英语短语系列知识点考点复习hold back/hold good
例句She held back, not knowing how to break the terrible news.
The dam was not strong enough to hold back the floodwaters.
He bravely held back his tears.
例句The rate of inflation must be held down.
He couldn't hold down a job after his breakdown.
What's the longest she's held down a job?
例句The same argument doesn't hold good in all cases.
The same requirement holds good for all applicants.
The same method does not hold good in every case.
Need more excitement in your life? Maybe it's time to take up an extreme sport!
__1__ Each year they are becoming more and more popular. Some examples of extreme sports include base jumping, ice climbing, cave diving, and ... cheese rolling？！
No one knows exactly how it started, but Cooper's Hill CheeseRolling Race is an annual event that has taken place for over 100 years. The name comes from Cooper's Hill where the “sport” takes place, just outside the village of Brockworth, England.
__2__ A wheel of cheese is thrown down a hill while a group of people chase after it, trying to be the first to catch it or reach the bottom of the hill. The cheese weighs just over 3kg and picks up a lot of speed travelling down the very steep slope (斜坡). __3__ And if you come second or third you'll receive ￡10. Incredibly, the event has become so popular that people travel from all over the world to take part — even from as far away as Canada and Australia.
But what makes the sport so extreme, and why has the local government tried to ban the tradition? Injuries — and lots of them. The hill is so steep that it's not actually possible to run down it. __4__ Ambulances arrive at the event before the race even starts in preparation for all those who will need a trip to the hospital. Go to YouTube and search for “Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling” to see the event in action. __5__ Maybe you will want to have a try someday.
A．It's as silly as it sounds.
B．If you win, you get to keep the cheese.
C．Is it wrong to let children do extreme sports?
D．These popular activities can be extremely dangerous.
E．Be prepared to both laugh and cover your eyes in shock.
F．Instead, you fall, bounce and roll your way to the bottom.
G．Extreme sports are activities that involve a high amount of danger and excitement.