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2014年全国高考英语2卷阅读理解C篇翻译与解析


2014年全国高考英语2卷阅读理解C篇翻译与解析
One of the latest trend(趋势) in American Childcare is Chinese au pairs. Au Pair in Stamford, for example, has got increasing numbers of request for Chinese au pairs from zero to around 4,000 since 2004. And that’s true all across the country.
美国儿童看护的一个最新趋势是中国互惠生。例如,在美国斯坦福德,自从2004年以来,对中国互惠生的需求量从零增长到约4000。并且这种情况遍布美国各地。
  “I thought it would be useful for him to learn Chinese at an early age” Joseph Stocke, the managing director of a company, says of his 2-year old son. “I would at least like to give him the chance to use the language in the future,” After only six months of being cared by 25-year-old woman from China, the boy can already understand basic Chinese daily expressions, his dad says.
约瑟夫,某公司的经理在谈到他的2岁的儿子时说;“我认为在很小的时候就学习汉语对于他来说是有益的。”“至少我愿意给他机会在将来使用这种语言。”在被一名来自中国的25岁女人照顾了仅仅6个月之后,他的爸爸说他已经能够理解基本的汉语日常表达。
  Li Drake, a Chinese native raising two children in Minnesota with an American husband, had another reason for looking for an au pair from China. She didn’t want her children to miss out on their roots.” Because I am Chinese, my husband and I wanted the children to keep exposed to(接触) the language and culture.” she says.
与她的美国丈夫一起在明尼苏达州抚养两个孩子的中国籍人李德瑞克寻找来自中国的互惠生的原因是,她不想让她的孩子们错过了他们的根源。她说:“因为我是中国人,所以我和我的丈夫想让孩子们一直接触中国的语言和文化。”
  “Staying with a native speaker is better for children than simply sitting in a classroom,” says Suzanne Flynn, a professor in language education of Children. “ But parents must understand that just one year with au pair is unlikely to produce wonders. Complete mastery demands continued learning until the age of 10 or 12.”
儿童语言教育学教授苏珊弗林说:“对于儿童而言,和说母语的人在一起要比单纯地在教室坐着听课好。但父母必须明白,只与说母语的人在一起一年是不可能产生奇迹的。要熟练地掌握一门语言需要持续学习到10岁或12岁。”
  The popularity of au pairs from china has been strengthened by the increasing numbers of American parents who want their children to learn Chinese. It is expected that American demand for au pairs will continue to rise in the next few years.
越来越多的美国父母想让他们的孩子学习汉语,这就使得来自中国的互惠生越来越受欢迎。预计美国对中国互惠生的需求在未来几年里将继续增长。
【小题1】.What does that term” au pair” in the text mean?
A. A mother raising her children on her own
B. A child learning a foreign language at home
C. A professor in language education of children
D. A young foreign woman taking care of children.
【小题2】. Li Drake has her children study Chinese because she wants them ______.
A. to live in China some day
B. to speak the language at home
C. to catch up wit other children
D. to learn about the Chinese culture
【小题3】. What can we infer from the text?
A. Learning Chinese is becoming popular In America,
B. Educated woman do better in looking after children
C. Chinese au pairs need to improve their English Skills.
D. Children can learn a foreign language well in six months.