The Zero Score Challenge – Part 1

The Zero Score Challenge

A dad is challenging his son to score zero points for him. Will his son succeed in completing this easy feat?

This article will have vocabularies about "classroom things" such as "exam" and "score". The harder term here is 打個賭, which is an expansion of the verb-object 打賭. 打賭 means "to bet" and 打個賭 means "make a bet". The story is quite long for an intermediate student, therefore we made it into two parts.


我以前是个很乖的孩子。但进入中学后,我开始叛逆,变成了一个让老师头痛的孩子:调皮,厌学,爱做白日梦。每天上课的时候,第一个想到的事就是什么时候下课。所以,我的成绩很糟糕,一直拿到「C」。


爸爸终于找我谈话了。我的心情就开始不好了。他对我笑了一笑,然后说:「听说你最近的成绩都是「C」,是吗?」


「对呀,你看,有很多人,虽然没有毕业但还是会成功。满分的成绩也不代表会成功。」


「你这样说,你的意思是分数越低,人越会成功吗?可是你从来也没有考过零分啊,每次都是「C」。」爸爸哈哈笑。我爸爸竟然笑话我没有考过零分?我喝一杯水,低声说:「爸爸希望我考个零分给你看看吗?」


爸爸又笑了:「好啊,我们打个赌吧。你要是考了零分,那么以后我不会打扰你的学业了,可是,如果你没有考到零分,你必须听我的话,按照我的规定去好好学习,怎么样?」


我的爸爸是不是天下最笨的爸爸?


「但是,因为这是「考」,那考卷必须答完,不能留着题目不答。如果那样的话,你就输了,好不好?」我答应:「好。」


(to be continued)



我以前是個很乖的孩子。但進入中學後,我開始叛逆,變成了一個讓老師頭痛的孩子:調皮,厭學,愛做白日夢。每天上課的時候,第一個想到的事就是什麼時候下課。所以,我的成績很糟糕,一直拿到「C」。


爸爸終於找我談話了。我的心情就開始不好了。他對我笑了一笑,然後說:「聽說你最近的成績都是「C」,是嗎?」


「對呀,你看,有很多人,雖然沒有畢業但還是會成功。滿分的成績也不代表會成功。」


「你這樣說,你的意思是分數越低,人越會成功嗎?可是你從來也沒有考過零分啊,每次都是「C」。」爸爸哈哈笑。我爸爸竟然笑話我沒有考過零分?我喝一杯水,低聲說:「爸爸希望我考個零分給你看看嗎?」


爸爸又笑了:「好啊,我們打個賭吧。你要是考了零分,那麼以後我不會打擾你的學業了,可是,如果你沒有考到零分,你必須聽我的話,按照我的規定去好好學習,怎麼樣?」


我的爸爸是不是天下最笨的爸爸?


「但是,因爲這是「考」,那考卷必須答完,不能留著題目不答。如果那樣的話,你就輸了,好不好?」我答應:「好。」


(to be continued)


English translation:

I used to be a very well-behaved child. But after entering middle school, I began to rebel and became a child who is a headache for the teacher: naughty, hate studying, and love to daydream. When I went to class every day, the first thing I thought of is when the class is over. Therefore, my grades were very bad, and I always got a "C".

Dad finally talked to me. My mood was starting to get worse. He smiled at me and said, "I heard that your recent grades are all C, is this true?"

"Yes, you see, there are a lot of people who, although they have not graduated, will still succeed. The score of full marks does not mean success."

"You said like that, you mean that the lower the score, the more successful people will be? But you have never got zero points, it is C every time." Dad laughed. My dad unexpectedly laughed at me because I did not get zero points? I drank a glass of water and whispered, "Dad, do you expect me to give you a zero point for you to see?"

Dad smiled again: "Okay, let's make a bet. If you take a zero score, then I won't bother you with your academic studies again. However, if you don't score zero, you must listen to my words, and study diligently according to my rule, how about it?"

Is my father the most stupid father in the world?

"But, because this is a "test", the exam paper must be answered completely, and you can't leave the question unanswered. If that's the case, you lose, okay?" I promised: "Okay."

(to be continued)


The photo is taken from here.  

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