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Should you play fantasy sports? 我们应该参与梦幻运动吗?

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摘要:随身英语Should you play fantasy sports? 我们应该参与梦幻运动吗?Play audio file梦幻体育指你在虚拟世界管理一个体育团队,和来...

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Should you play fantasy sports? 我们应该参与梦幻运动吗?

梦幻体育指你在虚拟世界管理一个体育团队,和来自世界各地的人一起带队打比赛。即使你不是一个体育迷,与同事或朋友一起玩梦幻体育也有很多好处。本文介绍梦幻体育可能给你带来的益处。

词汇:fantasy sports 梦幻运动

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!

词汇表

top-level 顶级的
tactics 战术
know-how 技能,诀窍
football fan 足球迷
victory 胜利
draw 平局,打平
Premier League 英格兰足球超级联赛
imaginary budget 虚拟的预算
squad 球队,运动队
play out 展开
fictional 虚构的
up your street 合你口味,为你所喜爱
against your better judgment 违心
camaraderie 友情
bond 团结,亲近
brain training 脑力训练
strategy 策略,战略
tactical 战术性的
decision-making 决策
navigate 浏览,处理

测验与练习

1. 阅读课文并回答问题。

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. 选择意思恰当的单词或词组来完成下列句子。

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. 阅读课文并回答问题。

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. 选择意思恰当的单词或词组来完成下列句子。

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!

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