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时间:2014-04-23 07:48来源:未知 作者:voa365 点击:

Welcome to the Voice of America's "News Words," Listen to see whether you can hear the word that means "one side."

The possibility and the risk of some shots being fired,or some aircraft or ship being shot at,has increased markedly because of

Chinese uilateral changes to the status quo."Unilateral" means involving one group or country.It is when a country or a group takes

an action or makes a decision alone.This can happen without the agreement of others. And often,a unilateral action is good only

for the side that acts.

Now,when you hear the word "unilateral,"your English will be good enough to know what this News Word means.