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2004年02月05日 格林尼治标准时间15:57北京时间23:57发表
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新闻用语
Words in the News


继【媒体英语】系列,BBC中文网又推 【新闻用语】的英语教学系列。该系列是原【时事英语】的续版。

【新闻用语】每星期就一个新闻时事话题,挑选一些报导和分析,讲解英语的疑难点,帮助各位通过BBC的英语新闻和时事报导与分析来学习英语。

【新闻用语】中文讲解录音每周二在网上发布,有关英语新闻报导原文Words in the News一般是星期五在网上发表。

【新闻用语】BBC中文部每周六北京时间19:30在短波广播中播出,第二周的星期一(19:30, 20:30)和星期二(06:45)重播。

播出日期:1月30日

原文报道:

UK higher education vote



Mr Blair had to use all his powers of persuasion to win this vote, and only just succeeded. He staked his authority on the plans to change the way higher education is funded.

After weeks of cajoling and concessions aimed at critics within his own party, his majority of a hundred and sixty one was slashed to just five. Throughout the day before the vote, senior ministers had rallied behind the prime minister, in particular, the chief finance minister Gordon Brown, who it's thought persuaded some of the main rebels to back Mr Blair at the last moment.

Questions are being asked about the prime minister's tactics in bringing forward such an unpopular measure, and it remains to be seen what political debts he may have to repay at a later date. This victory though, however slim, will be a relief to the prime minister.


播出日期:1月23日

原文报道:



President Bush: State of the Union address

This was the speech of a president with his mind clearly on re-election next November. Defending his foreign policy he insisted the 'war on terrorism' had made the US a safer place, but that the war wasn't over and this no time for a change at the White House.

ACTUALITY: PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH: We can go forward with confidence and resolve, or we can turn back to the dangerous illusion that terrorists are not plotting and outlaw regimes are no threat to us. We've not come all this way - through tragedy, and trial, and war - only to falter and leave our work unfinished.

He claimed his tough approach in Afghanistan and Iraq had paid dividends elsewhere, persuading Libya's leader, Colonel Gaddafi, to dismantle his weapons of mass destruction.

But most of the speech was dedicated to domestic policy, where public opinion polls suggest President Bush is most vulnerable. No surprise then that he urged action on jobs and health care - the average American voter's biggest concerns.

So as the Democratic Party continues its search for a challenger, President Bush has begun the defence of his record and the start of his campaign to hold on to the White House.


播出日期:1月16日

原文报道:



US Treasury to probe O'Neill book

The allegations made by Mr O'Neill are that the President was a bad listener, that his tax-cutting agenda was being foisted on him by ideologically driven advisors and that his war against Saddam Hussein was fought in spite of there being no evidence that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.

In response, Mr Bush tried to be genial and statesmanlike, thanking Mr O'Neill for his years of service and pointing out that regime change in Iraq had been President Clinton's policy as well. But behind the scenes the reaction has been vitriolic.

The Treasury Department, which Mr O'Neill once ran, has begun what is described as an internal inquiry to see whether any of the documents used by the former minister in support of his case have been improperly removed from the archives.

It's likely that the row will die down without further action being taken and without great damage to the President but the episode is a reminder that not all senior Republicans think Mr Bush has made the right choices at home or abroad.


播出日期:1月9日

原文报道:



US Army stretched

The Pentagon may command the most powerful military machine on earth, but it still has insufficient troops to comfortably carry out all of the missions assigned to it. It's combat power, fighting units, that matter and it's these that are in short supply. Of the thirty one combat brigades in the US army, some eighteen are currently deployed, preparing for deployment, or have just returned from active duty overseas.

Many soldiers and their families in what is still an all volunteer army are unhappy and the latest efforts by the Pentagon to maintain unit cohesion by preventing troops from leaving the service while their units are deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan will only add to the pressures.

Of course it was never supposed to be like this. Military transformation, which in some ways has only just begun, was intended to provide a lean US military that could fight and win quickly against almost any opponent. That part worked in Iraq. But the hope was that peace-keeping or security duties could then be handed over to other countries. Instead, the US has had to shoulder the bulk of the burden. This means extending tours of duty, drawing more on reserves and getting the marine corps into the peace keeping business.


播出日期:1月2日

原文报道:



World population

The UN publishes these B>long range projections to help environmental scientists and policy makers assess the implications of dramatic changes in the world's population in the years ahead. These latest predictions published by the population division of the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs suggest that if fertility levels stay the same there'll be a huge expansion of the global population three centuries from now to more than one hundred and thirty trillion people.

The new report says this increase is a clear indication that current levels of high fertility are unsustainable. But this is the extreme scenario and the report suggests that if fertility levels stabilise at around two children for every woman the population increase will be more manageable reaching just over nine billion people in three centuries time. The report says that whatever the overall increase, the world's population is likely to be significantly older with the median age rising from twenty six years as it is now to fifty in three hundred years' time. Almost a quarter of this population will live in Africa while India, China and the United States will continue to be the most heavily populated countries of the world.



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