【150514】第07期: Ten panda poachers caught

绝望罗勒 (布丁小葵) 资深达人
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发表于:2015-05-14 16:02 [只看楼主] [划词开启]


因为想考翻译证,最近很喜欢看China Daily,也很喜欢把China Daily中颇有意思的新闻抄录下来练笔。

之前用茄子说的方法,把新闻中不懂的单词抄下来,以首字母排好,然后按字母顺序一个一个地背。这样在背完A字母的单词后,看新闻就不会再出现一个以A开头而我又不懂的单词了。这个方法听起来好像很玄乎,但真照着做了大半年,发现现在看新闻真的几乎没有一个不懂的以A开头的单词了。好神奇……

当然,我不是说茄子说这个方法真有多好,只是觉得把背单词和看新闻结合在一起,还挺有意思的,而且从某个奇怪的方面而言,可是相当有成就感的哦!因为新闻的用语比较固定,同一类话题中,单词出现的重复率可是相当高的哦!

熊孩子,趁着立夏的热量,开始学习吧!


Please write down your wild guess on words below, and check it out after you finish reading news.

poacher

predator

vanity 


  

Ten panda poachers caught in Southwest China

Ten people have been apprehended in Southwest China's Yunnan province for killing a panda and trading in its meat, local authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

The suspects allegedly killed a giant panda in Zhaotong, Yunnan. Of the ten suspects, three have been formally arrested, a forestry official told Xinhua.

The panda's fur, skull and leg bones were seized by police. Police also seized ten kilograms of meat. The dead animal was an adult female.

Internet users burst into anger on Weibo condemning the crime of killing national protected animals. The topic "pandashunted" has been discussed with more than 1.14 million hits by 8:30 am Thursday.

According to Yunnan Forestry Administration, a sheep belonging to a man named Wang was killed in December. Wang and his brother tracked the predator across a nearby hillside with a hunting dog. Only after he shot what he described as a "big animal", did Wang realize it was a panda. The injured animal climbed a tree, and Wang shot it again.

Wang later sold the panda's meat and feet to a man named Li. The meat then changed hands between other five people.

Pandas have not been seen in Yunnan for centuries, but after the killing, the provincial forestry administration searched nearby areas and concluded that at least one panda lived there.

The administration found the area to be a suitable habitat for pandas and will establish whether pandas live in the area.

Giant pandas are one of the world's most endangered species. About 1,600 live in the wild, mostly in the mountains of Sichuan and Shaanxi provinces, while more than 300 live in captivity.

One man discovered vanity may be China's most dangerous game after police discovered a photo of him with an illegally poached bear in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

Wealthy businessman Li Chengzhang was apprehended by police after he took part in illegal hunting at a protected forest, photographing himself with his trophy kill for use on social networking sites.

The hunters peeled off skin of the bear the next day, cutting it into several pieces and carrying it to the Mianyang City.





Sentence-Making: Please make sentences with words below.

poacher

predator

vanity 

 

Recently, a series of  non-commercial Ads on Do protect elephents by no ivory buying are being displayed along the metros in Guangzhou. I had ever asked my friends, why rich people loves ivory? Frankly speaking, ivory is nothing but ordinary animal tooth, which, if without splendid engraving skills, bears no artistic beauty. Total not at all. Besides, great engraving skills can be realized not only on ivory but also all kinds of materials, most of which are more recyclable, sustainable and environmentally friendly.


 

答题区

1、What is the meaning of "predator"?
2、What is the meaning of "poacher"?
3、 "photographing himself with his trophy kill" . Here, what did trophy kill stand for?
4、What is the meaning of "vanity"?
5、How many times did Wang shot to the mentioned giant panda?

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