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.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to have the opportunity to address you at the opening of the 7th China International High-tech Expo. In the last two years I have witnessed tremendous advances across China, particularly in hi-tech manufacturing sectors, in science and research.//
Britain is well placed to enable China to develop even faster in these areas. Hi-tech manufacturing industries are global and they are important to us all.//
British companies and research institutions can make a strong contribution to China's success in hi-tech sectors. We're specially interested in such fields as Information and Communications Technology, biotechnology and many more.//
China has more world-class companies and they go out into the international markets. Many of them are attracted to Britain. We now have over 300 Chinese companies operating profitably and successfully in Britain.