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 高级中学教师 徐英

【双语阅读】特殊的面试

转载 2016-03-29 22:08:37

 One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview, made the last decision.    

一位成绩优异的小伙子去申请一家大公司的经理一职。他通过了初次面试;公司经理负责最终的面试,并由此作出最终决定。    

The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.    

经理从简历上看到,这个年轻人从中学到研究生的成绩一直都很优异, 从来没有失过手。    

The director asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” the youth answered “none”. The director asked, “Was it your father who paid for your school fees?” The youth answered, “My father passed away when I was one year old, It was my mother who paid for my school fees.” The director asked, “Where did your mother work?” The youth answered, “My mother worked as clothes cleaner.”    

经理问:“你在学校里拿过奖学金吗?”小伙子回答:“没有。”经理问:“是你爸爸帮你支付的学费吗?”“我爸爸在我一岁的时候就逝世了,是我妈妈帮我付的学费。”小伙子答道。经理又问:“你妈妈在哪里工作?”他回答说:“我妈妈是给人洗衣服的。”    

The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect. The director asked, “Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?” The youth answered, “Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.” The director said, “I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.”    

经理让小伙子伸出双手。小伙子伸出一双洁净光滑的手。经理问:“你以前帮你妈妈洗过衣服吗?”小伙子答道:“从来没有。我妈妈只希望我认真学习,多看书。而且她洗衣服比我洗得快。”经理对他说:“我有个要求。你今天回家后帮你妈妈洗洗手,然后明天早上再回来见我。”    

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid.    

小伙子觉得自己得到这份工作的胜算很大。当天回家后,他很高兴地请求妈妈让他帮她洗手。他妈妈听后百感交集,虽满腹疑惑,但又开心欣慰。她把手伸给儿子。    

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.    

小伙子慢慢地清洗着母亲的双手。他一边洗,一边开始掉眼泪。他第一次发现母亲的双手布满皱褶,而且还有许多瘀伤。有的瘀伤非常疼痛,碰到水的时候母亲禁不住浑身颤抖。    

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.    

这也是小伙子第一次意识到,正是这双手每天帮人洗衣服的手为他支付了学费。为供他上学、取得好成绩并拥有一个远大的前程,母亲手上的块块瘀伤就是她所付出的代价。    

After finishing the cleaning of his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother. That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.    

给母亲洗完手之后,小伙子又悄悄地帮母亲洗完了剩下的衣服。当晚,母子两人彻夜长谈。    

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office. The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, asked: “Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”The youth answered, “I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes.”    

第二天早上,小伙子去了经理的办公室。经理注意到他眼中的泪花,问道:“你能给我讲讲昨天在家做了什么,有什么收获吗?”小伙子回答说:“我帮妈妈洗了手,还洗了所有剩下的衣服。”    

The Director asked, “please tell me your feelings.” The youth said, “Number1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not be the successful me today. Number2, by working together and helping my mother, only now I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done.Number3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.”    

经理又问:“请告诉我你的感受。”小伙子说:“首先,我懂得了什么叫感恩。没有母亲,就没有我今天的成功。其次,通过和母亲一起工作和帮她做事,我现在才明白要想做成一件事有多辛苦。最后,我开始懂得母亲的重要性和价值所在。”   

The director said, “This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.”    

经理说道:“这正是我要找的经理人选。我要招的就是一个懂得感恩、体谅他人做事辛苦、不会把挣钱当做人生首要目标的人。所以,你被录取了​


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One young person,who was well educated, went to apply for a manager in a big company. The director did the final  36 .

He discovered the youth was  37  and felt satisfied. Then the director asked who paid for his school fees. The youth answered, “My mother did it. She worked as clothes  38 . “

The director requested the youth to  39  his hands. So the youth did. They were smooth. The director asked, “Have you ever  40  your mother wash the clothes before?” The youth answered, “Never, my mother always wanted me to  41 .

“Go and clean your mother’s  42  when you go back today, and then  43  me tomorrow morning.”  The director said  44 .

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he  45 requested his mother to let him clean her hands. However, his tears fell  46  he cleaned his mother’s hands. It was the first time he had  47  that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled(布满皱纹的). After that, the youth didn’t say a word and washed all the remaining clothes for his mother  48 . That night, Mother and Son  49  for a very long time,longer than any talk before.

The next  50 , the youth went to the director’s office. The director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, asked: “Please tell me how you  51  about helping your mother.” The youth said, ” Number One, I know now what  52  is. Without my mother, I wouldn’t be successful today. Number Two, by helping my mother, I now realize how  53  it is to get something done. Number Three, I’ve come to realize the  54  of family relationship.

The director said, “You are  55 .This is what I’m looking for to be my manager. ”

36. A. election        B. test            C. interview        D. competition

37. A. strong           B. excellent      C. humorous       D. cute

38. A. maker          B. cleaner       C. mender           D. seller

39. A. wash           B. hide            C. show              D. dry

40. A. found          B. let              C. helped           D. watched

41. A. study             B. ignore        C. work             D. rest

42. A. clothes          B. hands         C. feet                D. shoes

43. A. see                       B. move          C. recognize       D. answer

44. A. on purpose    B. in patience       C. by chance        D. at last

45. A. carefully        B. nervously      C. happily          D. shyly

46. A. after              B. until      C. because        D. as

47. A. believed       B. sensed          C. noticed            D. expected

48. A. quietly           B. sadly               C. excitedly        D. angrily

49. A. thought      B. slept              C. sat               D. talked

50. A. morning         B. noon            C. afternoon       D. evening

51. A. worried      B. felt               C. brought           D. spoke

52. A. courage         B. appreciation     C. success        D. family

53. A. important       B. difficult         C. different      D. impossible

54. A. value        B. secret                 C. type                    D. change

55. A. educated     B. respected       C. trusted        D. hired​

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