【3月17日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

The Armed Forces Qualification Test score, or AFQT score, rates a prospective service member's arithmetic reasoning, math knowledge and verbal composite, which looks at word knowledge and paragraph comprehension. The General Technical, or GT, composite score is based on word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, arithmetic reasoning and mechanical comprehension.

The Marines and Army require potential troops to have at least a 31 on their AFQT to join, according to recruiting command officials. The Navy raised its requirement to 35 in 2003; the Air Force dropped its minimum score from 40 to 36 in 2004 after defense officials "renormed" the test.

中譯:

美軍資格測驗分數,是用來評量欲入營服役人員的算術推理、數學知識,以及著重字彙知識與短文理解的語文綜合能力。通用技能綜合測驗成績,則是用來評量字彙知識、短文理解、算術推理及機械理解等能力。

新兵徵募指揮部官員表示,陸戰隊與陸軍均要求,有意入營的士兵,要達到美軍資格測驗31分的最低錄取標準。海軍於2003年將錄取門檻提高到35分,空軍則在國防部官員重整測驗後,於2004年將最低錄取標準從40分調降至36分。

-關鍵軍語-

※Marines:

Naval infantry, specializing in the support of naval and army operations at sea and on land and air, as well as the execution of their own operations.

※recruiting:

Conducting the process of requesting people to join a military voluntarily.

例句:

Recruiting young men and women from military families has succeeded in attracting applicants.

對軍眷男女青年進行招募的作法,已成功吸引報名人潮。