107年特種考試地方政府公務人員考試試題 外國文(英文)

一、Translate the following English passage into Chinese.(25 分)
British Prime Minister Theresa May is calling on her fractious Conservative
Party to unite on a Brexit strategy and help her negotiate a separation
agreement with the European Union. May told her party’s annual conference
Wednesday in Birmingham they are entering the “toughest phase of the
negotiations.”
Britain will leave the 28-nation bloc on March 29 and talks to reach a
divorce deal have stalled. An influential pro-Brexit faction within May’s
party led by former foreign minister Boris Johnson is urging her to be firm
and exit the European Union without a deal if necessary. The faction opposes
May’s proposal for Britain to adhere to EU trade rules after it leaves, calling
instead for a clean break. May did not rule out leaving without an agreement,
but said doing so “would be a bad outcome for the U.K. and the EU.”

二、Translate the following Chinese passage into English.(25 分)
為了尋求更好的生活品質,越來越多的美國人搬到了較小的城市。美國
人口普查局的資料顯示,這些人正離開洛杉磯、芝加哥和紐約,搬到中
等規模的城市,例如鳳凰城、拉斯維加斯和達拉斯。對這些二線城市來
說,一個巨大的吸引力是住房成本在工資中占的比例小了很多。根據美
國人口普查局的統計,有超過一半的人因住房原因搬遷,他們要尋找一
個新的或更好的家,更便宜的住房,或買房而不是租房。在曼哈頓租一
個住處每月花費大約 4,100 美元。這幾乎是紐約市家庭年收入中位數
83,500 美元的三分之二。買房更是遙不可及,當地平均房價為 110 萬美

In order to have better living quality, some American move to a smaller cities. According to United States Census Bureau’s survey, lots of people are leaving Los Angeles, Chicago and new york now. They move to medium size cities, such as Phoenix, las vegas and Dallas. In some Second-tier cities, the best reason to live there is the house price is lower than in other cities. It’s will be a small part of their salary. Based on United States Census Bureau’s statistical data, more than half of people move to other places because of house prices, they want to find a better and newer house. They also want a cheaper one instead of buying a house or renting a house. The house renting monthly fee in manhattan is 4100 USD. It’s almost 2/3 of the middle class’s income. The middle class’s income was around 83500 USD. They are too difficult to buy a good house. The average house price in manhattan is 1 million and 100 thousand dollars.

我的改正
In order to have better living quality, some Americans move to a smaller cities. According to a United States Census Bureau’s survey, lots a lot of people are leaving Los Angeles, Chicago and New York now to move to medium sized cities, such as Phoenix, Las vegas and Dallas. In some Second-tier cities, the best reason to live there is that the house price is lower than in other cities. It’s will only a small part of their salary. Based on a United States Census Bureau’s statistical data, more than half of the people who move to other places because of house prices/in search of lower rents, they want to find a better and newer house. They also want a cheaper one rent instead of buying a house or renting a house one. The monthly renting fee in Manhattan is about 4100 USD. It’s almost 2⁄3 (two-thirds) of the New York middle class’s income which stands at around 83500 USD. They are Buying a good house is difficult with the average house price in Manhattan being 1 million and 100 thousand dollars.
‘Lots of’ is quite informal. Use ‘ a lot of’ for essays and more formal writings. Medium-sized cities with a d
According to ‘a’ survey/study
2/3 : it’s best to write it fully ‘two-thirds’
We say ‘monthly rent’ or ‘monthly renting fee’

更自然的
In order to have better living quality/conditions, some Americans move to a smaller cities. According to a United States Census Bureau’s survey, a lot of people are leaving Los Angeles, Chicago and New York now to move to medium sized cities, such as Phoenix, Las Vegas and Dallas. The reason why some people choose to move to second-tier cities is mainly due to the lower house prices which takes up only a small part of their salaries. Based on a United States Census Bureau’s statistical data, more than half of the people who move to other places for lower rents, want to find a better and newer house. They also look for cheaper rent instead of buying a house or renting a house. The monthly rent for a house renting monthly fee in

Manhattan is 4100 USD. It’s almost 2/3 of the New York middle class’s income which stands at around 83500 USD. It’s clearly (明顯 ) too difficult to buy a good/proper house especially with the average house price in Manhattan being 1 million and 100 thousand dollars.
‘Better living conditions’ sounds more natural than ‘better living quality’. You could also say ‘better quality of life’
Especially: 尤其是, 強調
你的句子有點段. 你要把你的句子連在一起用 linking words: who, that, where, which, with, to, as, so etc…
Proper: or adequate, a more advanced way to say ‘good’
Mainly due to : 主要的原因是
Takes up a small part : 占的意思 or constitutes
Stands at: 也是差不多‘占’的意思, or a more advanced way to say ‘is’

三、Essay Writing(50 分)
Speaking at a press conference, National Development Council (NDC)
Minister Chen Mei-ling said that the idea of Taiwan as “a bilingual country”
had been suggested to the government by several associations such as the
European Chamber Of Commerce Taiwan and the Academia Sinica. The new
bilingual plan’s main goal is to promote comprehensive English ability by
Taiwanese nationals with advanced training for reading, speaking, listening,
and writing skills. “In the era of the digital economy, an excellent language
ability is necessary for the development of Taiwan,” Chen said. At present,
the NDC is designing a comprehensive plan to put the bilingual-country
policy into practice. Please recommend three concrete and feasible ways for
our government to put the bilingual-country policy into practice and also
explain why these ways are important. (You should write at least 250 words)