Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 2 passages in English. After you have heard each paragraph, interpret it into Chinese. Start interpreting at the signal... and stop it at the singal...
You may take notes while you are listening. Remember you will hear the passages only once. Now let's begin Part A with the first passage.
The whole world has focused its attention on China, an oriental country that still appears mysterious to many people in the west. China is providing the greatest fascination in the 21st century.//
Since the Second World War, countries like Britain and Germany have had major achievements and minor problems, while Southeast Asia has had major problems and minor achievements.//
China, though, is experiencing both major achievements and major problems. I do believe the tough line on population control has been a great contribution to humanity on an international level.//
I'm positive that China will definitely become an economic superpower in the not too distant future and will play an irreplaceable role in promoting economic prosperity in the world.