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ID: 0454 Advanced
Tue Mar 13 2007 | Jenny, 肖霞
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|按部就班||ànbùjiùbān||to do things as they are conventionally done|
|选修||xuǎnxiū||to select an elective|
nǐ juéde rénshēng zuì kuàilè de shì nǎge jiēduàn ？
What do you think is the happiest time in a person's life?
dāngrán shì shàng dàxué de shíhou lo ！xiàoyuán shēnghuó duō fēngfù 、zìyóu ！
Going to college, definitely! Campus life is so rich and free!
ā ？zìyóu ？wǒ zěnme juéde Zhōngguó de dàxuéshēng méi shénme zìyóu ne ？dàjiā jīhū dōu yào zhùxiào ，érqiě zài xuéyè fāngmiàn de xuǎnzéxìng yě bù gāo 。kǎo dàxué qián jiù yào dìng zhuānyè ，jìn le xuéxiào ，jiù ànbùjiùbān de dú xiàofāng shèzhì de kēmù 。
Huh? Free? How come I feel like Chinese college students don't have much freedom? It seems like everyone has to live on-campus, and doesn't have a lot of choice over what to study. You need to choose your major before taking the university entrance exam. And when you've gotten into a school, you need to follow the rules and take the classes the school picks for you.
nà shì jǐnián qián de qíngkuàng le 。xiànzài ，hǎo duō dàxué dōu cǎiyòng xuéfēnzhì ，yě kāishè le hǎo duō xuǎnxiū kēmù ，gǔlì xuésheng duō jiēchù bùtóng de zhīshi 。érqiě ，huàn zhuānyè yě bǐ guòqù róngyì duō le 。zǒngzhī ，xiànzài Zhōngguó dàxué de zhìdù hé fēnwéi zǎo jiù bù xiàng yǐqián nàme sǐbǎn le 。
That's how things used to be in the past. Now, a lot of universities are credit-based, and they've started up a lot of elective courses. They encourage students to try out unfamiliar fields of knowledge. And changing your major is much easier today than it used to be. In sum, for a long time now modern Chinese universities' rules and atmosphere haven't been that rigid.
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