Mon, Nov 13, 2006 - Page 14 News List

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)


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)







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.


2. separated adj.

分開的 (fen1 kai1 de5)

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


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!


This story has been viewed 5362 times.

Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.

TOP top