china entrance examination

 

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Wendy:你发现最近公园和广场的变化了吗?

Rachel:嗯,是的。好像现在在公园和广场里都比较安静了。大爷大妈们都没有跳广场舞了呢!

Wendy:没错!广场舞可是我们中国的一大特色,在中国随处可见大爷大妈们跳广场舞的身影呢。怎么突然就安静了呢?

Rachel:我觉得,这个应该跟高考有关。每年六月是高考的时候,就连大爷大妈们,他们都放弃了最爱的广场舞,为了帮助学生们复习。

Wendy:对!高考是指中国的高中生们参加全国大学统一的招生考试。这个考试决定了考生们能否考上大学,能考上什么样的大学,而未来是否毕业于名校则决定了他们未来的职业发展。

Rachel:在中国,高考应该是学生最重要的考试,高中生们到了最后一年就进入了备考状态。他们的家长们也陪考,陪学。学生们也是顶着巨大的压力参加这次考试。在新闻报道里,我们也看到了一些极端的例子。有一些没有考上理想大学的学生们竟然选择了自杀,真是让人不胜唏嘘啊!

Wendy:对!这种以考试为学习目的的教育制度叫----“应试教育”。这种应试教育到底对学生们的未来有多大的帮助呢?在你们的国家有应试教育吗?你们怎么看待这种教育制度呢?

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Wendy: Nǐ fāxiàn zuìjìn gōngyuán hé guǎngchǎng de biànhuàle ma?

Rachel: en, shì de. Hǎoxiàng xiànzài zài gōngyuán hé guǎngchǎng lǐ dōu bǐjiào ānjìngle. Dàyé dàmā men dōu méiyǒu tiào guǎngchǎng wǔ le ne!

Wendy: Méi cuò! Guǎngchǎng wǔ kěshì wǒmen zhōngguó de yī dà tèsè, zài zhōngguó suíchù kějiàn dàyé dàmāmen tiào guǎngchǎng wǔ de shēnyǐng ne. Zěnme túrán jiù ānjìngle ne?

Rachel: Wǒ juédé, zhège yīnggāi gēn gāokǎo yǒuguān. Měinián liù yuè shì gāokǎo de shíhòu, jiù lián dàyé dàmā men, tāmen dōu fàngqì le zuì ài de guǎngchǎng wǔ, wèile bāngzhù xuéshēngmen fùxí.

Wendy: Duì! Gāokǎoshì zhǐ zhōngguó de gāozhōngshēng men cānjiā quánguó dàxué tǒngyī de zhāoshēng kǎoshì. Zhège kǎoshì juédìngle kǎoshēngmen néng fǒu kǎo shàng dàxué, néng kǎo shàng shénme yàng de dàxué, ér wèilái shìfǒu bìyè yú míngxiào zé juédìngle tāmen wèilái de zhíyè fāzhǎn.

Rachel: Zài zhōngguó, gāokǎo yīnggāi shì xuéshēng zuì zhòngyào de kǎoshì, gāozhōng shēngmen dàole zuìhòu yī nián jiù jìnrùle bèikǎo zhuàngtài. Tāmen de jiāzhǎngmen yě péi kǎo, péi xué. Xuéshēngmen yěshì dǐngzhe jùdà de yālì cānjiā zhè cì kǎoshì. Zài xīnwén bàodào lǐ, wǒmen yě kàn dàole yīxiē jíduān dì lìzi. Yǒu yīxiē méiyǒu kǎo shàng lǐxiǎng dàxué de xuéshēngmen jìngrán xuǎnzéle zìshā, zhēnshi ràng rén bùshèng xīxū a!

Wendy: Duì! Zhè zhǒng yǐ kǎo shì wéi xuéxí mùdì de jiàoyù zhìdù jiào----“yìngshì jiàoyù”. Zhè zhǒng yìngshì jiàoyù dàodǐ duì xuéshēngmen de wèilái yǒu duōdà de bāngzhù ne? Zài nǐmen de guójiā yǒu yìngshì jiàoyù ma? Nǐmen zěnme kàndài zhè zhǒng jiàoyù zhìdù ne?

English

Wendy: Have you noticed the recent changes in the park and the plaza?

Rachel: Em, yes. It seems to be quiet in the park and in the square. The old grandmas and grandpas did not dance at squares!

Wendy: That's right! Square dance is a major feature of our country. In China, you can see the retired generation dance everywhere. How come it's be came quiet suddenly?

Rachel: I think this should be related to the college entrance examination. Every year in June is the time for the college entrance examination. Even the old grandmas and grandpas have given up on their favorite square dance to help students reviewing.

Wendy: Right! The college entrance examination refers to the fact that Chinese high school students participate in the unified university entrance exams. This test determines whether candidates can be admitted to college, what kind of university they can enter, and whether they graduate from a prestigious school in the future determines their future career development.

Rachel: In China, the college entrance examination should be the most important exam for students. High school students have entered the exam preparation state by the end of the year. Their parents also escort and accompany them. Students are also under tremendous pressure to take this exam. In the news report, we also saw some extreme examples. Some students who have not admitted to an ideal university actually chose to commit suicide. 

Wendy: Right! This kind of education system for examination purposes is called “exam-oriented education”. How much does this exam-oriented education help the future of the students? Is there an exam-oriented education in your country? What do you think of this education system?