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精選詞彙 Vocab #029: Subway delays and the homeless crisis

· 精選詞彙單元 Vocab


New York subway has had a high percentage of delays in the past and recently it is seeing signs of improvement. However, the train disruptions that involve homeless people is increasing. Homeless people walk on tracks, block train doors and engage in other unruly behavior that disrupts the trains. Despite the newly opened 23 new homeless shelters since 2017, Police still have to hand out civil summonses to clamp down on disruptive behavior.

Vocabulary and sample sentences:

Turnstile n. Mechanical gate with revolving horizontal arms that allows only one person to pass through.

  • It is a crime to jump over turnstiles.
  • You can only go through the turnstile if you have bought a ticket.

Crack down ph v. – dealing with bad or illegal behavior in a severe way.

  • The Police is cracking down on homeless people who are camping out in the subways.
  • China is cracking down on fake or counterfeit goods.

Fine n. Penalty that you pay

  • If you run a red light, you will get a NTD5000 fine.
  • I need to pay my parking fines at the 7-11.
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