2002 年 3 月考题
translation test （1） （30 minutes）
directions: translate the following passage into chinese and write your version in the corresponding space in your answer booklet.
the line of demarcation between the adult and the child world is drawn in many ways. for instance, many american parents may be totally divorced from the church, or entertain grave doubts about the existence of god, but they send their children to sunday school and help them to pray. american parents struggle in a competitive world where sheer cunning and falsehood are often rewarded and respected, but they feed their children with nursery tales in which the morally good is pitted against the bad, and in the end the good inevitably is successful and the bad inevitably punished. when american parents are in serious domestic trouble, they maintain a front of sweetness and light before their children. even if american parents suffer a major business or personal catastrophe, they feel obliged to turn to their children and say,“ honey, everything is going to be all right.” this american desire to keep the children's world separate from that of the adult is exemplified also by the practice of delaying transmission of the news to children when their parents have been killed in an accident. thus, in summary, american parents face a world of reality while many of their children live in a near-ideal unreal realm where the rules of the parental world do not apply, are watered down, or are even reversed.