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IN THIS LESSON
ID: 1354 Advanced
Wed Feb 10 2010 | Jenny, Connie
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|回顾||huígù||to look back|
|科举制度||kējǔ zhìdù||Imperial Examination System|
|公务员考试||gōngwùyuán kǎoshì||government employment examination|
|金饭碗||jīnfànwǎn||secure and well-paying job|
hǎo ，tóngxué men ，wǒmen zhè jié kè ne ，yào lái huígù yīxià Zhōngguó lìshǐ shàng de kējǔ zhìdù ，yě jiùshì Zhōngguó gǔdài de kǎoshì zhìdù 。
Okay, students. In today's class, we're going to take a look back into Chinese history to the time of the Imperial Examination System, the ancient Chinese system of examination.
ài ，Xú Xiǎotíng ，nàge gōngwùyuán kǎoshì péixùnbān nǐ bàomíng le ma ？
Hey, Xu Xiaoting. Did you sign up for that training class on the government employment exam?
dāngrán bào le ，wǒ bàmā dōu shuō xiànzài gōngwùyuán jiùshì jīnfànwǎn ，fǎnzhèng wǒ shì xiàdìng juéxīn jīnhòu jiù zǒu zhè tiáo lù le 。
Of course I did. My parents say a job as a government employee is a secure and well paying job. Either way, I'm determined to go this route.
méi yìsi ，wǒ zǒng gǎnjué zuò gōngwùyuán shǐzhōng huì bèi guǎnshǒuguǎnjiǎo de ，bùnéng dúlì sīkǎo 。
It'd be boring. I've always felt that being a government employee means being supervised and controlled at all times. You can't think for yourself.
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