DSE 2017 writing (english paper 2)答案
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DSE 2017 卷二寫作 答案
Sports Communication – Article for School Magazine on Dancers
Learning English through Sports Communication
Unlike swimmers or basketball players, dancers are not traditionally thought of as athletes. As a member of your school’s dance team you have been asked to write an article for your school magazine. Use the title and headings below to support the idea of dancers as athletes.
Dancers Are Athletes
Physical Strength & Skills
Dancers Are Athletes
Speaking of sports, many people would raise their eyebrows1 at the mention of2 dance. They think of dance as a form of exercise or social activity rather than an actual sport Amateurs3 enjoy moving their bodies and rubbing shoulders with4 others at nightclubs, dinner parties, or wedding banquets, but the competitive dance community, which deserves greater recognition5, takes dance very seriously at the professional level. Having been a member of our school’s dance team for over three years, I believe that dance shares many similar qualities with other elite sports and that dancers are indeed athletes.
Physical Strength and Skills
From my personal experience, dance requires immense physical strength just like other traditional sports, such as hockey and baseball. Even though some dance movements may appear simple and effortless6, they actually entail7 the same physical exertion8, use of muscles, agility9, speed, and coordination10 required of a typical11 athlete. A dance warm-up usually involves push-ups for arm muscles, crunches for abs, and squats and leg press for leg muscles. Dancers may not look as muscular as other jocks12 only because their muscles need to be compact to allow for more graceful13 movements. Besides, the ability to do the splits, turns, and jumps does not just happen overnight. Dancers have to condition14 and train their bodies so they can accomplish15 different sets of technique and choreography16. The Grind Jete, a jump up that requires a skilled ballerina to propel17 herself gracefully into the air while doing the splits in mid-air, is one of the most challenging dance moves in ballet and takes exceptional18 flexibility and balance. On top of physical strength, the mastery19 of other aesthetic20 skills, like musicality, expression and creativity, is also an important criterion21 for being a top-notch22 dancer. In auditions23 and competitions, the technical execution of a dancer can be near perfect, but the synchronization24 of music and motion and the ability to evoke the audience are what make a dance performance so breathtaking25 and mind-blowing26. In short, dancers devote even more stamina27 to their profession than some athletes.
Dance is an all-year-around sport that puts special emphasis on self-discipline. Competitive dancers are required to overcome physical barriers28 and endure29 pain because the road to competition is never easy. They stay up past midnight for practices, learn routines with intricate30 choreography, perfect their technique, memorize dance sequence and stage arrangements, and much more. During competition season, dancers undergo31 rigorous32 training regimes that can get brutal33 and push them beyond their limits. The physically demanding training drives dancers to the point of sweat, sore muscles, tears, injuries, and even the thought of quitting. Last year, in preparation for the Inter-school, Ballet Competition, my teammates and I practiced at least five hours a day and four times a week for an entire month. Even after a grueling34 day of classes, we could not unwind35 of go to bed. We had to sacrifice our study time, social life, and sleep just like other sports players. The physical and mental fatigue36 that we experienced as dancers is a display37 of our extraordinary38 determination and self-restraint39. Besides, dancers also have to be extremely disciplined with their diets and lifestyle so that they can present their best physiques in front of judges and spectators. Therefore, dance stresses dedication, self-discipline, and strenuous40 training the same way traditional sports do.
While the physical and psychological attributes41 of a dancer are similar to those of an athlete, dance in itself is also an art form that takes more than simply physical prowess. Dancers are both athletes and artists, and it is this unique combination that makes for a sensational dance performance.
1. raise one’s eyebrows (exp. 對…表示輕蔑/驚訝)
22. top-notch (adj. 第一流的)
2. at the mention of (phr. 一提到)
23. audition (n. 試鏡)
3. amateur (n. 業餘愛好者)
24. synchronization (n. 同步)
4. rub shoulders with (exp. 與…交往)
25. breathtaking (adj. 令人嘆為觀止的)
5. recognition (n. 承認)
26. mind-blowing (adj. 令人印象深刻的)
6. effortless (adj. 不需費力)
27. stamina (n. 耐力)
7. entail (v. 必需)
28. barrier (n. 障礙)
8. exertion (n. 費力)
29. endure (v. 忍受)
9. agility (n. 敏捷)
30. intricate (adj. 複雜的)
10. coordination (n. 協調)
31. undergo (v. 經受)
11. typical (adj. 典型的)
32. rigorous (adj. 嚴厲的)
12. jock (n. 運動狂)
33. brutal (adj. 殘酷的)
13. graceful (adj. 優美的)
34. grueling (adj. 累垮人的)
14. condition (v. 使…處於良好狀態)
35. unwind (v. 放鬆)
15. accomplish (v. 完成)
36. fatigue (n. 疲累)
16. choreography (n. 編舞)
37. display (n. 展示)
17. propel (v. 推)
38. extraordinary (adj. 非凡的)
18. exceptional (adj. 卓越的)
39. self-restraint (n. 自制)
19. mastery (n. 精通)
40. strenuous (adj. 艱苦的)
20. aesthetic (adj. 美學的)
41. attribute (n. 特質)
21. criterion (n. 準則)
42. sensational (adj. 非常好的)
DSE 2017 寫作答案 必學
- Speaking of sth., SVO.即「當提及到…, …」同義用法是When it comes to sth., SVO. 常見於文章開首。
- raise one’s eyebrows 字面上是「令…揚起眉毛」,意思即「令…驚奇」,尚有例如
- What he said in his speech raised a lot of eyebrows.
- From my personal experience, SVO.是常見用法,即「就我個人經驗來說…」常用於article for the school magazine 用作帶出個人經驗,另外可以使用意思相同的句式 My personal experience is that + SVO.
- the road to sth.即「邁向…的路」,最常見是 the road to success / fame /wealth / entrepreneurship/a happy life/ruin.
- SV + (at least three examples) + and much more作文時能多舉例子當然是好事,但舉太多例子讀者會感到煩厭,因此這個句式很多時都大派用場,指「尚有很多」。
- sth. drives sb. to the point of sth.是常見用法,常用於因果關係,例如:
- Schoolwork has driven Tony to the point of mental collapse.
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