108年特種考試地方政府公務人員考試試題 外國文(英文)

一、Please translate the following passage into Chinese.(30 分)
An impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump began after a
whistleblower alleged that Trump and other top government officials had
pressured the leaders of foreign nations—most notably Ukraine—to
investigate his political opponents. Top minds from both political parties are
preparing their best strategy as the impeachment investigation moves into a
new phase with the first public hearings. A clearer picture of Trump’s
dealings with Ukraine has finally emerged after weeks of testimony from key
witnesses. At the heart of the inquiry is whether Trump used the powers of
his office to pressure Ukraine to help his re-election. As the public firestorm
around the complaint and the phone call mounted, Trump decided to release
a White House summary of his conversation with Zelensky, believing it
would calm some of the backlashes and help him come out the other end of
the controversy.


二、Please translate the following passage into English.(30 分)
根據當地一家福利團體的調查,臺灣有一半以上的父母每天花不到半小
時與孩子交談。調查發現,即使他們說話,百分之八十談話也大多是關
於功課。家庭是影響孩子個性和性格形成的關鍵因素。父母必須花時間
與孩子交談、傾聽並努力理解他們。當父母與孩子之間的互動時間有限
時,交流往往是單向的,父母會將自己的想法灌輸給孩子。在這種情況
下,將會沒有足夠的討論讓孩子們消化和吸收來自父母的資訊。

According to a local charity survey, only half of Taiwanese parents spend time talking to their children. The charity was also founded. Even though the parents talk to their kids, 80% per cent of talk time is about homework and grade. Family is an important factor in kids’ personalities and character development. Parents should spend more time communicating with their kids. Listening to and understanding them is an important job for parents. Another problem is when Taiwanese parents talk to their kids. It’s a unidirectional conversation. The parents are just brainwashing their kids instead of communicating. In this situation, kids didn’t have enough time to mull over and discuss with their parents.

老師的改正
According to a local charity survey, only half of Taiwanese parents spend time talking to their
children every day/ on a daily basis/daily. The charity also found was also founded that even
though when parents talk to their kids (children), 80% percent of the time of talk time is about
homework and grades. Family is an important/key factor in (children’s) kids’ personalityes and
character development. Parents should spend more time communicating with their kids children.
Listening to and understanding them is an important job for parents. Another problem is when
Taiwanese parents talk to their kids children, it’s usually unidirectional one-sided/one way
conversations. The Parents are just brainwashing/imposing their own ideas on their kids
children instead of communicating. In this situation/case, kids children don’t have enough time
to mull over and discuss with their parents.
Found – 這是過去tense find -found- found – usually followed by ‘that’
Kids 是informal, 比較好用‘children’
No need to repeat ‘talk time’ here: when the parents talk to their kids (children), 80% percent of
talk time is about homework and grades
One-sided – 片面的意思
Brainwashing – 洗腦的意思 but it’s quite strong in this context – ‘imposing’ or ‘influencing’ are
better options
更自然
According to a local charity survey, only half of Taiwanese parents spend time talking to their
children. The charity also found that even when parents talk to their kids, 80 percent of the time
is about homework and grades. Family plays a key role in children’s personality and character
development. Parents should spend more time communicating/discussing with their children.
Listening to and understanding them is an important job for/part of being a parent. Another
problem is when Taiwanese parents talk to their children, it tends to be one-sided. Parents are
just imposing their own ideology on their children instead of communicating/having discussions.
In this case, kids don’t have enough time to mull over/digest/comprehend and discuss with their
parents.
Play a key role: 發揮重要作用
It tends to be: to be likely to behave in a particular way or have a particular characteristic 倾向;
易于;往往会


三、Essay writing in English.(40 分)
Social media provides us with a good way to connect with people, maintain
friendships, or even build business connections. However, frequent use of
social media is associated with stress, anxiety, and depression. Write a
well-organized essay of at least 250 words to elaborate on the advantages
and/or disadvantages of social networking