从一篇文章里学习英语时事相关表达

   

对音视频材料的跟读模仿可以为我们打下扎实的语言基本功,而要想在词汇量上有所突破,恐怕非阅读时事文章莫属。

越是简便易行的,往往效果越突出。比如下面这篇疫情相关的文章,我仅仅把需要学习的表达用粗体标记一下,加上大家养成的查词典习惯,就足以学习到很多有用的表达了,并不需要太多复杂的操作。如果能养成每日阅读时事的习惯,则功力会日渐深厚,前途不可限量。

下面这篇文章来自www.dailymail.co.uk。

Woman is Dragged from Supermarket for Refusing to Wear Face Mask

A woman was dragged out of a Chinese supermarket and pinned to the ground (摁在地上)after allegedly refusing to wear a face mask (“口罩”的最常用说法)while the country deals with the coronavirus outbreak(新冠状病毒疫情).

Mobile phone footage from Wednesday shows the shopper, identified only by her surname Qiu, resisting two uniformed officers as they haul her down the aisle of Space supermarket in Shenzen, in south China’s Guangdong province.

The local government, responsible for some 113 million inhabitants, announced a province-wide mask order effective on January 26, making it a punishable offence to be in a public space without a surgical mask(“口罩”的另一个常见说法).

Qiu, 51, reportedly(相当于allegedly,用来表达“据说”,避免把道听途说得来的信息说成事实) refused to comply with the temporary law aimed at stopping the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, which has killed 305 people and infected nearly 10,000 in mainland China(中国大陆。类似说法有mainland Europe欧洲大陆.

According to supermarket staff inside the Kingkey Banner Center shopping centre, Qiu was confronted(对抗)by a number of other shoppers who asked her to wear a face mask or leave.

A verbal argument broke out, during which Qiu is said to have spat at(朝…吐唾沫)other shoppers as well as arriving police.

The video shows her kicking arresting police officers as they tie her hands behind her back and pin her to the floor(这个短语第二次出现)in front of witnesses.

The authorities said Qiu was taken to Kangning Hospital, which confirmed she was not infected with coronavirus(be infected with被感染…).

She was to be discharged(释放)and handed back to Shenzhen police for further questioning(审问), but it was not immediately clear whether she would be jailed for refusing to wear a surgical mask.

A Space supermarket spokesperson told local media that all their shops are being disinfected(消毒) once every two hours(每两小时一次)amid concerns over the pneumonia-like outbreak(the coronavirus outbreak另一种说法。英语忌讳重复,所以换个说法)

   

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