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    • 所屬考試大學英語四級試題庫
    • 試題題型【閱讀理解 Section C】

        The fitness movement that began in the late 1960s and early 1970s centered around aerobic exercise (有氧操). Millions of individuals became engaged in a variety of aerobic activities, and literally thousands of health spas developed around the country to capitalize (獲利) on this emerging interest in fitness, particularly aerobic dancing for females. A number of fitness spas existed prior to this aerobic fitness movement, even a national chain with spas in most major cities. However, their focus was not on aerobics, but rather on weight-training programs designed to develop muscular mass, strength, and endurance in their primarily male enthusiasts. These fitness spas did not seem to benefit financially from the aerobic fitness movement to better health, since medical opinion suggested that weight-training programs offered few, if any, health benefits. Many current programs focus not only on developing muscular strength and endurance but on aerobic fitness as well.
      Historically, most physical-fitness tests have usually included measures of muscular strength and endurance, not for health-related reasons, but primarily because such fitness components have been related to performance in athletics. However, in recent years, evidence has shown that training programs designed primarily to improve muscular strength and endurance might also offer some health benefits as well. The American College of Sports Medicine now recommends that weight training be part of a total fitness program for healthy Americans. Increased participation in such training is one of the specific physical activity and fitness objectives of Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives.

    1.[單選題]The word "spas" (Line 3, Para.1) most probably refers to _____.
    • A.sports activities
    • B.places for physical exercise
    • C.recreation centers
    • D.athletic training programs
    • 解題思路:詞義題。從第一段我們發現與spas相關上下文的幾個詞語①capitalize(獲利)②benefit financially(在金錢上獲利)③national chain spas(全國連鎖組織),從這些詞語來看spas一詞是什么:經濟上能賺錢的在全國有經營的連鎖性的贏利的商業性體育鍛煉的地方,類似體育館、體育健身活動中心等,總之場所是關鍵的了。這樣A、D兩項就自行否決了,既然是體育活動場所,當然C項娛樂中心不成立了,因此只有B項體育鍛煉的場所最為恰當了。故B為答案。
    2.[單選題]Recent studies have suggested that weight training_____.
    • A.has become an essential part of people’s life
    • B.may well affect the health of the trainees
    • C.will attract more people in the days to come
    • D.contributes to health improvement as well
    • 解題思路:細節題。依據第二段第二句說,近幾年來,有證據表明,原文設計為增進肌肉力量和耐力的舉重鍛煉對人的健康也有好處,這與D項相符,故D為答案。
    3.[單選題]What was the attitude of doctors towards weight training in health improvement?
    • A.Positive.
    • B.Indifferent.
    • C.Negative.
    • D.Cautious.
    • 解題思路:態度題。第一段倒數第三句說醫生的意見認為舉重培訓幾乎不提供什么好處,由此看出醫生對這種健身鍛煉的看法,既無贊揚也無批評,只是說對健身的好處很少,所以還是較為慎重的,因此D項的謹慎為答案。
    4.[單選題]Early fitness spas were intended mainly for_____
    • A.the promotion of aerobic exercise
    • B.endurance and muscular development
    • C.the improvement of women’s figures
    • D.better performance in aerobic dancing
    • 解題思路:細節題。第一段第四句說很多健身中心在有氧運動之前就存在了,他們的重點不是放在有氧活動上,而是放在舉重鍛煉的活動培訓上,即原本設計為強化和發展肌肉。這與B項意思相同,故B為答案。
    5.[單選題]People were given physical fitness tests in order to find out_____.
    • A.how well they could do in athletics
    • B.what their health condition was like
    • C.what kind of fitness center was suitable for them
    • D.whether they were fit for aerobic exercise
    • 解題思路:細節題。人們進行健康檢查目的在于想發現什么呢?末段首句說,從歷史上來看,大多數健康檢查通常包括肌肉力量和耐力,最初像肌肉力量和耐力這樣的健康成分與運動員的行為相關,就是說,作為運動員,這兩項是檢查的范圍,這與A項意思相同而與其他項不符,故A為答案。
    • 參考答案:B,D,D,B,A