Currently, all of the seminar classes in the history department are three hours long. I would like to propose that history seminars be shortened to two hours. I make this proposal for two reasons. First, most students just cannot concentrate for three hours straight. I myself have taken these three-hour seminars and found them tiring and sometimes boring. Also, when a seminar lasts that long, people stop concentrating and stop learning, so the third hour of a three-hour seminar is a waste of everyone‘s time. Two-hour seminars would be much more efficient.
준비 시간: 30초
말하는 시간: 1분
W: I totally disagree with Tim’s proposal.
W: Well, look, Tim is my friend, but he is not a typical student. He stays up late partying every night, week nights too.
M: If he parties every night, no wonder he can’t pay attention.
W: Yes, and most students aren’t like that. They come to class prepared and rested and they can concentrate.
M: So you are saying the problem is really Tim.
W: Yes. He was in one of my classes last year. And whenever I looked at him he was actually sleeping.
M: I guess if he is sleeping, he can’t really know what’s happening. What other people in classes are doing?
W: Right! And you wanna know what does happen in that last hour of seminar? And in a lot of seminars that I have been in that’s when things get interesting.
W: Yes, that’s usually when students get really involved in a discussion and start exchanging important ideas. And if the history department actually did what Tim suggests, well, if they did that what would happen is you lose what might be the most worthwhile part of a seminar.
(30점을 위한 분석)
편지 내용: I would like to propose that history seminars be shortened to two hours from three hours. (역사 세미나 시간을 3시간에서 2시간으로 줄이는 것을 제안)
첫번째 이유: Three hours straight concentration is difficult for students. (3시간을 연속으로 집중하는 것은 어렵다)
두번째 이유: The third hour of a three-hour seminar is waste of time because students stop concentrating and learning. (학생들이 집중해서 배울 수 없기 때문에 세시간 세미나의 마지막 한 시간은 시간 낭비이다)
여학생이 편지의 내용에 반대함 (The woman doesn’t think the proposal is a good idea)
편지 쓴 사람은 밤늦게까지 파티하는 학생이다 (The person who wrote a letter has a party every night)
그러므로 그는 수업에 집중할 수 없다 (So, he cannot pay attention to class)
그와 다르게 대부분 학생들은 수업 준비해오고 집중을 잘한다 (Unlike him, most students are well prepared for and focus on class)
또한 그는 실제로 수업시간에 잠을 잤다 (Also, the man was actually sleeping in class)
그렇기 때문에 마지막 세번째 시간에 수업시간이 어떻게 진행되는지 알지 못한다 (Therefore, he doesn’t know what is going on the third hour of a three-hour seminar)
그시간에 학생들은 토론하고 중요한 생각들을 교환한다 (During the time, students get engaged in discussion and their thoughts are shared)
이 시간은 세미나 수업중에서 가장 중요한 시간이다 (This hour is the most important part of a seminar class)
The reading passage is about a letter, in which the student proposes that history seminars should be shortened to two hours from three hours.
In a conversation, the woman doesn’t think the proposal is a good idea.
Her first reason is that the person who wrote the letter is one who has a party every night. Therefore, he would not be able to pay attention in class. Unlike him, most students are well prepared for and focus on class.
Also, the man was actually sleeping in class and as a result he didn’t know what was going on in the third hour of the three-hour seminar. During this time, students are engaged in discussions and exchange ideas and this hour is the most important part of the seminar class.
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