Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 2 passages in Chinese. After you have heard each sentence or paragraph, interpret it into English. Start interpreting at the signal... and stop it at the signal... You may take notes while you are listening. Remember you will hear the passages only once. Now, let us begin Part B with the first passage.
Now, I'd like to give you a brief introduction to the World Heritage Sites in China. China is a country with an age-old history, a brilliant civilization, and magnificent landscapes.
On this land, China enjoys diverse and beautiful natural and geographical conditions, and landscapes with the varied features of north, east, south and west. Such excellent geographical conditions have produced many natural scenic spots.
The rich and precious cultural and natural heritages left by China' s long history are assets for both the Chinese nation and the rest of the world.
Today, however, these cultural and natural heritages are threatened by the increasing damages mainly caused by their own old age and some by man-made damage, to which we should pay high attention.