1.Listen to the following dialogue and interpret it as required. After you hear a sentence or a short passage in Chinese, interpret it into English by speaking into the microphone. After you hear a sentence or a short passage in English, interpret it into Chinese. You may take notes while you are listening. You will hear the dialogue only once. Now, let’s begin.
B: Glad to. Actually, so many places in China are worth visiting, and here I will give you some recommendations. Sanya, the most southern city in Hainan Island, has pleasant climate, fresh air, warm sunshine, blue sea, soft sand and delicious seafood. Sunshine, beaches, beautiful reef, charming city and friendly multicultural society, as well as passionate and comfortable humanity environment are irresistible for tourists from all over the world.
B: Old town of Lijiang. It is full of ancient cultural atmosphere. We can get a lot of cultural knowledge. The old town of Lijiang has colorful customs and recreational activities. The Chinese government has listed it as a national historical city, which identifies the status of Lijiang among all Chinese cities.
B: That has to be the Great Wall. The Great Wall is the treasure of Chinese civilization, and it is one of the world’s cultural heritage and the miracle of human beings. The Great Wall reminds us of the greatness of the country. 2000 years ago, Chinese people built it with their flesh and blood. The Great Wall is not only the crystallization of wisdom of the Chinese ancient people, but also a symbol of the China.
B: These are just the tip of iceberg. West Lake in Hangzhou, Jiuzhaigou in Sichuan, Huangshan Mountain in Anhui, the Potala Palace in Tibet . . . all these places are fascinating as well.
B: You are welcome.
2.Interpret the following passage from English into Chinese. You may take notes while you are listening. You will hear the passage only once. Now, let’s begin.
3.Interpret the following passage from Chinese into English. You may take notes while you are listening. You will hear the passage only once. Now, let’s begin.
In September, the four-year-old Prince George of Cambridge started his first day at nursery school. In addition to English, Math and Ballot, Chinese is said to be on his curriculum. And he is not alone. US president Donald Trump’s granddaughter Arabella is also learning Chinese. During her grandfather’s meeting with Chinese President Xi earlier this year, she offered the guests a song-poetry performance in Chinese. She sang the traditional Chinese song Mo Li Hua or Jasmine Flower and recited a part of the classic text San Zi Jing, known as the Three Character Classic. She also recited poems from the Tang Dynasty.
In the past few years, leaning Chinese has become a new craze in the world. A survey commissioned by the British Council found that in the eyes of British parents, Chinese is one of the most useful languages to learn. British Prime Minister Theresa May and her predecessor David Cameron both urged British people to learn Chinese. The BBC is also offering free online lessons. As well as the UK, there is also a fast-growing interest to learn Chinese in the United States and Canada. In Russia, Chinese courses are available in more than 100 universities, and even in some middle schools and primary schools. So far, 67 countries and regions in the world have included Chinese learning into their national curriculum. In many people’s mind, Chinese language is one of the most representative symbols of China. The \