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Narrator:Listen to a conversation between a student and his faculty adviser.

独白:听下面一段学生和指导老师之间的对话。
Advisor:HI, Steven. I schedule this appointment, because it has been a while since we touch this.
指导老师:嗨,斯蒂文,我安排了这次会面,因为自从我们开始已经有一段时间了。
Student:I know I have been really busy--- a friend of my works on a school a paper.
学生:我知道,最近我一直很忙,我的一个朋友正在忙于写论文。
He asks me if I would like to try to reporting so I did and I really love it.
他问我是否可以帮他写一些报道,我答应了,我也真的挺喜欢的。
Advisor:Hey…that's sounds great!
指导老师:嗨,听起来很不错。
Student:Yeah…the first article I wrote it was profile of the chemistry professor-the one whose name teacher the year.
学生:是的,我写的第一篇报道,是关于化学老师的简介,这名化学老师被评为年度教师。
My article ran on the front page.
我的文章登上校报头版。
When I saw my name, I mean my byline in print, I was hooked.
当我看到自己的名字时,就是看到作者一栏打出我的名字时,我开始入迷了。
Now I know this is what I want to do-be a reporter.
现在我知道,这就是我要做的—成为一名记者。
Advisor:Isn't it great to discover something that you really enjoy?
指导老师:发现自己真的很喜欢的东西不是很妙的事吗?
And I read that the article too. It was very good.
我也读了那篇文章了,写的真不错。
Student:To be honest, the articles got a lot of editing.
学生:老实说,那篇文章被修改了很多。
In fact I barely recognized a couple of paragraphs.
事实上我几乎认不得其中几段话了。
But the editor explained why the changes were made.
但编辑跟我解释为什么会有这样的改动。
I learned a lot and my second article didn't meet nearly many changes.
我学到了不少,第二篇文章就几乎没有被改动过。
Advisor:Sound like you got a real neck for this.
指导老师:似乎你已经找到突破口了。
Student:Yeah… anyway, I am glad you schedule this meeting because I want to change my major to journalism now.
学生:是的,不管怎样,我很乐意你安排了此次会面,因为我现在真想转为新闻专业。
Advisor:Um,the university doesn't offer major in journalism.
指导老师:嗯,但学校没有开设新闻专业。
Student:Oh no…
学生:不会吧。
Advisor:But….
指导老师:但是…
Student:I…I mean…should I transfer to another school, or major in English?
学生:我,我的意思是,我应该转学到其他学校吗,或转为英语专业?
Advisor:Er… wait a minute.
指导老师:额,等一下。
Let me explain why the major isn't offered.
我来给你解释下为什么不开设这门专业。
Editors at the newspaper… editors… um… I mean when you apply for a reporting job, editors look at the two things-they want to see clips,
报纸的编辑,嗯,我的意思是,当你申请记者的工作时,编辑会考察两方面的东西。他们会要看某些剪辑,
you know, some of your published articles, though also want to try out, though give you an assignment like…covering a price of conferences some other event, then see if you can craft the story about it, accurately, on dead line.
你知道,你一些发表了的文章。他们也要进行选拔,他们会给你一项任务,比如,播放某些场合的会议内容,然后看看你能否在截止日期之前,写出一篇新闻稿来。
Student:So they don't even to look at my major?
学生:那么他们甚至不看你是什么专业的?
Advisor:It is not that they don't look at it… it is… well, having a degree in something other than journalism should actually work to your advantage.
指导老师:并不是说他们不看,而是,嗯,获取其他专业的学位而不是新闻业,应该会对你的工作更有利。
Student:How?
学生:怎样个有利法?
Advisor:Most journalism specialized these days.
指导老师:现在很多专业记者,
They only write about science or business or technology for example.
比如说,他们只写关于科技和商业的文章。
Is there a type of reporting you think you may like to specialize then?
你是否有某一类型的报道是你擅长的?
Student:Well… I think it can be really cool to cover the Supreme Court. I mean… their decision affects so many people.
学生:嗯,我想报道最高法院应该是个不错的选择。我的意思是,他们的决定是怎样影响群众的。
Advisor:That is really a goal worth striving for.
指导老师:这确实是一个值得为之努力的目标。
So, why not continue major in political science?
那么,为什么不继续读政治科学呢?
And as elective, you could take some Pre-Law classes like Constitution Law, and as for you work on the student newspaper paper, maybe they let you cover some local court cases-once that the student and professor here would want to read about.
同时你还可以选修一些法律预备课程,像宪法,而对你来说,在学生报社工作,一旦这里的学生和老师想读相关的文章了,他们可能就会让你报道一些当地法庭的案件。
Student:Do you know of any?
学生:那你知道哪些案件吗?
Advisor:I do. Actually, there is case involving this computer software program that one of our professors wrote.
指导老师:我知道,事实上,有关于计算机软件程序的案件,是我们这里一位老师写的文章。
The district courts decide in if the university entitle to any of our professors' profits?
如果学校给任何一位老师利益的话,该区的法庭便会决定放出消息。
Student:Wah…I will definitely follow upon that!
学生:哇,我一定要跟踪报道。

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transfer [træns'fə:]

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n. 迁移,移动,换车
v. 转移,调转,调任

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craft [krɑ:ft]

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n. 工艺,手艺,狡诈,航空器,行会成员
vt

 
district ['distrikt]

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n. 区,地区,行政区
vt. 把 ... 划

 
accurately ['ækjuritli]

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adj. 准确地
adv. 精确地,准确地

 
striving ['straiviŋ]

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n. 努力;斗争 v. 力争;奋斗;努力(strive的

 
supreme [sju:'pri:m]

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adj. 最高的,至上的,极度的

 
narrator [næ'reitə]

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n. 叙述者,讲解员

 
conversation [.kɔnvə'seiʃən]

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n. 会话,谈话

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covering ['kʌvəriŋ]

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n. 覆盖物,遮避物 adj. 掩护的,掩盖的

 
entitle [in'taitl]

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vt. 取名为,使有权利

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