2.4 CNN Interview with Jet Li
It’s a very special part and a very special movie. I think it’s one of the most important action films in my life.
Usually action films have a formula: A child whose parents have been murdered by bad guys tries hard to learn martial arts and he grows up into an outstanding Kongfu master. He takes revenge and kills the bad buys. But “Hero” has a much broader them.
No, it’s totally different. I think Ang Lee is a very very talented director. He uses martial arts to talk about love, you know. But Zhang Yimou tries to tell about Chinese culture, Chinese thinking and their inspirations about the world.
I think the most important thing is that when I was young, I learnt martial arts. That is my special key. I can use my unique martial arts skills in the film. I have been thinking about doing something different, like using martial arts to talk about peace and to achieve peace.
That’s right, because Chinese culture is not just martial arts. That’s on ly the physical part. It’s not true that the Chinese people are all Kongfu masters and can just beat up people; and that they have no brains, no thoughts. As a matter of fact, we have a deep, strong and sophisticated philosophy. I feel I have the responsibility to share this information with the worldwide audience.
3.3 Steve Forbes on Forbes
3.4 Introduction to An Arts And Crafts Company
Distinguished guests, dear friends:
I feel honored to have this opportunity to introduce our company to you through the platform provided by this conference.
Founded 15 years ago, we are a company specializing in the design, manufacture and sales of handicrafts. Fifteen years ago our staff numbered 50; now the figure is 1,700. Fifteen years ago we rented a facility covering a floor space of 4,500 square meters; now our own facility covers a floor space of 24,000 square meters. These figures speak loudly and clearly of our success.
Our leading products are various architectural models, including exotic European cathedrals, the Empire State Building, the White House, and the Pentagon in the U.S., along with cartoon animal toys and Christmas gifts with a variety of designs. Our designs have become trend setters in the industry.
Today, our products are sold worldwide in more than twenty countries including Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, America, the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Germany. They are well received by both local importers and customers. For fifteen years, our output value has maintained an annual growth rate of 30%.
4.4 Preserve Core Values of the Lunar New Year
To people of Chinese descent around the world, the Lunar New Year (also called Spring Festival) is undoubtedly the most important festival of the year. **Dating back 3,000 years, it celebrates the passing of a peaceful year and welcomes the new one.
The reunion dinner, eaten on New Year’s Eve, is de rigueur, with members of the extended family gathering for the most significant meal of the year. Even the absent members will endeavor to return home in time for it. It underscores the supreme importance of the family in Chinese culture, and aims at strengthening the sense of togetherness and cohesion.
The way people celebrate the New Year embodies two important core values. *The first value is the sense of family togetherness; members of multi-generation families are all there to have a big reunion dinner. Everyone will follow this custom. The female members are usually held responsible for preparing the dinner, and some rich families may take on extra hands. *The second value lies in the happy visits mutually made between friends and relatives, a good way to strengthen kinship and friendship.
However, economic development has resulted in some changes in lifestyles. After a busy year, people are tired of preparing for the reunion dinner, and would rather hold it in posh restaurants, despite the exorbitant costs. The festival door-to-door visits have given way to New Year greetings via telephone or text messages. Some families go away for a trip or even go to such extreme as to seek temporary refuge in a hotel so as to avoid being visited.
Some tradition-minded people regard the reunion dinner and visits to relatives and close friends during the New Year as where core values are embodied, without which the holiday would lose much of its significance. Some pessimists contend that, as the popularity of western culture grows; Chinese traditional festivals will gradually lose their original meaning and degenerate into commercial festivals like Christmas.
The Spring Festival is an important part of the Chinese cultural heritage, and it will continue to be celebrated. The modes of celebration may change, but the core value should be sustained: that of respect for kinship and friendship.
5.3 Premier Wen’s Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 15th General Assembly Session of the World Tourism Organization Mr. Francesco Frangialli, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, Ms. Louise Frechette, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations,
All Delegates, ladies and gentlemen,
At this October time when Beijing is offering us its charming autumn scenery in the fresh air and clearest weather, the 15th General Assembly Session of the World Tourism Organization is officially opened here. On behalf of the Chinese government, I would like to extend our sincere welcome to all the guests here and to express our warm congratulations on the convening of this session.
Tourism is a nice and pleasant activity that combines sightseeing, recreation and health care. Tourism has been developing all along with the progress of the times. Since the middle of the 20th century, modern tourism has been growing at a fast pace around the world. The number of tourists has ever been on the rise, the scale of the tourism industry has been in constant expansion, and the position of tourism in the economy has clearly risen. Tourism serves gradually as an important bridge of cultural exchange, friendship and further exchanges, and exerts more and more extensive influence on the human life and social progress among various countries.
