?

你愿不愿意起个誓?

2. Before give evidence the witness has to take an oath.

证人作证前要先宣誓。

3. One of the officials took a similar oath on behalf of all judges and officials.

有一名官员代表全体裁判员和官员宣读同样的誓言。

 4. The woman took her oath that she did not steal the watch.

这女人发誓她没偷手表。

5. It was also at Antwerp that the athlete oath was first taken.

在安特卫普奥运会上,还产生了奥运会运动员誓词。

 

 

enterprise

n. 企业, 事业, 计划, 事业心, 进取心, 干事业

manage an enterprise

管理企业

the criminal enterprise

罪恶冒险行为

a man of enterprise

有事业进取心的人

a spirit of enterprise

进取精神

undertake [take on] an enterprise

创办事业

 

enterprising

adj.(形容词)

Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects:

有进取心的,有魄力实施新计划的:

 

The enterprising children opened a lemonade stand.

一些有进取心的孩子摆摊卖柠檬汽水

 

They looked enterprising from the first minute of the kick off. 

从开球的第一分钟起他们就显得很有进取心。

It's very enterprising of them to start up a business like that. 

他们那样去开创生意是很有魄力的。

She may not have been the cleverest candidate but she is certainly the most enterprising 

她就算不是最聪明的候选人,也肯定是最有事业心的

We would need many more enterprising people, hopefully, Singaporeans, to set up authentic Singapore restaurants abroad. 

因此我们需要更多富有创业精神的人(最好是新加坡人)到国外开正宗的新加坡餐馆。

 

1. Years ago we didnt know this, but recent science_________ that people who dont sleep well will soon get ill.05广东)

      A. showed    B. will show    C. has shown   D. is showing

2. The policemans attention was suddenly caught by a small box which __________placed under the Ministers car.05广东)    

      A. has been    B. had been   C. was being    D. would be

    3. The heros story         differently in the newspapers.               05全国卷II

         Awas reported  Bwas reporting  Creports        D. reported

4. The coffee is wonderful! It doesnt taste like anything I         before.  05全国卷II

         Awas having   Bhave   Chave ever had  Dhad ever had

5. Lets keep to the point or we ________ any decisions.                     NMET04

A. will never reach   B. have never reach   C. never reach   D. never reached

 

 

 

Misty-eyed Rice bids farewell to State Department(Agencies)

 

  0119 - e-pie - e-pie的博客

WASHINGTON – A smiling but moist-eyed Condoleezza Rice bid farewell Friday to hundreds of applauding and cheering State Department colleagues _______ worked under her during her four years as US secretary of state.

 

"You will always be in my thoughts, my prayers and my heart," Rice, her voice choked with emotion, told the gathering after a brief speech about the importance of defending liberty and democracy in the world.

 

She then descended a few steps to shake hands with ambassadors, diplomats, security officers and other employees. She also stood for photographs before leaving the building's main entrance.

 

Rice normally enters and leaves the building in a limousine through the ultra-secure underground parking.

 

Rice is following a tradition at the State Department where the chief diplomats are greeted upon their arrival and _______[depart] by all the staff in the reception hall of the austere building.

 

Even though she continues her duties until Tuesday, when President-elect Barack Obama will assume office, Rice has no plans to return to the seat of American diplomacy and foreign policy.

 

She has left upon her desk a welcome note for Hillary Clinton, _______ is expected to arrive at the State Department on Wednesday morning to succeed her.

 

Rice was due to spend the weekend with George W. Bush at the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Washington.

 

Her closest aides, who bade farewell to her in a private ceremony, gave her _______ a present the chair she used at the State Department, according to Sean McCormack, her spokesman who also left his job Friday.

 

During a last media briefing in the morning, Rice paid tribute to journalists and stressed the importance of freedom of the press. Many of the reporters present travels frequently with her _______ trips around the world.

 

She said she had asked the Israeli leadership to facilitate the work of journalists, where the Israeli army has barred media.

 

 

1.    答案:C

解释:从题意可知“近来的科学已经表明睡眠不好的人会生病。”强调结果用现在完成时,关键词是recent

2.    答案:B

解释:把小盒子放置在汽车下这一动作发生在警察注意到之前,是过去的过去,并且小盒子是动作的承受者,所以用过去完成时的被动形式。

3.    答案:A

解释:由于story report 是被动关系,故选A

4.    答案:C

解释:在句子的情景中,表示“从来没有尝过这么美味的咖啡”。故选C

5 答案:A

解释:前一个分句是祈使句, 后一个分句的谓语动词要用一般将来时, 表示将要发生的事情。

 

 

 

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