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It was not the size of the crowd that impressed me most, however, or the way adults were allowed to shout abuse at players as loud as they wanted without attracting any attention. What impressed me most was just how much of the men around me hated, really hated, being there. As far as I could tell, nobody seemed to enjoy, in the way that I understood the word, anything that happened during the entire afternoon. Within minutes of the kick-off there was real anger (You are a disgrace, Holt, he is a disgrace a hundred quid a week? A hundred quid a week they should give me for watching you); as the game went on, the anger turned into outrage, and then seemed to curdle into sullen, silent discontent. When I went to the other grounds I saw the same things: that the natural state of football fan is bitter disappointment, no matter what the score.

Question:

  1. Holt?
  2. What struck the writer about the attitude of the crowd?

      • A their envy of the player's earnings
      • B their constant changes of mood
      • C Their unhappiness regardless of events
      • D their unfairness towards the players


      • thanks
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Is this an exam or what?

(You are a disgrace, Holt,
where is the end ) paranthesis?
Holt is a last name, the name of a player abused by the public in that paranthesis, given
verbatim (as heard) as an example by the author, like an audio snapshot.

The key is here:
What impressed me most was just how much of the men around me hated, really hated, being there.
nobody seemed to enjoy, in the way that I understood the word
My take:

1. Holt is the name of a player

2. C ('What impressed me most was just how much of the men around me hated, really hated, being there' and ' ... nobody seemed to enjoy ... anything that happened during the entire afternoon')

just out of curiosity: CPE?
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Marius HancuIs this an exam or what?

(You are a disgrace, Holt,
where is the end ) paranthesis?
Holt is a last name, the name of a player abused by the public in that paranthesis, given as an example by the author, like an audio snapshot.

The key is here:
What impressed me most was just how much of the men around me hated, really hated, being there.
nobody seemed to enjoy, in the way that I understood the word
This is a Cambridge Proficiency test.

I am flapping my wings for June by cutting my teeth on this text.
God knows what this text must make everyone think of English people!
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nobody enjoyed

nobody seemed to enjoy

The expression "seemed to" is working as an auxiliary there.