VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):美国及其盟友想办法帮助伊拉克难民
日期:2014-08-16 09:09

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听力文本

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The U.S. and its allies are discussing ways to rescue thousands of Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountaintop in northern Iraq. They are mostly members of religious minorities. They are fleeing attacks by Islamic State militants.

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Ben Rhodes is a national security adviser for President Barack Obama. He said the president would decide within days whether to send American military troops to help. He said the administration does not believe American troops will return to a combat role in Iraq.

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Earlier Tuesday, the U.S. deployed more than a hundred military advisers to northern Iraq to help find ways to help the trapped civilians. They include members of the Yazidi and Christian minority groups.

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France said it is sending weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq to help them fight Islamic State militants who have taken control of the area. The French government said the weapons would be sent within hours.

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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, get help from a member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron said an international plan is being developed to rescue the refugees.

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Russian Trucks Head to Ukraine

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Almost 300 trucks left Moscow Tuesday loaded with aid for civilians in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine. Ukraine and Russia reportedly reached an agreement to permit the trucks to enter Kharkiv province.

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But on Wednesday, Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov called the transport a provocation. He said the trucks would not be permitted to enter Ukraine.

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A spokesman for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned that the country faced the possibility of, in his words, a "direct invasion of the Ukrainian territory under the pretense of humanitarian cargo delivery."

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Rockets Land in Israel

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At least two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed inside southern Israel late Wednesday. The attack came moments before Palestinian negotiators said they had agreed to extend a cease-fire with Israel for five days. Hamas militants denied firing the rockets. Israel says no damage resulted.

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词汇解释

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1.displaced adj. 无家可归的;位移的;被取代的 n. 无家可归者 v. 取代(displace的过去分词);移动…的位置;撤换

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The mayor displaced the police chief.
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2.provocation n. 挑衅;激怒;挑拨

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He denies murder on the grounds of provocation.
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3.cargo n. 货物,船货

The boat calls at the main port to load its regular cargo of bananas.
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内容解析

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1.A spokesman for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned that the country faced the possibility of, in his words, a "direct invasion of the Ukrainian territory under the pretense of humanitarian cargo delivery."

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under the pretense of 借口,以……为托辞

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He collected money under the pretense of patriotism.
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“Under the pretense of progress, morality is collapsing, ” he wrote in his confiscated diary.
在被没收的日记中,他写道:“在进步的面具下,道德正在沦丧%2Z2Sh3.,xw,&7M。”

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参考译文

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本·罗德是巴拉克·奥巴马总统的国家安全顾问,他说总统将在几天内决定是否派出美国军队提供帮助,他说政府认为美军不会回到伊拉克扮演作战角色s^D5X!rF,w

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周二早些时候,美国派遣100多名军事顾问到伊拉克北部,想办法帮助被困平民,其中包括雅兹迪和基督徒少数群体8csPOmTl^v+qKQ4r

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法国称将给伊拉克的库尔德武装提供武器,帮助他们打击占领了该地区的“伊斯兰国”武装,法国政府称将在几小时内送出这些武器[MS#.4krlQJK,Up

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英国首相戴维·卡梅伦称正制定营救这些难民的国际计划^#KM*!Gw^YX,=ud|h

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周二有近300辆卡车离开莫斯科,上面装载着给乌克兰东部讲俄罗斯语的平民提供的援助物资%9)A,o9AtWkP]l[K。据悉乌克兰和俄罗斯达成协议,允许这些卡车进入哈尔科夫省b3.EA#-2SMd36

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但在周三,乌克兰内政部长阿瓦科夫称这次运输是在挑衅,他说将不允许这些卡车进入乌克兰东部AB)nq5.w6suZDZ

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乌克兰总统波罗申科的发言人警告说,本国将可能面临“在运输人道主义物资借口下对乌克兰领土的直接入侵”hdCwY]%zm]mSSD1&W#m

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上周三至少有两枚火箭从加沙地带降落在以色列南部,不久巴勒斯坦协商者就称已达成协议,将和以色列延长5天的停火时间XBnj[x4kP8Ryx0。哈马斯武装组织否认发射这些火箭,以色列称火箭没有造成破坏Y1JCI*6Asu_K33f*d%

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重点单词
  • protectionn. 保护,防卫
  • provocationn. 激怒,刺激,挑拨,挑衅的事物,激怒的原因
  • securityn. 安全,防护措施,保证,抵押,债券,证券
  • permittedadj. 被允许的 v. 允许(permit的过去分词)
  • stripn. 长条,条状,脱衣舞 v. 脱衣,剥夺,剥去
  • minorityn. 少数,少数民族,未成年
  • controln. 克制,控制,管制,操作装置 vt. 控制,掌管,支
  • rescuevt. 营救,援救 n. 营救,救援
  • territoryn. 领土,版图,领域,范围
  • permitn. 许可证,执照 v. 允许,许可