While any cutoffs are essentially arbitrary, if you score 60 or above, your listening skills are fairly good.

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Lv 7
9 年前
最佳解答

1.cutoffs=>在此意思是”正式的級數標準點”2. arbitrary=>武斷的，任意的，隨性的，=>在此應演申為無客觀標準的全譯：雖然達到各級數的參考點基本上無客觀標準，但如果你得分在60(含)以上，你的聽力是”優良”的。

2012-06-14 15:35:17 補充：

That's why it uses "While" to begin the sentence.Not self-contradictory at all!

2012-06-16 13:20:10 補充：

Sure,your writing is better than the origin one!

參考資料： Geoffrey
• 9 年前

What a self-contradictory statement - if the cutoff is so arbitrary what use 60 (and above) as one for being fairly good?

2012-06-15 03:30:37 補充：

Let me give you a self-contradictory example using "while":

While you are essentially right, you are fairly wrong.

2012-06-15 03:47:17 補充：

in TW:

參考點基本上既然無客觀標準，怎斷定得分在60(含)以上則你的聽力是”優良”的。59則不優良?

2012-06-15 21:29:53 補充：

Of course, the logic problem is embedded in the English version - so I would write as following:

While any cutoffs are essentially arbitrary, if you score around 60, your listening skills are considered good among all testees.