Paper Two (50minutes)
Part VI Translation (10 points)
Directions: Translate the following passage into Chinese. Write your answer on the Answer Sheet.
When it comes to personal finance, we all are looking for ways to save more money. Our household budgets are filled with both big and small expenses that we imagine can be cut out to save us loads of cash or, at the very least, spent better elsewhere. One of the things you have surely considered is using public transportation rather than your own vehicle.It would be easy to assume that public transportation is cheaper, because bus fare is far less expensive than gas, but those are not the only costs to consider. Take a step back to your high school economics class and try to remember the lesson about opportunity costs. These, as you might recall if you were awake for that class, are the things you give up when you choose one option over other options. Although they are not measured in dollars and cents, they still have to be considered whenever you make a financial decision.
Part VI Translation
寻求安宁越来越难，想要安静更难。即使在阿拉斯加最偏远的地区，头上传来飞机的声音也是件很寻常的事。科学家们纷纷出发前往美国各地研究“音频生态”。他们 从各个地方记录下了超过 100 万小时的声音。