A record number of eight children have been crowned co-champions in the US of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. On Thursday night the finalists, aged 12 to 14, spelled their way through 20 tough rounds of the competition. Organisers eventually announced that it was a tie, as they had run out of words that were challenging enough.
record: adj. 创纪录的
record high temperature: 创纪录的高温
record high: 最高记录
Gas prices are at a record high.
round: n. 一轮比赛；每人一份（饮料）
It's my round. 轮到我了。
round of applause: 一阵掌声
The singer got a big round of applause.
tie: n. 平局；不分胜负