2018中国高考开考 China's national college entrance examination starts - China Plus

2018中国高考开考 China's national college entrance examination starts

Gao Huiying China Plus/Xinhua Published: 2018-06-07 14:50:26
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Gaokao(高考) is the national college entrance exam in China which started(始于) in 1952. In 2018, about 9.75 million students have registered(登记) for the national college entrance examination, which takes place from June 7 to 8.

2018中国高考开考 China's national college entrance examination starts

A double-decker carrying(搭载) students(学生) for this year's Gaokao leaves(离开) the gate of Maotanchang Middle School and makes its way through(穿过) thousands of parents(父母) and family members(家庭成员) in Lu'an(六安), east China's Anhui Province on June 5, 2018. Students from the school(学校) are traveling to a location(地点) 50 kilometers away to sit the Gaokao scheduled for June 7 and 8.

2018中国高考开考 China's national college entrance examination starts

Students take pictures(拍照) of the crowd(人群) outside the bus as they leave their Maotanchang Middle School for this year's Gaokao scheduled for June 7 and 8. [Photo: IC]

2018中国高考开考 China's national college entrance examination starts

A man expresses(表达) his wishes(愿望) to students with a couplet that says "may you be admitted by your dream university(金榜题名)" as parents and family members see off students for this year's Gaokao in Lu'an, Anhui Province on June 5, 2018. [Photo: IC]

2018中国高考开考 China's national college entrance examination starts

Parents and family members wait for(等待) the bus carrying Gaokao students to leave the school gate in Lu'an, Anhui Province on June 5, 2018. [Photo: IC]

2018中国高考开考 China's national college entrance examination starts

An examinee waves(挥手) to his family at the exam venue(考点) at Beijing No. 4 High School in Beijing, capital of China, June 7, 2018. 

2018中国高考开考 China's national college entrance examination starts

Examinees enter(进入) the exam venue at Beijing No. 4 High School in Beijing, capital of China, June 7, 2018. 

2018中国高考开考 China's national college entrance examination starts

Examinees take a selfie with their family before the national college entrance examination outside an exam venue in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province, June 7, 2018.

词汇 Words:

[shǐ yú] 始于 start
[dēng jì] 登记 register
[dā zǎi] 搭载 carry
[lí kāi] 离开 leave
[chuān guò] 穿过 through
[biǎo dá] 表达 express
[děng dài] 等待 wait for
[xué xiào] 学校 school
[dì diǎn] 地点 location
[rén qún] 人群 crowd
[yuàn wàng] 愿望 wish

重点词汇 Key word:

开 <动词 v.> 

  • Begin; start
    E.g. Huì shénme shíhou kāi?
    会什么时候开?
    When will the meeting begin?

  • Open
    E.g. Mén kāi zhe。
    门开着。
    The door is open.

  • Turn on; switch on
    E.g. Diànshì kāi zhe。
    电视开着。
    The TV is on.

  • (Of vehicles, etc.) depart; move; start
    E.g. Bānchē shénme shíhou kāi ?
    班车什么时候开?
    When does the bus leave?

  • Open out
    E.g. Huā kāi le。
    花开了。
    The flower bloomed.

  • Come loose
    E.g. Lǐngdài kāi le。
    领带开了。
    The tie has come loose.

  • Set up; run
    E.g. Běn diàn míngtiān kāiyè。
    本店明天开业。
    The store will open for business tomorrow.

  • Write out; make a list of
    E.g. Qǐng gěi wǒ kāi zhāng fāpiào。
    请给我开张发票。
    Please write out an invoice for me.

  • Boil
    E.g. Bǎ shuǐ shāo kāi。
    把水烧开。
    Bring the water to the boil.

  • Fire (an employee); kick out
    E.g. Tā bèi kāichú le。
    他被开除了。
    He was fired.

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