Should you play fantasy sports? 我們應該參與夢幻運動嗎?

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夢幻體育指你在虛擬世界管理一個體育團隊,和來自世界各地的人一起帶隊打比賽,即使你不是一個體育迷,與同事或朋友一起玩夢幻體育也有很多好處,本文介紹夢幻體育可能給你帶來的益處。

字彙:fantasy sports 夢幻運動

Would you be good at managing a top-level sports team? Do you have the tactics and know-how to be the next Jurgen Klopp? Well, you can find out by playing fantasy sports!

While football fans across the globe observe victories, losses and draws of real matches this season, over nine million people will play Premier Fantasy Football, according to the Premier League. And it’s not just football, but also baseball, basketball and cricket to name just a few fantasy sports you can join.

In a fantasy league, you get an imaginary budget which you can spend on your squad, selecting any players that compete in the actual sport of your chosen league. Of course, better players cost more! As the real games play out, so does your fictional team.

Doesn’t sound up your street? You may well have been pressured into competing in a league against your friends or colleagues against your better judgment, but, according to research, playing fantasy sports can actually benefit you. Some people find they enjoy the camaraderie that comes with it even if they’re not a fan of the sport itself. In fact, a US Quantum Workplace survey found that co-workers who play in a fantasy league together, bond better. They scored more highly in teamwork and trust than those who play, but not with colleagues. Plus, friendly competition gives you something to chitchat over when enjoying a hard-earned rest!

Other pros are the brain training you get along with the entertainment. Strategy, tactical decision-making, budgeting and navigating large amounts of data are just some skills you need to do well in this kind of game.

So, get your team ready and good luck!

字彙表

top-level 頂級的
tactics 戰術
know-how 技能,訣竅
football fan 足球迷
victory 勝利
draw 平局,打平
Premier League 英格蘭足球超級聯賽
imaginary budget 虛擬的預算
squad 球隊,運動隊
play out 展開
fictional 虛構的
up your street 合你口味,為你所喜愛
against your better judgment 違心
camaraderie 友情
bond 團結,親近
brain training 腦力訓練
strategy 策略,戰略
tactical 戰術性的
decision-making 決策
navigate 瀏覽,處理

測驗與練習

1.  閱讀課文並回答問題。

1. What will nine million people play this season?

2. Apart from football, what other fantasy sports can you play?

3. What can you spend your imaginary budget on?

4. True or false? Different players cost different amounts.

5. According to the article, what are the benefits of playing fantasy sports?

2.  選擇意思恰當的單字或片語來完成下列句子。

1. I won’t come to karaoke because it’s not _______.

up my street      against my better judgment       get along         play out

2. Both teams scored one goal in the match. It was a ________.

victory                skill                                            strategy          draw

3. Chess can be described as a _______ game because you need to use logic and strategy.

fantasy               pressure                                    tactical             hard-earned

4. Relationships are best when built on _______.

trust                    brain training                             tactics              pressure

5. My nephew has a very wild _______ when drawing!

imagination        camaraderie                               know-how        fan

答案

1. 閱讀課文並回答問題。

1. What will nine million people play this season?
Premier Fantasy Football, according to the Premier League.

2. Apart from football, what other fantasy sports can you play?
Other fantasy sports include baseball, basketball and cricket.

3. What can you spend your imaginary budget on?
You can spend it on your squad, selecting any players that compete in the actual sport of your chosen league.

4. True or false? Different players cost different amounts.
True. Better players cost more.

5. According to the article, what are the benefits of playing fantasy sports?
The camaraderie, better bonding, teamwork, trust at work, and brain training.

2.  選擇意思恰當的單字或片語來完成下列句子。

1. I won’t come to karaoke because it’s not up my street.

2. Both teams scored one goal in the match. It was a draw.

3. Chess can be described as a tactical game because you need to use logic and strategy.

4. Relationships are best when built on trust.

5. My nephew has a very wild imagination when drawing!