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第四章 新闻听力75题:Test 31

发表时间:2018-06-14内容来源:VOA英语学习网
[by:www.Tingvoa.com - VOA英语网] [00:00.00]如果你喜欢voa英语网(www.Tingvoa.com),请介绍给更多的同学哦 [00:01.06]SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST [00:05.35]In this section [00:06.49]you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. [00:09.41]Listen carefully and then [00:10.91]answer the questions that follow. [00:13.52]Mark the best answer to [00:14.83]each question on ANSWER SHEET TWO. [00:18.57]Question 6 is based on the following news. [00:21.81]At the end of the news item, [00:23.49]you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question. [00:27.05]Now listen to the news. [00:30.36]Libya has released four international journalists [00:34.03]who had been detained for several weeks. [00:37.04]Two Americans, [00:38.34]a British man and a Spaniard disappeared [00:41.32]while covering the conflict in Libya. [00:44.56]The four are said to be in good health. [00:48.23]They were all brought to the Tripoli hotel [00:51.09]where the foreign media covering the conflict are staying, [00:55.38]looking tired and somewhat bewildered [00:58.07]by the scrum of journalists awaiting them. [01:01.20]Libyan officials say the four had been freed [01:04.39]by a judge after being given a one-year [01:06.94]suspended prison sentence for illegally entering the country. [01:11.79]There's been no word on the fate of a South African citizen, [01:15.96]photographer Anton Hammerl, [01:18.79]who's believed to have been detained in Libya in early April. [01:32.61]Questions 7 and 8 are based on the following news. [01:36.78]At the end of the news item, [01:38.59]you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions. [01:42.52]Now listen to the news. [01:45.45]Flooding along the Mississippi River has ruined crops, [01:49.24]damaged farmland and delayed barge traffic [01:52.43]in parts of the southern United States. [01:55.54]Officials say diversion of some of the water [01:58.46]through spillways in Louisiana, though, [02:01.23]eventually will ease the flow and [02:03.78]help speed the return to normalcy. [02:06.71]Closings of some sections of [02:08.68]the river are considered only temporary. [02:11.98]The U.S. Coast Guard has shut some small stretches [02:15.90]of the Mississippi River to barge traffic [02:18.28]in recent days and has allowed only one barge [02:21.64]at a time to pass through the stretch of river near Vidalia, [02:25.45]Louisiana, where levees are close to being topped. [02:29.88]The passage of the barges produces a wake that [02:32.95]can cause water to splash over the levees, [02:36.20]making local residents anxious about their property. [02:59.89]Questions 9 and 10 are based on the following news. [03:03.39]At the end of the news item, [03:05.29]you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions. [03:09.21]Now listen to the news. [03:12.26]If a new idea in America becomes a law, [03:15.74]people who suffer from obesity could suffer financially too. [03:20.59]The US state of Arizona wants to charge [03:23.04]overweight citizens $50 annually [03:25.98]if they fail to follow their doctors' advice. [03:29.35]People with children or who are overweight [03:31.96]because they suffer from a medical condition [03:34.51]would be exempt. [03:36.08]If the idea is approved by Congress, [03:38.51]smokers and diabetics who fail to [03:40.58]stick to a healthy lifestyle will also have to pay. [03:44.89]Medicaid, the organisation which [03:47.16]provides healthcare to the poor in the USA, [03:50.27]costs the government $339bn a year. [03:54.95]Monica Coury, [03:56.19]assistant director at Arizona's Medicaid programme, [03:59.86]said that this proposal would [04:01.81]ask people to give something back. [04:04.67]She said that Arizona would take a carrot and [04:08.16]stick approach to the problem. [04:10.95]As well as penalising people who [04:13.52]go against their doctor's wishes, [04:15.71]incentives would be offered for following advice, [04:18.76]possibly a keep-fit video. [04:21.95]Arizona's senator Kyrsten Sinema has not backed the plans, [04:27.24]saying that there isn't a system to decide [04:29.74]whether someone is or [04:31.36]isn't following medical advice. [04:34.10]Other CRItics claim that people don't need the government [04:36.83]to look after them; if they want to be fat and smoke, [04:41.00]the 'nanny state' shouldn't try to stop them. [05:03.12] 来自:VOA英语网 文章地址: http://www.tingvoa.com/html/20180614/565614.html
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