英语口语大赢家Topic246:大学和专业Universities and Majors
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Daniel: May, is the university a terrible place?
May: Surely not. Life in the university is fun. Why did you ask?
Daniel: Because you study day in and day out for the entrance exam. So I figure you would study even harder after you’ve got in.
May: Studying in the university is not easy, but it's not as arduous as you think.
Daniel: How do you know that? You haven't got in yet.
May: Of course I know. I once attended Lisa's class, sitting quietly at the back of the classroom.
Daniel: Oh, really? Were you not caught?
May: Of course not. You are allowed to attend any lecture, only if there are empty seats for you and you don't disturb the class. In universities, you study in a free and creative environment.
Daniel: What do you want to study in the university? Have you thought about it?
May: This question has really been bothering me. I like Chinese literature, you know. But economics is really hot now, and it has a very good career prospect.
Daniel: I will choose what I like. You don't know what a torture it is for me to study English, because I don't like English.
May: Though I like Chinese literature very much, I'm also interested in economics. It's a tough choice to make.
Daniel: You can decide later. You will have choices before you submit your university application form.
May: Right. I have lots of time to think carefully before I make my final decision.
Daniel: What kind of place should university be? May studied day in and day out just for the entrance exam. Can we study in a free and creative environment at university? Is life in university really hard? I know May is interested in Chinese literature. What am I interested in?
day in and day out 不分昼夜
arduous adj. 枯燥的
disturb vt. 打乱
prospect n. 前景
torture n. 折磨
submit vt. 递交
U.S. High School Courses
In America, after middle school comes high school, which includes grades 9 through 12. Students are required to take certain subjects like English, social studies, math, science, and physical education. In addition, they choose among elective subjects to complete their high school education. Electives include subjects in technology, music, art, and foreign languages.
SAT, Scholastic Assessment Test, is administered by College Board, and is developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The SAT Reasoning Test has three sections: Math, Critical Reading, Writing. Scores on each section range from 200 to 800, with scores always being a multiple of 10.