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Bump, set, spike! 擊、托、殺!

Heather Bown of the US women's volleyball team spikes the ball while playing Cameroon in the Women's Volleyball World Championships.
世界女子排球錦標賽中,美國女排選手海瑟•波恩在和卡麥隆對打時殺球。 (照片:法新社)

PHOTO: AFP

The sport of volleyball was first played in the US, but it is now played all over the world. It is played between two teams, and each team has six players. The game is played on a court, and the two teams are separated by a net.

Each team has three hits to get the ball over the net. The same person cannot hit the ball twice in a row. You can use any part of your body to hit the ball, but players mostly use their hands and arms.

In the game, you can score a point when you pass a ball that hits the ground on the other team's side of the court. You can also score a point if the other team fails to hit the ball back to your side. The first team to score 25 points wins.

The three passes that are used most often in volleyball are called the bump, the set, and the spike. A bump is when you hit the ball up into the air using your forearms. A set is when you hit it into the air using your fingertips, and a spike is when you hit the ball down as hard as you can with your palm.

(Emily Shih, Staff Writer)

排球的發源地是美國,如今是世界性的運動。比賽時兩隊相互較勁,每隊共有六名選手,兩隊在球場上各據球網兩側。

每隊最多擊球三次就得擊球過網,同一個選手不能連續擊球兩次,你能以身體任何部位擊球,但選手多半使用雙手和手臂。

比賽中,我方若傳球過網,且落在對方場地,就能得一分,對方若無法將球回擊過網到我方,也得分,先得二十五分的隊伍獲勝。

排球最常用的三招傳球方

式為「擊、托、殺」。「擊」是以前臂將球擊入空中;「托」是以指尖將球推入空中;「殺」是使盡全力以手掌將球擊落。





(翻譯︰鄭湘儀)

Today's Words 今天單字

1. court n.

場地 (chang3 di4)

例: Indoor volleyball courts are usually made out of wood, while outdoor courts are made of sand.

(室內排球場通常是木頭地板,戶外球場則是沙地。)

2. separated adj.

分開的 (fen1 kai1 de5)

例: My best friend lives in America so we are separated by thousands of miles.

(我最好的朋友住在美國,我們相隔千里。)

3. fail v.i. /v.t.

不及格 (bu4 ji2 ge2)

例: Kerry didn't study at all for that test. No wonder she failed it!

(凱瑞根本沒有準備那次考試,難怪她被當。)


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