BBC Television has suspended one of its biggest stars for reportedly punching a producer. Reporters say Jeremy Clarkson, 54, the presenter of the hugely popular programme Top Gear, got into a fight with the producer, Oisin Tymon. There was an argument about the lack of food available after filming one of the shows. Mr Clarkson supposedly got angry with Mr Tymon over this and hit him. The BBC immediately suspended the show's host and announced they would not broadcast the next two programmes. Clarkson is so popular worldwide that an online petition started, calling for the BBC to "reinstate" him. So far, more than 400,000 people have signed it.
One of Mr Clarkson's co-presenters, James May, did not think the incident was so serious. He told BBC News: "I think [Clarkson has] been involved in a bit of a dust-up and I don't think it's that serious." Mr Clarkson joked with reporters yesterday. They asked him where he was going as he got into his car. He said hewas going to the job centre. Clarkson also retweeted a message from a fan to his 4.5 million Twitter followers. It read: "How can the BBC not show the remaining episodes of Top Gear? Can't this be resolved without making the fans suffer?" The show is broadcast in over 200 countries. Over 350 million people watch it. Clarkson has a history of making racist comments about other nationalities.
有报道称英国电视节目头号主持人因涉嫌殴打制片人而遭到停职。记者称杰瑞米·克拉克森今年54岁，他是Top Gear电视节目的金牌主持人，报道称他曾经殴打制片人Oisin Tymon 。其原因是在录制完电视节目之后没有提供供给充足的食物而产生争执 。克拉克森就此事向泰蒙先生发火，并动手打了他 。英国广播公司立刻将其停职，并称他们将不再主持之后的两个节目 。克拉克森在全球的知名度很高，这使得网上出现了许多为他请愿的影迷，并希望BBC能让他恢复原职 。目前，超过40万人参加了请愿活动 。
1.sign a petition 请愿
They wanted me to sign a petition against experiments on animals.
2.the lack of 没有
They charged the accident to the lack of experience.
There's a bit of a dust-up in your financial houses this month, as planets in Aquarius face off against Mars in Leo.
4.be involved in 被卷入……中
As you read through each one, try to focus on the processes and people that will be involved in bringing your vision to reality.
1.What has the BBC done to Jeremy Clarkson?
a) promoted him
b) rewarded him
c) suspended him
d) fired him
2.What was the argument with the producer about?
a) a lack of food
c) a car
3.How many shows did the BBC say it would not broadcast?
4.What did people start online?
a) a discussion
b) a petition
c) a website
d) a fundraising event
5.How many people signed to say they want Jeremy Clarkson to stay?
a) over 40 million
b) over 40, 000
c) over 4 million
d) over 400,000
6.What is the job of the man who did not think the incident was serious?
a) stunt driver
c) car mechanic
7.What did James May say Jeremy Clarkson was involved in?
a) a dust-up
d) a showdown
8.Where did Mr Clarkson tell reporters he was going?
b) to his office
c) the job centre
d) to see a lawyer
9.How many followers on Twitter does Mr Clarkson have?
c) 45 million
d) 4.5 million
10.How many people watch Top Gear around the world?
a) more than 350 million
b) just under 350 million
c) exactly 350 million
d) around 350 million