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Making a comeback 反敗為勝

An Arizona Cardinals player tries to tackle Bear's player Devin Hester in last week's Monday Night Football game.
上週「週一美式足球之夜」比賽中,亞利桑那紅雀隊一位球員試著阻擾芝加哥熊隊球員戴文•海斯特。 (照片:美聯社)

PHOTO: AP

Last week, two American football teams played a very exciting game. The Arizona Cardinals were beating the Chicago Bears 23-3 with only 22 minutes left in the game, but then a really unusual thing happened. The Bears managed to score three touchdowns (21 points) in those final minutes to win the game. It was truly an amazing comeback.

Comeback is a word that is used to describe something that starts off badly but then somehow ends well. Outside of the world of sports, it usually describes a person who was once very good at something, and then lost it for some reason, but became good again. For example, imagine an actress who is very popular and makes many good movies, but then she makes a bad movie and cannot get a job for a few years. If she starts making movies again and wins an award for acting, people would say that she, or her career, had made a comeback. (Emily Shih, Staff Writer)

上週兩支美式足球隊打了一場驚險刺激的比賽。亞利桑那紅雀隊在比賽只剩下二十二分鐘時,以二十三比三將芝加哥熊隊打得落花流水,但讓人跌破眼鏡的事發生了。芝加哥熊隊在比賽最後幾分鐘內三次達陣成功(拿下二十一分),贏得了比賽。真是個了不起的反敗為勝。

「comeback」這個字是用來描述某件一開始不順、但最後卻化險為夷的事。除了體育界外,這個字也通常用來描述一度相當成功、但卻因某些原因失敗後又東山再起的人。例如,想想某位相當受歡迎、拍了許多好電影的女演員,因拍了部爛片而失業好幾年。假如她又開始拍片並獲獎,人們就會說她或其事業又東山再起了。

(翻譯:賴美君)

Today's Words 今天單字

1. unusual adj.

不尋常的 (bu4 xun2 chang2 de5)

例: In Chicago, it is not unusual for it to snow in March.

(芝加哥下三月雪稀鬆平常。)

2. manage v.i. /v.t.

做得到 (zuo4 de5 dao4)

例: If I can manage to finish reading this book in one week, I will be very pleased with myself.

(假如我可以在一週內讀完這本書,我會相當得意。)

3. truly adv.

真正地 (zhen1 zheng4 di5)

例: Did you see the poem Alex wrote me for my birthday? He is truly the sweetest guy I know.

(你看到艾力克斯在我生日寫給我的詩嗎?他真是我所認識最貼心的傢伙了。)


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