fictist-news

未分類

Skydiving … Inside 酷炫逆風高飛•超越巔峰

【寂天英語學習充電報】提供英語會話及實用句型,讓你脫口說出流利英語,不再「看的懂」卻「說不出口」! 【bobo小天才.輕鬆玩教養】針對家長頭痛的學齡前教養問題開闢解決方案,讓家長輕鬆地教導孩子。

無法正常瀏覽圖片,請按這裡看說明   無法正常瀏覽內容,請按這裡線上閱讀
新聞  健康  財經  追星  NBA台灣  udn部落格  udnTV  讀書吧  

2017/04/18 第294期 訂閱/退訂看歷史報份直接訂閱

優惠活動訊息:見訊息
   
 

Skydiving … Inside  酷炫逆風高飛•超越巔峰
A new trend is letting people fly indoors.
一股新的潮流讓人們在室內飛行。

圖片來源:Liukov / Shutterstock, Inc.

  Indoor skydiving, which uses vertical wind tunnels, has started popping up all over the world. Originally used for research, these wind tunnels are now used in a new extreme sport. Indoor skydiving lets people experience the excitement of flying through the air without ever leaping out of an airplane.
  A vertical wind tunnel uses a very strong fan to blow air straight up inside a small, tube-shaped room. The fan blows so strongly that it can lift a person into the air like they are flying. However, there is no need for parachutes here. The room has nets on the floor and a ceiling to keep people safe in case something goes wrong. Floating in the air in a wind tunnel is similar to what skydivers feel as they fall to earth but is much safer.
  Anyone can try indoor skydiving after just a little training. People who would not be able to go skydiving — like the elderly or disabled — can still feel what it’s like to fly. It has even become a competitive sport. Experts perform amazing tricks, either alone or in teams. Videos of these performances often appear online, which has made indoor skydiving more popular than ever before.

 

  運用垂直風洞的室內跳傘開始出現在全世界。這些風洞原本是用來做研究的,現在運用於這種新的極限運動。室內跳傘讓人不用從飛機上跳下來就可以體驗翱翔在空中的刺激感。
  垂直風洞在一個小小的管狀房間內用很強力的風扇把氣流直直吹上。風扇吹得很強又有力,所以它可以把一個人往上吹到空中就像他們在飛行一樣。然而,這裡不需要降落傘。房間地上和天花板都有網子來維護人們的安全,以防止意外發生。漂浮在風洞的半空中就像跳傘員降落到地上時所感受的一樣,但安全多了。
  任何人在經過一點訓練後都可以嘗試室內跳傘。無法去跳傘的人 ── 像是老人或身障者 ── 仍可體驗飛翔是什麼滋味。它甚至變成一項競賽運動。許多專家會表演精彩特技,有單人特技也有組隊表演。這些表演的影片常出現在網路上,因而使室內跳傘比以前更加受歡迎。

 
  1. trend n. 趨勢,潮流
    This trend has caught on quickly, but it will probably be out of style in a few months.
    這股風潮很快就流行起來,但幾個月後可能就會退燒。
  2. tunnel n. 洞穴;隧道
    You shouldn’t give up because there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
    你不應該放棄,因為在隧道的盡頭總有一線光明。
  3. pop up  突然出現/發生
    It seems that a new 7-Eleven pops up every few days.
    好像每幾天就會有一家新的 7-Eleven 開張。
  4. originally adv. 原本,最初
    The town was originally quite small.
    這個城鎮起初相當小。
  5. research n. 研究(不可數)
    The students spent two weeks doing research on their classmates’ music tastes.
    學生們花了兩週時間研究他們同學的音樂喜好。
  6. leap vi. 跳躍(三態為:leap, leaped / leapt, leaped / leapt)
    Henry leapt for joy upon hearing the good news.
    亨利聽到這個好消息便開心得跳了起來。
  7. the elderly n. 老年人
    elderly a. 年長的
    This software was designed to help the elderly learn how to type.
    這套軟體是設計來幫助老年人學習如何打字。
  8. competitive a. 具競爭性的;競爭激烈的
    In a competitive society, it pays to learn a second language.
    在競爭激烈的社會,學習第二外語是值得的。

vertical a. 垂直的
parachute n. 降落傘
the disabled n. 行動不便者
disabled a. 殘障的

身歷其境
本文 "People who would not be able to go skydiving — like the elderly or disabled — can still feel what it’s like to fly." 中的 feel what it’s like to V,表『體驗做某事是什麼滋味』。此外,feel like… 則表『感覺像……』。例:

The exhibition allows people to feel what it’s like to walk in space.
(那個展覽讓人們可以體驗太空漫步是什麼滋味。)

I feel like the luckiest man alive every time I hold my girlfriend’s hand.
(每次握著我女朋友的手,我都感覺自己像是世界上最幸運的人。)

2017春天.野餐露營去吧!
﹥全館單書85折!套書79折!滿額好禮等你拿!指定套書再送「時尚玻璃瓶」!
讓常春藤陪您暢遊書海!
﹥訂半年就送新書「超薄休閒摺疊包」!訂一年則送「時尚正韓真皮手錶」!
賀!常春藤學習APP榮登暢銷排行囉!
﹥常春藤超實用免費學習英文App,讓你隨時隨地掌握英文,走到哪學到哪!
 

最狂總統川普的派對結束?
3月22日,知名全球線上外匯經紀商City Index集團資深分析師布魯克斯發表「川普交易2.0」報告,內容直指「川普交易」已經告終,接下來,川普對市場所造成的影響,將是「弱勢的美元」以及「脆弱的美股」。

不是櫻花?!芝櫻、富士山譜出景色也很夢幻
位於山梨縣富士山周圍的「富士芝桜まつり」,以可同時欣賞芝櫻與富士山所交織夢幻的絕美景色而聞名。當80萬株以上芝櫻爭妍鬥艷綻放於富士山山麓時,宛如大自然的調色盤,描繪出漸層又動人的浪漫景緻。

 

Copyright c 2011 IVY LEAGUE ANALYTICAL ENGLISH All Rights Reserved. 版權所有,轉載必究。

與我們聯絡 電話:02-23317600 傳真:02-23810918

  免費電子報 | 著作權聲明 | 隱私權聲明 | 聯絡我們
udnfamily : news | video | money | stars | health | reading | mobile | data | NBA TAIWAN | blog | shopping

Leave a Reply