2008年春季中级口译笔试真题


■SECTION 3: TRANSI ATION TEST (30 minutes)
■Imagine you have two candidates for a job.Their CVs are equally good, and they both give good interview. You cannot help noticing,though, that one is pug-ugly and the other ishandsome. Are you swayed by their appearance?
■Ifyou were swayed by someone’s looks, would that be wrong? In the past, people often equated beauty with virtue and ugliness with vice.

”Even now, the expression as ugly as sin”hasnot quite passed from the language. There is, of course, the equally famous expression“beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, to counter it. Most beholders agree what is beautiful一and modern biology suggests that beauty may, indeed, be a good reason for that agreement. Biology also suggests that beauty may, indeed, be a good rule of thumb for assessing someone of either sex. Not an infallible one, and certainly no substitute for an in-depth investigation. But, nevertheless, an instinctive one, and one that is bound to contribute to the advantage of the physically well endowed.

假仅月两位候选人来竞争一份工作。他俩的履历不相上下,而且他们的面试表现也都很好。但是你不会不注意.到其中一人其貌不扬,而另一个则长相俊美。你的取舍是否会被他俩的外貌所影响?
■如果你的决定的确受到了他们外貌的影响,那算不算错呢?在过去,人们常常把美貌等同于美德,把丑陋等同于邪恶。即使时至今日,“如罪过一般丑陋”这一说法也还没有完全从语言中消失。当然,与之相反的是句同样有名的说法:“情人眼里出西施。”大多数有情人对于何为美貌看法一致,而且现代生物学表明这种一致的看法是有道理的。生物学还告诉我们,评价一个人(无论男女),貌美的确可以成为一个有用的法则。这一凭经验而来的法则并非绝对可靠,当然也不能替代深入的调查。但是,无论怎样但无论如何,以貌取人是种本能,对于生来容貌俊秀的人来说,肯定是获益匪浅。

■SECTION 4: TRANSI ATION TEST (30minutes)
■我国首次月球探测工程的成功,实现了中华民族的千年奔月梦想,并开始了中国人走向深空探索宇宙奥秘的时代,标志着我国已经进入世界具有探测能力的国家行列。这是我国推进自主创新、建设创新型国家取得的又一标志性成果,是中华民族在攀登世界科技高峰征程.上实现的又一历史性跨越,是中华民族为人类和平并发利用外层空间作出的又一重大贡献。全体中华儿女都为我们伟大祖国取得的这一辉煌成就感到骄傲和自豪!

■WIth the successful launch of its first lunar probe,China has realized its millennial dream of flying to the moon, ushered in the new era of entering the space and exploring the mystery of universe, which marks China’s access to the ran king of the world’s advanced countries capable of probing the moon. It constitutes the milestone of China to promote independence and innovation and to build a country of innovation, the historic advance of China in the conquest of the .
world’s scientific and technological peak, the momentous contribution of China to world peace and human utilization of outer space. All the Chinese people are overwhelmed with pride in the glorious achievement of our great country!

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