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BBC媒体英语 Super typhoon hits Hong Kong 台风“天兔”侵袭香港

更新时间:2013/9/28 12:39:15 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

A super typhoon has hit Hong Kong on its way to south China. Typhoon Usagi has killed at least 25 people in Guangdong province, south China, but Hong Kong has escaped the worst of the storm.

台风袭击香港和中国南部海岸。台风“天兔”已造成广东省25人死亡,但香港躲过了最严重的暴风雨。

The streets of Hong Kong, one of the world's most densely packed cities, are eerily quiet. Residents had been preparing for days for a super typhoon, the worst in decades.

But the storm weakened on its way to south China. Though there has been damage caused, it has been far less than originally anticipated.

About a dozen people here have sought treatment in hospital. There has been some flooding, and of course, hundreds of flights have been cancelled.

With the wind and rain abating, the city is likely to return to business as usual by mid-morning.

Quiz 听力测验

1. True or false? Hong Kong has suffered some damage caused by the super typhoon.
True.

2. True or false? The wind and the rain are easing off.
True.

3. What damage has the typhoon caused?
The typhoon has caused some flooding, cancellation of hundreds of flights and injuries to over a dozen people.

4. Why has Hong Kong escaped the worst of the storm?
Because the storm weakened on its way to south China.

Glossary 词汇表

densely 密集地,稠密地
eerily 让人感到害怕地或神秘地
residents 居民
typhoon 台风
weakened 减弱了
anticipated 预想的
sought treatment 已经寻求医治
abating 减少的、减退的

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