英語口語會話:Teachers 老师 English Conversation: Teachers

Todd: OK, Tini, you were saying that you enjoy being a student.

托德:蒂尼,你说过你喜欢做学生。

Tini: Yes.

蒂尼:对。

Todd: So, I’m a teacher. I have a couple of questions for you.

托德:我是名老师。我有几个问题要问你。

Tini: Sure.

蒂尼:好的。

Todd: First one, what type of teacher do you like?

托德:第一个问题,你喜欢哪种老师?

Tini: What type of teacher? Well, I would prefer a teacher who has like very high standards towards their students, but at the same time, very understanding.

蒂尼:哪种老师?我比较喜欢既对学生严格要求又可以理解学生的老师。

Todd: Well, that’s interesting. So, by high standards, do you mean that they’re very demanding?

托德:这很有意思。高标准,你是指严格要求吗?

Tini: Yes.

蒂尼:对。

Todd: So, you think that the teacher should give difficult assignments and give lots of homework?

托德:你认为老师应该给学生布置困难的任务和大量作业吗?

Tini: Well, demanding in the sense that probably because they know that the students can do more than, is more able, is able to do more but what they can do right at the moment, and probably in that way the teacher can, how do you say, develop the students more.

蒂尼:严格要求的意义在于,老师知道学生可以做更多,学生可以做到的比他们正在做的要多,这样一来,老师就可以开发学生的更多能力。

Todd: Interesting. OK, so that’s the most important thing is the teacher is somewhat demanding and sets high expectations.

托德:有意思。最重要的是老师要严格要求,设定高标准。

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Tini: Well, I like teachers who are demanding but of course, I give very much respect to teachers who actually care about their students and try to understand their students.

蒂尼:我喜欢严格要求学生的老师,同时我也非常尊敬那种关心学生、理解学生的老师。

Todd: Right, so they have empathy and understanding.

托德:好,就是说老师要有同理心,理解学生。

Tini: Yes.

蒂尼:对。

Todd: Well, what about qualities you don’t like in a teacher?

托德:那你不喜欢老师的什么品质?

Tini: Qualities I don’t like in a teacher? Favorites.

蒂尼:我不喜欢老师的品质?宠爱。

Todd: Favorites.

托德:宠爱。

Tini: Favorites. You know, teacher’s pet.

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蒂尼:宠爱,就是老师的宠儿。

Todd: Right, can you explain teacher’s pet?

托德:好,你能解释一下什么是老师的宠儿吗?

Tini: Teacher’s pet is that, you know, sometimes teachers like one student more than the other students, and then so they give like, I don’t know, like more attention to that student, and then they are nicer to that student, or. Yes, sometimes gives better grades. I don’t know.

蒂尼:老师的宠儿,你知道有时候老师会特别喜欢一个学生,他们会特别关注他们喜欢的学生,对喜欢的学生比对其他学生好。甚至有时可能会给他们喜欢的学生更高的分数。可能会这样。

Todd: Do you think that maybe that’s just human nature, that all teachers have favorites, or do you think some teachers, no matter what, treat everybody equally?

托德:你认为会不会是因为人类的天性,所有老师都有宠爱的学生,还是说会有些老师对所有学生一视同仁?

Tini: Well, I think that it also deals with experience, and you know, the period of time you are engaged teaching activities. I think, probably, initially, like, you know, like teacher, initially are human nature, we all have favorites, like we all have like people who we want to be around with and people who don’t want to be around with. That is human nature, I think, but then like, probably, as time goes by, and as experience is gained, I think that, like if I’m a teacher, I think I will gain a more, like objective perspective towards the student and teaching I guess.

蒂尼:我觉得和经验有关,就是从事教师工作的时间。可能刚当上老师时,因为人类的天性,我们都会有特别喜欢的人,会有想相处和不想相处的人。这是人类的天性,不过之后,随着时间的流逝和经验的积累,我想如果我是老师,那我会更客观地去看待学生和教学。

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