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Section A Translation the following passage from English into Chinese. (15%)
Both Crosby and Presley were creations of the microphone. It made it possible for people with frail voices not only to be heard beyond the third row but also to caress millions. Crosby was among the first to understand that the microphone made it possible to sing to multitudes by singing to a single person in a small room. Presley cuddled his microphone like a lover. With Crosby the microphone was usually concealed, but Presley brought it out on stage, detached it from its fitting, stroked it, pressed it to his mouth. It was a surrogate for his listener, and he made love to it unashamedly.
The difference between Presley and Crosby, however, reflected generational differences which spoke of changing values in American life. Crosby’s music was soothing; Presley’s was disturbing. It is too easy to be glib about this, to say that Crosby was singing to, first, Depression America and, then, to wartime America, and that his audiences had all the disturbance they could handle in their daily lives without buying more at the record shop and movie theater.
Section B Translate the following passage into English. (15%)
As my daughter is growing up, I find that she is obviously more attached to her daddy than to me. When she has something delicious to eat, she always remembers to keep some for her daddy, but seldom thinks of me. Every time we go out and take photos, she always presses her face on her daddy’s, hugging tightly, leaving me alone aside. Previously when she was asked ‘who is good, daddy or mummy’, her answer is always ‘daddy’. Later, having been taught by my husband, she now turns to answer ‘both are good’. Last September, we moved to a new house and bought two room plants, which we called small trees. Since he thought the function of plants do great good to enhance the air quality inside, my husband bought one more plant home, but I thought it was unnecessary and the china vase containing the tree looked vulgar. The next day after my husband went out for work, my girl went to tell me, ‘mummy, what a nice tree!’ Then I was so surprised by her childish word for her daddy. My husband is so busy for the decoration of the new house that I invited my parents home for help. One day, smiling, my mother said to me, ‘Girl, you will have a tough time in the future.’ In fact, she was worried that my girl will help her daddy to ‘bully’ her girl.