註:在本單元裡,中文與英譯未採逐句對應。
 

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    十一月期中考篇 整段對話 (2'52'')
November (1) Midterm Exams

093.

11-01

A : It seems like school just started and now midterms are coming.
怎麼才剛開學,一眨眼期中考就快到了!
   
B : Yeah, I think it's time to do some cramming at the library. Do you want to join me?
這幾天要不要一起去圖書館 K 書?

094.

11-02

A : How many of the courses have midterms?
這次期中考,你總共考幾科?
   
B : I believe we have exams in four classes and have to hand in reports for 3 others.
有四科要考的,但另外有三科要交報告。

095.

11-03

A : Do you know exactly what will be covered on the midterm?
你清楚這一科的期中考範圍嗎?
   
B : The professor said we need to know chapters two to ten. He also mentioned the test would mostly be multiple choice and true and false questions but would also have some definition and short answer types of questions.
老師說範圍是從第二章到第十章,題型有單選、是非、解釋名詞,以及簡答題。

096.

11-04

A : According to a senior I talked to, this professor is very strict and the questions are usually hard.
聽學姊說,這位老師很嚴格,考試題目很難。
   
B : Do you know where we can find samples of past tests?
不知道可不可以找得到考古題?

097.

11-05

A : Your notes look so tidy!
你的筆記抄的好整齊喔!
   
B : Thanks.
哪裡!
   
A : Can I Xerox them?
可不可以借我影印?
   
B : I guess it's O.K. But get them back to me soon.
好吧,可是要快點還我!

098.

11-06

A : It's funny. When I was in high school, I used to be able to memorize the content in textbooks. Now I can't seem to remember anything I read.
奇怪,以前高中課本的內容我都記得起來,現在的為什麼就記不住呢?
   
B : It's not surprising. You used to read your textbooks thousands of times. Now you're lucky to get through them once.
想想高中時你一本課本讀了幾百遍,現在卻常常連一遍都沒唸完。
   
A : I guess you're right. I just don't feel like studying anything unless I know a quiz is coming.
說的也是,可是平常沒有小考就不會想到要唸書啊!
   
B : Well, I think you need to adopt a new attitude toward your studies if you really want to make it as a college student.
所以囉,當了大學生,讀書態度要改變呀!

099.

11-07

A : Class, ten more minutes!
還剩下十分鐘,請同學把握時間。
   
A : Five minutes, please finish up the question you're working on.
五分鐘!
   
A : Time's up. Please turn over your papers and pass them up to the front.
時間到了,請交卷!

100.

11-08

A : The grades are out now. How did you do?
成績出來了,你應該考得不錯吧?
   
B : Not too bad. Except for English, I pretty much got what I expected.
還可以啦,除了英文外,都有達到自己的標準。
   
A : Well, all I'm hoping for is a passing grade for all my courses.
我只要及格就阿彌陀佛了。

101.

11-09

A : Do you have any tips on how to do well on exams?
你準備考試有什麼訣竅嗎?
   
B : I try to understand the general ideas and context of the material first. I don't think just rote memorization of facts will really help you that much. With English vocabulary for example I often try to understand the root meanings and origins of words.
我會把觀念搞清楚,而不是死背。例如英文單字,我會先了解字根。

102.

11-10

A : Let's go through the midterm exams first. If you have any questions about your grades, come see me after class.
現在我們先來檢討期中考,對分數有疑問的等下課後再來找我。
   
B : Professor, is there any way we can get extra credit if we have really low grades?
老師,分數太低的有沒有補救機會呢?
   
A : The midterm accounts for only thirty-percent of your total grade. You can bring up your grade if you do well on the final and have good class performance.
期中考只佔學期成績的 30% ,期末考和課堂表現就是最好的補救方式。