练习|BBC新闻:亚的斯亚贝巴摩托车禁令

练习|BBC新闻:亚的斯亚贝巴摩托车禁令

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亚的斯亚贝巴摩托车禁令

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u TRANSCRIPT

 

A ban on motorbikes has come into force in the Ethiopian capital Addis Abba aimed at curbing crime. Our Africa editor Mary Harper reports. Most African cities buzz with motorbikes, some serving as taxis, others delivering food and all weaving in and out of heavy traffic jams. The mayor of Addis Ababa Takele Uma says criminals riding on the backs of bikes often mug people and this is the reason behind the ban. Although he said businesses would be exempt. Delivery companies say they have been affected with bikes seized by the authorities. Some have had to suspend their services. Motorbikes have become increasingly popular in Addis Abba in recent years, but they're not as common as they are in many other African cities.

 

BBC news.

 

Adapted from: http://www.hxen.com/englishlistening/bbc/20190712/521021_2.html

 

u VOCABULARY

 

1. curb v. to control or limit sth., especially sth. bad 控制,抑制,限定,约束(不好的事物)。例如:

l He needs to learn to curb his temper. 他得学着控制自己的脾气。

l A range of policies have been introduced aimed at curbing inflation. 为了抑制通货膨胀实施了一系列的政策。

2. buzz v. buzz (with sth.) to be full of excitement, activity, etc. 充满兴奋(或活动等)。例如:

l The place was buzzing with journalists. 那个地方被记者搞得闹哄哄的。

l New York buzzes from dawn to dusk. 纽约从早到晚都熙熙攘攘的。

l My head was still buzzing after the day's events. 一天的活动结束后,我头脑中还是闹哄哄的。

3. mug v. to attack sb. violently in order to steal their money, especially in a public place (公开)行凶抢劫,打劫。例如:She had been mugged in the street in broad daylight.

光天化日之下,她在街上遭到抢劫。

4. exempt v. exempt sb. /sth. (from sth.) (formal) to give or get sb.'s official permission not to do sth. or not to pay sth. they would normally have to do or pay 免除;豁免。例如:

l His bad eyesight exempted him from military service. 他因视力不好而免服兵役。

l In 1983, charities were exempted from paying the tax. 1983年慈善团体均免付税款。

 

u QUESTIONS

 

Listen to the news and choose the best answer to each question you hear.

 

What’s the news mainly about?

 A ban on motorbikes in Addis Abba.

 A ban on business in Addis Abba.

 A ban on smoking in public in Addis Abba.  

 A ban on drinking in Addis Abba.

 

What’s the reason behind the ban?

 Delivery companies refused to use motorbikes.

 Criminals riding on motorbikes often mug people.

 The using of motorbikes will bring heavy traffic jams to the city.

 Motorbikes are quite expensive in Ethiopian.

 

Which of the following statements is FALSE?

 A ban on motorbikes has come into force in the Addis Abba.

 Motorbikes are quite common in most African cities.

 Motorbikes in Addis Abba are as common as they are in many other African cities.

 Motorbikes have become increasingly popular in Addis Abba.

 

u KEY

 

A。细节题。命题出处:A ban on motorbikes has come into force in the Ethiopian capital Addis Abba aimed at curbing crime.

 

B。细节题。命题出处:Our Africa editor Mary Harper reports. Most African cities buzz with motorbikes, some serving as taxis, others delivering food and all weaving in and out of heavy traffic jams. The mayor of Addis Ababa Takele Uma says criminals riding on the backs of bikes often mug people and this is the reason behind the ban.

 

C。推断题。命题出处:A ban on motorbikes has come into force in the Ethiopian capital Addis Abba aimed at curbing crime. Our Africa editor Mary Harper reports. Most African cities buzz with motorbikes, some serving as taxis, others delivering food and all weaving in and out of heavy traffic jams. The mayor of Addis Ababa Takele Uma says criminals riding on the backs of bikes often mug people and this is the reason behind the ban. Although he said businesses would be exempt. Delivery companies say they have been affected with bikes seized by the authorities. Some have had to suspend their services. Motorbikes have become increasingly popular in Addis Abba in recent years, but they're not as common as they are in many other African cities.


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  • 来源:刘立军 2019-07-15