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听BBC新闻学英语Unit5:国际足联主席因贿赂问题被调查 mp3

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BBC新闻现场

But first, the governing body of wold football, FIFA, has opened ethics proceedings against its own president Sepp Blatter as part of a widening inquiry into alleged bribery. FIFA summoned Mr. Blatter to appear at a hearing of its ethics committee on Sunday, following a complaint from another board member. FIFA opened proceedings earlier this week against the man challenging him for the presidency of the organization, Mohammed Bin Hammam. Reacting to the latest news. Britain's Sport and Olympic Minister Hugh Robertson called for FIFA to suspend the election.

首先,国际足联对据称卷入收受贿赂行为的人员进行广泛调查,其主席布捕特也遭到调查。在另一名国际足联委员会成员投诉后,星期天国际足联传召布托特接受其道德委员会的听证。本周早期国际足联采取措施调查哈曼,哈曼是布拉特竞选国际足联下任主席的对手之一。针对最近的事态,英团体育和奥林匹克部长休·罗伯森呼吁国际足联暂停选举。

"I think it's fair to say that this election process is rapidly delivered and descending into a complete farce. How many of you will vote in an election and you're trying to choose between one of two candidates, and both of chem have corruption charges hanging. over them, and particularly that organization is FIFA. I really don't understand how you can possibly cast your vote in those circumstances, so by far the best thing would be for FIFA to suspend the election until these allegations have been thoroughly and robustly and I would hope independently investigated by the ethics committee."

“我认为说这次选举操之过急且已沦为一场闹剧也并不为过。要从两名候选人中选出主席,但他们头上都顶着贪污的帽子,尤其是在像国际足联这样的机构,你们中有多少人愿意参加这样的选举?我真的无法理解在这种情况下你们怎么能够投下自己的一票。所以刊目前为止,最好的处理方式就是国际足联暂停选举直到这些指控被道德委员会彻底并独立地调查完毕。”
 


Listening Comprehension
听力理解

1. But first, the governing body of world football, FIFA, has opened___________against its own president Sepp Blatter as part of a widening inquiry into_________.

2. Who is not involved in the alleged bribery according to the context?
A. Sepp Blatter    B. Mohammed Bin Hammam
C. Hugh Robertson  D. All of the them

3. What does Britain's Sport and Olympic Minister believe?
A. It's not fair to say the election is just a complete farce.
B. It is difficult to choose between one of two candidates since both of them are too good.
C. The election for FIFA should go ahead as scheduled.
D. The best thing would be for FIFA to suspend the election.

答案:1. ethics proceedings alleged bribery    2. C    3. D


英语新闻词汇加油站

bribery n. 贿赂
summon v. 召唤
proceeding n. 行动
descend v. 下降
farce n. 闹剧
robustly adv. 要用体力地


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l. But first, the governing body of wold football, FIFA, has opened ethics proceedings against its own president Sepp Blatter as part of a widening inquiry into alleged bribery. 该句中,“governing body”的意思是“主管部门”。"ethics proceedings"是指“道德上的诉讼”,也有“调查”之意,本文讲的是国际足联主席因受贿而被诉讼,调查。  “inquiry into”是指“对……的调查”。“alleged”原为“allege”的过去分词形式,此处作形容词,修饰“bribery”,意思是“被指称的,据称的”。

2. By far the best thing would be for FIFA to suspend the election until these allegations have been thoroughly and robustly and I would hope independently investigated by the ethics committee.
该句成分比较多,所以显得复杂,但是句子的主干部分很简单,就是“the best thing would be to suspend the election”,“until these allegations have been thoroughly and robustly and I would hope independently investigated”。该从句的主干是“these allegations have been investigated”,三个副都用来修饰“investigated”的,然而“independently”前面加了一个插入成分“I would hope”。整个句子分析清楚之后,可以得知,本句就是一个简单句之后接一个时间状语从句,拆开来翻译:所以到目前为止,对国际足联来说。最好的处理方式就足暂停选举,直到这些指控被道德委员会彻底地、坚定地,而且我希望也是独立地调查完毕。
 

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