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Yangtze Prepares For Floods
El Nino may bring floods to the Yangtze River this spring
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au-thor

a writer of a book or report


n.作者

au-tho-ri-ty

people or group in charge


n.权威

con-trol

operate a machine or equipment / the power to change or direct something


v,n.控制

de-signed

do or plan something for a reason


v.设计/计划

e-ner-gy

strength needed to get stuff done


n.精力/能源

hot-spot

special areas to click on to see more


n.热点

pro-tect

keep safe from harm


v.保护

spring

a material that returns to its shape after pressed or stretched


n.弹簧

cli-mate

the weather conditions in an area over a long period


n.气候

dis-as-ter

something that causes great damage or loss of life


n.灾害/大难

floo-ding

water overflow especially from a river


n.洪水

hot-spot

special areas to click on to see more


n.热点

pre-ven-tion

the action of stopping something from happening


n.预防

sec-tion

a part or piece of something


n.部分

se-ri-ous

maybe causing great harm


adj.严重

coast

the edge of the land where it meets the sea


n.岸边

hot-spot

special areas to click on to see more


n.热点

tem-per-a-ture

how hot something is


n.温度

tro-pi-cal

typical of the tropics, the warm areas near the equator


adj.热带

drought

no rain for a long time


n.干旱

e-ner-gy

strength needed to get stuff done


n.精力/能源

floo-ding

water overflow especially from a river


n.洪水

hot-spot

special areas to click on to see more


n.热点

oc-cur

happen; take place


v.发生

re-lease

to let go


v.发布

re-verse

in the opposite direction, backwards


v.相反

rough

having an uneven or irregular surface; not smooth or level


adj.粗暴

sci-en-tists

experts in science, people who study science


n.科学家

ex-pec-ted

something seen as likely to happen


v.预期

hot-spot

special areas to click on to see more


n.热点

sec-tion

a part or piece of something


n.部分

sec-tions

pieces or parts


n.部分

an-oth-er

in addition to


pn.另一个

christ-mas

a Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus


n.圣诞节

fore-cas-ters

people who say what the weather will likely be


n.预报

hot-spot

special areas to click on to see more


n.热点

no-tice

become aware of


v.注意