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500 Days Alone: An Incredible Cave Experiment
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與世隔絕五百天:驚人的洞穴實驗 500 Days Alone: An Incredible Cave Experiment
弗拉米尼可能打破在洞穴中度過最長時間的世界紀錄。
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Beatriz Flamini may have broken a world record for the longest time spent in a cave.

        “Have you been living under a rock?” If you were to ask this question to Beatriz Flamini recently, her answer would definitely be “Yes!” The Spanish athlete actually spent 500 days in a cave near Granada, Spain, for an experiment. The aim was to see how a person would manage living without any human contact. Flamini was watched over from a distance by psychologists, physical trainers, and scientists throughout the experiment. The study sought to understand how being completely isolated affects a person’s body and mind.

 

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        The project—called Timecave—was Flamini’s idea. She entered the cave on November 20, 2021 with two cameras and 60 books. She spent her time exercising, drawing, knitting, and reading. She lost track of time after two months. When the experiment was complete, she thought only a few months had passed. Aside from some tough moments, such as being attacked by flies in the cave, Flamini enjoyed the experience. Considering she missed the passing of the COVID-19 pandemic, the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and the invasion of Ukraine, perhaps living under a rock isn’t so bad.

 

 

單字片語整理

Words in Use
cave
[kev]
n. 山洞
athlete
[ˋæθlit]
n. 運動員
knit
[nɪt]
vt. (用毛線)針織
n. 編織衣物
considering
[kənˋsɪdərɪŋ]
prep. 考慮到⋯⋯
incredible
[ɪnˋkrɛdəb!]
a. 難以置信的
definitely
[ˋdɛfənɪtlɪ]
adv. 絕對,非常
isolated
[ˋaɪs!͵etɪd]
a. 隔絕的,孤立
passing
[ˋpæsɪŋ]
n. (某事件的)結束
Practical Phrases
break a record
 打破紀錄

He just broke the Olympic record for the men’s 100-meter dash.
他剛剛打破了男子 100 公尺短跑奧運紀錄

set a record
 創下紀錄

Not only did Kirk win the race, but he also set a new record.
柯克不僅贏了比賽,也創下了新紀錄

watch over
 照顧、監視/看守⋯⋯

The rich man has two security guards watching over him at all times.
這名富翁有兩個保鑣隨時貼身照護

The lifeguard watched over the people in the pool to make sure they were safe.
救生員監視著泳池裡的人以確保他們安全。

seek to V
 設法做……

Many countries are seeking to stop global warming.
很多國家正在設法阻止全球暖化。

lose track of...
 忘記..../ 失去……的蹤跡

While reading the book, I lost track of time.
讀這本書的時候,我忘記了時間。

 

♦ 與現在事實或真理強烈相反的假設語氣

使用本假設語氣時,if 子句中的 be 動詞不論第幾人稱都要 用 were,再接不定詞片語(to V),主要子句中則要使用過 去式助動詞,句型如下:

If + 主詞 + were to + 原形動詞, 主詞 + 過去式助動詞 would / could / might / should + 原形動詞

1. 表示與現在事實強烈相反(如本文第一段第二句用法)

例:If you were to win a million dollars, what would you do?

如果你贏了一百萬元,你會做什麼?

2. 表示與真理強烈相反

例:If the Sun were to rise in the West, I would believe what you said.

要是太陽打西邊升起,我就相信你說的話。

 

 

請依文意選出最適當的一個選項

What is true about Beatriz Flamini?

(A) She is an expert in science.

(B) She proposed the project.

(C) She spent two months in a cave.

(D) She carried out the study all by herself.
 

❷ What does the author mean by the last sentence of the passage?

(A) Certain major events affected the study.

(B) The project brought about negative results.

(C) Flamini should have come out of the cave earlier.

(D) Living completely alone is worth considering.

 

答案:1. B 2. D

 

 

弗拉米尼可能打破在洞穴中度過最長時間的世界紀錄。

「妳一直與世隔絕嗎?」如果你最近問碧翠絲.弗拉米尼這個問 題,她的回答肯定是「沒錯!」這位西班牙運動員其實為了一項實 驗,在西班牙格拉納達附近的一個洞穴裡待了五百天。其目的是為了 了解一個人在沒有與任何人接觸的狀況下會如何設法生活。整個實驗 過程中,心理學家、體能訓練師和科學家都在遠處監視著弗拉米尼。 該研究試圖了解與外界完全隔絕會如何影響一個人的身心。

這個名為 Timecave 的計畫是弗拉米尼的主意。她帶著兩臺相機 和六十本書,於 2021 年十一月二十日進入洞穴。她運動、畫畫、針 織和閱讀以度過時光。兩個月後,她已忘記時間。當實驗結束時,她 以為只過了幾個月。除了在洞穴裡被蒼蠅襲擊的一些艱苦時刻之外, 弗拉米尼很享受這段經歷。考慮到她錯過了新冠肺炎疫情的尾聲、伊 莉莎白二世女王的逝世以及烏克蘭遭入侵的事件,或許與世隔絕的生 活也不是那麼糟糕。

 

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