Sentences Selected from the News
＊ 紐約時報學習網 (老師專頁 / 學生專頁)
1. Humanitarian agencies(人道機構) say wealthy governments are not putting up sufficient money to fight hunger, which affects millions across the planet and kills more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together.
2. Three people believed to be North Koreans have been arrested in Thailand for illegal entry(非法入境), police said Sunday, and police added that the three were trying to reach South Korea via the kingdom.
3. Forty-four coal miners were trapped in a flooded pit(淹水的礦坑) in north China and several managerial staff(管理人員) had been arrested for trying to cover up(隱瞞) the disaster, State media said Sunday.
4. Six Chinese workers were rescued early Sunday after spending 100 hours buried in a collapsed rail tunnel, state media said. Rescue workers finally broke through to the men around dawn after the tunnel crumbled around them late on Tuesday. Xinhua news agency(新華社) said.
5. “Universities are factories(製造工廠),” said a graduate of University of Paris with a master’s degree who has not found a steady job. “They are machines to turn out thousands and thousands of students who have learned all about theory but nothing practical. A diploma is worth nothing in the real word.”
6. As many as 200 Vietnamese fishermen(越南漁民) were missing in the wake of Chanchu(珍珠), a typhoon that swept across(橫掃) the South China Sea last week and killed at least 90 people. Many of the dead were Vietnamese fishermen who perished near Taiwan.
7. Australian and New Zealand troops will arrive in East Timor(東渧文) soon to maintain order in the country, racked by violence in past weeks, the tiny nation's foreign minister said on Wednesday. "We have asked help from Australia, New Zealand, Portugal and Malaysia. Australia and New Zealand will come soon," Jose Ramos-Horta told reporters after meeting foreign diplomats.
8. Dutch(荷蘭的) policewomen have complained(抱怨) after they were issued with see-through blouses(透明的上裝) as part of their new uniform. Dozens of angry female officers have lodged complaints with the Dutch police trade union.
9. The son-in-law of Taiwan's President, Chen Shui-bian, has been detained(羈押) by prosecutors(檢察官) after a night of questioning over◆allegations that he was involved in insider trading. It is the first time a member of the family of a Taiwanese president has been detained on suspicion of breaking the law(違法).
10. Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian's son-in-law was detained after marathon questioning(長時間偵詢) on suspicion of insider trading in a scandal(涉及內線交易醜聞) that has sparked opposition calls for Chen's resignation. Chao Chien-ming(趙建銘), a doctormarried to Chen's daughter, was detained on Thursday after prosecutors and the Bureau of Investigation(調查局) questioned him for about 15 hours,