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四川大學2012年考博英語閱讀理解

There are people in Italy who can’t stand soccer. Not all Canadians love hockey. A similar situation exists in America, where there are those individuals you may be one of them who yawn or even frown when somebody mentions baseball. 『Baseball to them means boring hours watching grown men in funny tight outfits standing around in a field staring away while very little of anything happens.』① They tell you it’s a game better suited to the 19th century, slow, quiet, gentlemanly. These are the same people you may be one of them who love football because there’s the sport that glorifies “the hit”.    F-_%>KJS  
      By contrast, baseball seems abstract, cool, silent, still.   81~Kpx  
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      On TV the game is fractured into a dozen perspectives, replays, closeups. The geometry of the game, however, is essential to understanding it. You will contemplate the game from one point as a painter does his subject; you may, of course, project yourself into the game. It is in this projection that the game affords so much space and time for involvement. The TV won’t do it for you.    <&4nOt  
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      Take, for example, the third baseman. You sit behind the third base dugout and you watch him watching home plate. His legs are apart, knees flexed. His arms hang loose. He does a lot of this. The skeptic still cannot think of any other sports so still, so passive. 『But watch what happens every time the pitcher throws: the third baseman goes up on his toes, flexes his arms or bring the glove to a point in front of him, takes a step right or left, backward or forward, perhaps he glances across the field to check his first baseman’s position.』② Suppose the pitch is a ball. “Nothing happened,” you say. “I could have had my eyes closed.”    /-h6`@[  
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      The skeptic and the innocent must play the game. And this involvement in the stands is no more intellectual than listening to music is. Watch the third baseman. Smooth the dirt in front of you with one foot; smooth the pocket in your glove; watch the eyes of the batter, the speed of the bat, the sound of horsehide on wood. If football is a symphony of movement and theatre, baseball is chamber music, a spacious interlocking of notes, chores and responses.    94\t1fE  
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      1. The passage is mainly concerned with .    {3VZ3i  
      A. the different tastes of people for sports    fX_#S|DlSG  
      B. the different characteristics of sports    m9Ax\lf  
      C. the attraction of football    -K"4rz  
      D. the attraction of baseball    d')-7C  
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      2. Those who don’t like baseball may complain that .    iZ aeoy  
      A. it is only to the taste of the old    MU'@2c  
      B. it involves fewer players than football    \#CM <%  
      C. it is not exciting enough    b/t  
      D. it is pretentious and looks funny   QdQ d(4/1  
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      3. The author admits that .    tAjx\7IX  
      A. baseball is too peaceful for the young    TI=h_%mO  
      B. baseball may seem boring when watched on TV    K%MW6y  
      C. football is more attracting than baseball    5o#Yt  
      D. baseball is more interesting than football   Zk&h:c  
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      4. By stating “I could have had my eyes closed. ” the author means (4th paragraph last sentence):    @wp4浙江体彩20选5走势图