More than half a south Korean in their final year or high school recently took the university entrance examination. Many people consider success on this test the first toward a good life. But South Korean students say they feel stressed from the pressure.

最近,在高中的最后一年,超过50万的韩国学生参加了高考,许多人认为这次考试的成功是迈向美好生活的第一步,但韩国学生表示,他们感到压力很大。

South Korean high school students spend years studying for the university entrance examination. People say good scores guarantee entrance to a top university and the possibility of a high-paying job. Some say good test results even improve chances for a good marriage in the future.

韩国高中生为了高考花费了数年的时间。人们说好的分数保证能上一所顶尖大学,并拿到一份高薪工作的可能性。一些人说,良好的考试成绩甚至能提高未来美好婚姻的几率。

The multiple choice test means the student may choose among several possible answers to a question. Some observers say this system does not help the students learn to think for themselves.They also say South Korea is not the only country to use these tests. Professor Kim says this system of learning by memorization produces a lot of stressed students. Recent government study found that South Korean children are the least happy compared to children in 29 other developed countries. Many South Koreans blame educational pressure for this unhappiness.

多重选择测验意味着学生可以在几个可能的答案中选择一个问题。一些观察人士说,这个系统并不能帮助学生们学会独立思考。他们还说,韩国不是唯一使用这些测试的国家。金教授说,这种通过记忆来学习的系统产生了很多有压力的学生。最近的政府研究发现,与其他29个发达国家的孩子相比,韩国孩子最不快乐。许多韩国人将这种不幸福归咎于教育压力。

South Korean President has promised to reform her country's educational system. She urges the system to increase creative thinking and reduce student tension.


韩国总统承诺要改革韩国的教育体制。她敦促该系统增加创造性思维,减少学生的紧张情绪。



Still, getting South Korean parents to ease the pressure on their children might not be so easy. Many South Korean parents say they would like not to put so much pressure on their children. But there is a lot of competition, so it is impossible for parents not to do so. For now , what parents can do is to hope that the pressure brings good results.



让韩国父母减轻对孩子的压力可能不那么容易。许多韩国家长表示,他们希望不要给孩子施加这么大的压力,但有很多竞争,所以父母不可能不这样做。现在家长们能做的就是希望压力能带来好的结果。