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【双语阅读】大学生为什么要打工?

时间:2012-06-22 19:37 作者:泛扬英语 点击: 次
       According to a recent survey, about 25 percent of Chinese college students now hold a part-time or temporary job, compared with nearly none 10 years ago, and this figure increases to 72 percent during summer vacation. College students are working as tutors, salespersons, engineers and doing whatever work they can find.

        Why do they want odd jobs? The primary reason, I think, is money. Feeling the financial pressure as books , movies and buss fares have all gone up in price, there is scarcely a young boy or girl who does not want to earn a little money to help cover the increasingly higher college costs, and at best save enough to go travelling or buy things they have long desired. In this way they hope to be   economically independent and avoid the indignity of having to ask for money again and again. Besides they want to gain some experience in the ways of society. Students growing up from nursery school to college only know about books and have trouble dealing with realities. Working on a part-time basis can provide them with a rare opportunity to know the outside world and prepare them for future career.

        The significance for college students of doing a part-time job means more than money and experience: It will broaden their outlook and exert a profound influence on their personality and life.

        根据近期调查,大约有百分之二十五的中国大学生在打工,暑假时,这个数字上升到百分之七十二,而十年前几乎没有这种现象发生。现在到处可以看到大学生当家教、售货员和工程师,只要工作合适,他们都愿意去做。

       为什么他们会打这种零工?我认为钱是主要原因,现在图书、电影票、汽车票的价格都涨了,感受到通货膨胀压力的大学生无不想赚点钱来补贴越来越高的学费,或至少能存点钱去旅游或买些他们一直想要的东西。他们希望通过这种方式来获得经济上的独立,避免一再伸手要钱这种有损尊严的行为。除此之外,他们还想以此积累一些社会经验。他们从幼儿园一直到大学,接触的都是书本知识。在如何应付现实生活上都存在困难。而打工使他们有了了解外部世界的难得的机会,为他们将来的工作作好准备。

        大学生打工的意义还不仅在于钱和经验。打工使他们开阔了眼界,并对他们的个性培养和今后的生活都具有深远的影响。