Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic: MyView on the Long Holidays. You should write at least120 words following the outline given in Chinesebelow:
The further development of economy in Chinahas brought the more entertainment and leisure topeoples life. A case in point is the long holiday suchas the National Day, in which people can spend oneweek or so enjoying themselves in different ways, especially going shopping and traveling. It has beenagreed that the long holiday may bring much morebenefit to both the customer and the businessmen.
On the other hand, however, the long holiday also brings much expectable problems to thesociety. First, too many visitors in the long holidays have caused the strain in traffic. Second, the visitors like to go to the well-known interesting places, which may lead to the seriousdamage to the nature and the scene.
In my view, people need such long holidays, and what really matters is how to guide peoplein their entertainment. For example, it is advisable that people try to avoid going shopping ortraveling in the rush days. Anyway, the long holiday is a good idea of satisfying both the peopleand the merchants.
A Letter of Inquiry
Dear Han Dong,
I am a sophomore and Im taking the CET-4 forthe second time. It has cost lots of money and timeto prepare for the exam. Meanwhile, my schedule isgetting tighter, for I have to take much more classesthan before. So I really want to make things workthis time. Thats why Im writing to you for help.
My biggest headache is the listening part, whose proportion becomes even more after theCET exam reform. Moreover, my vocabulary is poor, too. Im wondering if there is any short-cut to memorize words more quickly in shorter time. I also want to know in what degree a CETtraining class can help. Finally, I need you recommend some better books to me.
Im gratefully looking forward to your reply.
Protecting the Intangible Cultural Heritages
Like tangible cultural heritages such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, intangible cultural heritages like Peking Opera and Confucius-commemorating rituals are equally crucial. We should make our utmost efforts to preserve intangible heritages because, without their physical form of existence, they are in greater risk of extinction.
According to UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage(2003), all forms of social customs and habits, folklore, performing arts, rituals, oral traditions, festivals, traditional crafts and various knowledge and practices about nature and universe can be classified as intangible cultural heritages. As a country consisting of a great diversity of ethnic groups and with time-honored history and civilization, China abounds in intangible cultural heritages. Cultural heritages connect modern people with the historical past, allowing them to acquire a cultural and historical identity. Without cultural heritages, we would be rendered absolutely rootless and we would find it hard to cope with challenges at present and in the future.
However, the modernization process poses mounting threats to intangible heritages. Many people have a blind faith in the latest electronic devices. It is also pathetic to see elderly people in possession of such legacies pass away without transmitting them to the younger generation. Faced with those challenges, we should both preserve and renovate our ancestral heritages so that we can help contribute to the cultural diversity of the world and return to our spiritual homeland in this age of impersonal science and technology.