美国语文第五册 第208期:考试(04)

发表时间:2018-02-11内容来源:VOA英语学习网

That, sir, is the true philosophy of the case, you may depend upon it.

先生,这就是此事的真正原因,你当然可以相信。

But we will now drop the discussion of these matters;

不过,此刻我们还是别再继续讨论这一话题,

for I am abundantly satisfied that you have not only knowledge enough, but that you can think for yourself.

因为我对你的解释已经相当满意。你不仅具有丰富的知识,更拥有独立思考的能力。

And now, sir, all I wish to know further about you is, whether you can teach others to think, which is half the battle with a teacher.

好了,先生,我希望进一步了解的是,你是否有能力教会他人思考,那是教师职业的另一半基本功。

But as I have had an eye on this point, while attending to the others,

至于如何关注受教育者,我一直对此进行研究,

probably one experiment, which I will ask you to make on one of the boys here, will be all I shall want.

因此,是否我可以要求你能与孩子互动,不妨做次实验证明。

"Proceed, sir," said the other.

“好吧,朋友。”洛克回答。

“Ay, sir,” rejoined Bunker, turning to the open fireplace, in which the burning wood was sending up a column of smoke,

“很好,先生,”邦克接着说,转身走向房间内打开的壁炉,火炉里的燃烧木块冒出一柱浓烟,

there, you see that smoke rising, don't you?

你看见升起的浓烟吗?

Well, you and I know the, reason why smoke goes upward, but my youngest boy does not, I think.

你我两人都清楚烟为什么上升,但我觉得,我的最小的孩子不会明白,

Now take your own way, and see if you can make him understand it.

不妨采用你自己的方式,看看能否让他弄清来龙去脉。

Locke, after a moment's reflection, and a glance round the room for something to serve for apparatus,

沉思片刻,环顾房间四周想找点东西帮助解释,

took from a shelf, where he had espied a number of articles, the smallest of a set of cast-iron cart boxes,

洛克突然瞥见架子上有套工具,那是一套小型铸铁手推车工具套,

as are usually termed the round hollow tubes in which the axletree of a carriage turns.

通常称作的圆形空心管,车轮轮轴可置入进行转动。

Then selecting a tin cup that would just take in the box, and turning into the cup as much water as he judged, with the box, would fill it,

洛克将其取下,再挑选一个锌制杯,锌杯大小恰好可将那件工具套放入,然后小心地将铸铁工具套能装的相同容积的水注入锌制杯内,

he presented them separately to the boy, and said, “There, my lad, tell me which of these is the heavier.”

再拿过铸铁工具套,分别递给孩子后询问,“好了,孩子,请告诉我,哪一个杯子更重?”

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