【读BBC记单词:第二弹】只要10分钟,积累地道的英语语料——Drought and food prices

2017-11-07 16:37作者:来源:

在“读BBC记单词”版块,温州新东方关怡老师将挑选一些有趣的BBC新闻小片段,带着各位雅思托福考生一起强化雅思托福高频词汇。
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 The drought(干旱) affecting large parts of theMidwest(美国中西部) has withered(使枯萎)corn and soybeans(黄豆) in the fields. Those are the staple crops(主要农作物) most commonly used to feed(feed sth喂养/为…提供食物) animals. As a result, beef, pork and dairy(乳制品) prices are expected to(预计会…) jump(快速下降) next year – but fruit and vegetables will not be affected because those crops are usually irrigated(灌溉). The department of Agriculture had been predicting a bumper year(缓冲年) for corn, but didn't realise how bad the drought would get when it made its food price projections(预测n.) last month. Other countries will also be affected, because US food exports(出口物n.) have jumped dramatically(戏剧性的引人注目的) in the past few years.

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