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.
Being a common language of humanity, sport is an important factor in the promotion of peace and development. Ever since ancient times, sport has transcended differences in race, color and culture.
Sport has given expression to humanity's aspirations for and pursuit of a peaceful and better world, as evidenced in the Olympic spirit that came into being more than 2,000 years ago.
Sport and physical education are activities undertaken in humanity's ceaseless pursuit of the Olympic ideal.
Sport not only builds one's physique, but also teaches communication, cooperation, respect for others. It is also an important medium for strengthening the ties among different civilizations and values.