CATTI英语笔译实务(3级)2017年5月考试真题与答案




Section 1: English-Chinese Translation (50 points)

All Luciano Faggiano wanted when he purchased the seemingly unremarkable building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi, was to open a restaurant. The only problem was the toilet. Sewage kept backing up. So Mr. Faggiano enlisted his two older sons to help him dig a trench and investigate. He predicted the job would take about a week. “We found underground corridors and other rooms, so we kept digging,” said Mr. Faggiano, 60. His search for a sewage pipe, which began in 2000, became one family’s tale of discovery.

Lecce was once a critical crossroads in the Mediterranean. Severo Martini, a member of the City Council, said archaeological relics turn up on a regular basis — and can present a headache for urban planning. A project to build a shopping mall had to be redesigned after the discovery of an ancient Roman temple beneath the site of a planned parking lot.

One week quickly passed, as father and sons discovered a tomb of the Messapians, who lived in the region centuries before the birth of Jesus. Soon, the family discovered a chamber used to store grain by the ancient Romans.

If this history only later became clear, what was immediately obvious was that finding the pipe would be a much bigger project than Mr. Faggiano had anticipated. He did not initially tell his wife about the extent of the work. He tied a rope around the chest of his youngest son, Davide, then 12, and lowered him to dig in small, darkened openings. “I made sure to tell him not to tell his mama,” he said. His wife, , soon became suspicious. “We had all these dirty clothes, every day,” she said. “I didn’t understand what was going on.

After watching the Faggiano men haul away debris in the back seat of the family car, neighbors also became suspicious and notified the authorities. Investigators arrived and shut down the excavations, warning Mr. Faggiano against operating an unapproved archaeological work site. Mr. Faggiano responded that he was just looking for a sewage pipe.

A year passed. Finally, Mr. Faggiano was allowed to resume his pursuit of the sewage pipe on condition that heritage officials observed the work. An underground treasure house emerged, as the family uncovered ancient vases, Roman devotional bottles, an ancient ring with Christian symbols, medieval artifacts, hidden frescoes and more. Today, the building is Museum Faggiano, an independent archaeological museum authorized by the Lecce government.

Mr. Faggiano is now satisfied with his museum, but he has not forgotten about the restaurant. A few years into his excavation, he finally found his sewage pipe. It was, indeed, broken. He has since bought another building and is again planning for a restaurant, assuming it does not need any renovations. “I still want it,” he said of the restaurant. “I’m very stubborn.”(真题出自 https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/world/europe/centuries-of-italian-history-are-unearthed-in-quest-to-fix-toilet.html mtizt.com注)

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Section2: Chinese-English Translation (50 points)

本研究院成立于1968年2月20日。隶属中国航天科技集团公司。经过40年的发展,已成为中国主要的空间技术及产品研制基地,是中国空间事业最具实力的骨干力量。主要从事空间技术开发,航天器研制,空间领域对外技术交流和合作,航天技术应用等服务。还参与制定国家空间技术发展规划,研究有关探索、开发、利用外层空间的技术途径,承接用户需求的各类航天器和地面应用设备的研制业务并提供相应的服务。

本研究院下设研究机构,卫星制造厂等,拥有一家上市公司和多家全资子公司,建立了多个国家重点实验室和一家以研究生培养,员工培训,客户培训为中心任务的学院,形成了七个产业基地,拥有空间飞行器总体设计,分系统研制生产,卫星总装测试,环境试验,地面设备制造及卫星应用,服务保障等配套完整的研制生产体系。本研究院拥有员工一万余人,其中包括8名两院院士,12名国家级突出贡献专家和1700多名高级专业技术人才。本研究院已与10多个国家和地区的宇航公司及空间研究机构建立了广泛联系。(原文出自 http://www.cast.cn/Item/list.asp?id=1239 mtizt.com注)

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