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永遠向上看的運動:排球 A Volley Good Time

A Volley Good Time
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永遠向上看的運動:排球 A Volley Good Time
排球是世界上最受歡迎的運動之一,但其歷史不長,只回溯到十九世紀末。
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  Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world, but its history only stretches back to the close of the 19th century. It was invented in Massachusetts in 1895 by William G. Morgan of the famous Young Men’s Christian Association, or YMCA. Initially called mintonette, it gained its current name when a spectator commented that the players were “volleying” the ball over the net. Indeed, that is the point of the game: each team of six players has to hit a ball back and forth over a net with their hands before the ball touches the floor. Their aim is to get the ball to touch the court of the opposite team’s playing area. The team earns one point when they successfully do this. Each team is only allowed to touch the ball three times before it must be hit back to the other side.

  Volleyball quickly became popular in the US, with people of all ages and sexes enjoying its simple rules and the fact that it could be played indoors. It quickly spread around the world, with American troops introducing it into Europe during the First World War. It was an unofficial event at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, but it did not become an official Olympic event until the Tokyo Games 40 years later. By this time, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball, which standardized the rules for the sport, had been established.

  Playing volleyball is great exercise; players jump up and down around 300 times every match. The same can be said about a closely connected sport: beach volleyball. This sun-drenched version of the game was first played in Hawaii in the 1910s. However, the modern two-player game originated in California in the 1920s. It became an Olympic sport in 1992. The game now has worldwide appeal, although it is more closely associated in the popular imagination with countries such as Brazil and Australia.

 

 

1.   Which of the following facts about volleyball is true?(單選題)

(A)  Its name was changed twice before it became volleyball.

(B)  It was introduced to America by European soldiers.

(C)  A volleyball game involves two teams.

(D)  It originated from beach volleyball.

 

2.   Please complete the following rules of volleyball.(填空)

      - To score, a team must _____________________ⓐ_____________________.

      - Each team can only ___________ⓑ___________ before they must hit the ball back to the other side.

 

3.   Fill in the blanks with the information from the passage about volleyball and beach volleyball.(填空)

 

Facts

Volleyball

- It was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan.

- A team has _____❶_____ players.

- It officially became an Olympic sport in _____❷_____.

Beach Volleyball

- The modern version arose in _____❸_____ in California.

- In modern beach volleyball, a team has two players.

- It officially became an Olympic sport in _____❹_____.

 

答案:

1. C

2. ⓐ get the ball to touch the court of the opposite team’s playing area  ⓑ touch the ball three times

3. ❶ six   ❷ 1964  ❸  the 1920s  ❹ 1992

 

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Words in Use
introduce
[͵ɪntrəˋdjus]
vt. 介紹;引進,推出(產品等)
stretch
[strɛtʃ]
n. 一段時間
vt. 伸出 / 長
vt. & vi. 伸展;(使)拉長 / 緊
official
[əˋfɪʃəl]
adj. 官方的,正式的
n. (高層)官員;主管
establish
[əˋstæblɪʃ]
vt. 建立,創立
associate
[əˋsoʃɪɪt]
vi. 交往
vt. 使有關聯
association
[ə͵sosɪˋeʃən]
n. 協會;聯合
spectator
[spɛkˋtetɚ]
n. 觀點
comment
[ˋkɑmɛnt]
n. 評語,批評
vi. 評論(與介詞 on 並用)
initially
[ɪˋnɪʃəlɪ]
adv. 開始時,最初
appeal
[əˋpil]
vt. & n. 吸引;請求;上訴(均與介詞 to 並用)
opposite
[ˋɑpəzɪt]
adv. 在對面
prep. 在……的對面(= across from)
a. 相對的;相反的
n. 相反的情形
unofficial
[͵ʌnəˋfɪʃəl]
adj. 非正式的;非官方的
standardize
[ˋstændɚd͵aɪz]
vt. 使標準化
volley
[ˋvɑlɪ]
n. & vt. & vi. 在球落地前回擊,截擊
sun-drenched
[ˋsʌn͵drɛntʃt]
adj. 沐浴在陽光下的
Practical Phrases
back and forth
 來回地,前後來回

The security guard walked back and forth in front of the bank.

警衛在銀行前面來回走動。

Henry walked back and forth, looking very impatient.
亨利前後來回地走著,看來很不耐煩。

originate in + 時間 / 地方
 源自某時 / 某地

 Automobiles originated in the 19th century.
汽車源自於 19 世紀。

My dance teacher told me that the tango originated 
in both Argentina and Uruguay.
我的舞蹈老師跟我說探戈起源於阿根廷與烏拉圭。

 Many Christmas traditions are thought to have 
originated in Germany. 
聖誕節的許多傳統被認為是起源於德國。

introduce A into / to B
 將 A 傳入 B

Paper, gunpowder, and compasses were introduced into the West from China.
紙張、火藥和指南針從中國傳入西方。

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