导读:

 Part C Translation
  46. Directions: Translate the following text into Chinese. Write your translation on the ANSWER SHEET 2. (15 points)

  The supermarket is designed to lure customers into spending as much time as possible within its doors. The reason for this is simple: The longer you stay in the store, the more stuff you’ll see, and the more stuff you see, the more you’ll buy. And supermarkets contain a lot of stuff. The average supermarket, according to the Food Market Institute, carries some 44,000 different items, and many carry tens of thousands more. The sheer volume of available choice is enough to send shoppers into a state of information overload. According to brain-scan experiments, the demands of so much decision-making quickly become too much for us. After about 40 minutes of shopping, most people stop struggling to be rationally selective, and instead began shopping emotionally―which is the point at which we accumulate the 50 percent of stuff in our cart that we never intended buying.

  参考译文

  超市旨在吸引顾客在店里停留尽可能长的时间。原因非常简单:顾客在店里停留的时间越长,看到的商品越多;看到的商品越多,买的也就越多。超市陈列了大量的商品。根据食品市场科的调查,一般超市里有约44000种不同的商品,许多超市都有上万种。如此众多的选择足以使顾客陷入信息量超载的状态。根据脑部扫描实验,需要迅速地做出这么多决定就会使我们太累。大约购物40分钟以后,大多数人就放弃了去做理性的选择,取而代之的是冲动购物――正是此时,我们在购物车里已经装了一半根本没想买的东西。
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  Section Ⅲ   Writing

  Part A

  47. Directions:

  Suppose you won a translation contest and your friend, Jack, wrote an email to congratulate you and ask for advice on translation. Write him a reply to

  1) thank him, and

  2) give you advice

  You should write about 100 on the ANSWER SHEET.

  Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter. Use Li Ming instead.

  Do not write the address. (10 points)

  参考范文

  Dear Jack,

  Your letter of congratulations was received. Thank you for your nice words on my winning the contest. In the letter, you asked me about the skills to do translation, so the following are my advice for you.

  Firstly, you should analyze the sentence structure, thus catching the meaning of the sentence. Secondly, find the proper words to translate the meaning of the source language into the target language. Thirdly, revise your translation at least three times to check if there are any mistranslations or missed meanings.

  I hope my advice helpful. Wish to see you soon.

  Yours sincerely,

  Li Ming

  Part B:

  48. Directions:

  Write an essay based on the chart below. In your writing, you should

  1) interpret the chart, and

  2) give your comments.

  You should write about 150 words on the ANSWER SHEET. (15 points)

  参考范文:

  Portrayed in the above pie chart is a survey of college students' purposes of traveling. The number of students who take traveling as a chance to see beautiful scenes accounts for 37%, while students who would like to travel to relieve pressure from study take up 35 %.

  There are several reasons behind the trend revealed in the above chart. To begin with, as the present society is filled with fierce competition, most college students nowadays are under great pressure to stand out among others or to lunch a decent job after graduation. Therefore, they tend to choose traveling as an outlet to relieve their stress. Secondly, with the fast advancement of the living standards of Chinese families, traveling is increasingly affordable to most college students. For this reason, students prefer to travel to see different views to enjoy themselves or to make some friends.

  From my perspective, no matter what reason it is for, traveling is of great benefit for students to acquire a broader perspective of life. If time permits, we college students should go to see the outside world more often.