As a country with a civilization with a long history, China is also a big oriental country full of modern vitality, not to mention its unique, rich and varied tourism resources. Besides the picturesque natural scenery, profound history and extensive culture, China embodies the different folk customs of 56 nationalities. Currently, there are 29 places that have been listed as World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites. Thanks to the further push by the opening up and reform, China’s modern construction is surging ahead, and the cities and the country are experiencing daily changes. The ancient glory of China and its modern boom add radiance and charm to each other, joining to create most favorable conditions for developing our domestic and international tourism.
The first 20 years of the 21 century represent an important strategic period for China to achieve the all-round construction of a well-off society and to speed up its socialist modernization. It also provides a favorable time for the further development of China’s tourism industry. We shall promote tourism as an important industry in China’s national economy, properly protect and utilize our tourism resources and try to achieve sustainable tourism development. The Chinese government welcomes all international friends to visit China. We shall do our best to protect their health and safety; and at the same time encourages more Chinese people to go abroad for visits. We are ready to develop extensive cooperation with other counties and contribute to global tourism growth.
For many years, the World Tourism Organization has made active and effective
efforts for the promotion of tourism prosperity and development around the globe. The World Tourism Organization has become a specialized agency of the United Nations. We would like to offer our sincere congratulations. We believe this WTO General Assembly session will give a major push to the further prosperity and development of tourism in the world.
Finally, I wish the 15th General Assembly Session of the World Tourism Organization every success. Thank you.
8.1 A Toast at Reception by Mayor
Honored leaders, Distinguished guests, Ladies & Gentlemen,
Thank you very much for your kind attending this reception hosted by the People's Government of Municipality.
Today, the 2.6 million People, with open arms and the grandest ceremony, extend welcome to all friends attending the 2nd China International Stone Fair. At this moment, we are so glad to make new friends and so happy to meet again the old ones, just as the old Chinese saying goes, “How happy we are, to meet friends from afar”!
I, hereby, on behalf of the Peoples' Government of Municipality, hail warm welcome to all those present!
During the past several years, aiming to develop faster, driven by deepening reform and more opening to the outside world, our city has been receiving the industrial transfer from the developed countries and regions, and greatly promoting the private economy. As a result, our city has developed its economy and social undertakings in harmony. The GDP of our city increased by 13.1% over the previous year, the total fixed asset investment of the whole society by 42.1%, total value of foreign export by 37.3%, foreign investment in actual use by 60%, and local financial revenue of general budget by 30.7%. Contracted investment projects and those
under construction have reached a value of over 38 billion (RMB) Yuan. High efficient and upright government system has come into being. Great progress has been achieved in social and cultural undertakings.
Distinguished guests, dear friends!
At present, our city is now quickening its pace in building itself a leading municipality economically. It needs support and concern as always from our friends at home and abroad. Let’s join hand in hand to create and usher in the much brighter future together!
Now may I propose a toast？
To the grand opening of the 2nd China International Stone Fair! To the prosperity of the stone industry of our city and that of the whole world! To our happy cooperation today and our everlasting friendly exchanges! And, to the excellent health, successful business and good luck of all those present and their families! 9.3 Multivariate Family Planning Policy in China
It has been over two decades since China adopted the Family Planning Policy. However, there still exist misunderstandings about this policy. People mistakenly think that China’s Family Planning Policy equals the One Child Policy, which allows one couple to have only one child. Their impression is that this policy is implemented more strictly in urban areas: in cities where people are better off, one couple can have only one child, while in the poor rural areas, one couple can have two or three children. Furthermore, they think that the One Child Policy is the cause of gender imbalance. I will now clarify these misunderstandings.
As a matter of fact, the policy adopted in the early 1980s is a multivariate policy called the Family Planning Policy, or the fertility policy. Its multivariate nature can be proved by two facts.
First, the total fertility rate in China now stands at 1.8, which means there is more than one child per family in most areas. For example, there is generally only one child in a family in urban areas, but two in rural areas, and three in ethnic minority areas. In some areas, like Tibet, there are no restrictions at all on the number of children a family can have. We can tell from this fact that China’s Family Planning Policy varies in accordance with the economic and social development level of different areas.
Secondly, China is seeing an unbalanced sex ratio at birth at the moment. The sex ration at birth refers to the number of boys born per 100 girls born. This is not the same concept as the sex ratio of the total population.
The unbalance is not entirely the result of the Family Planning Policy. I would like to cite two interesting examples. My first example is the Republic of Korea. In 1988, the sex ratio at birth in the ROK was 114, and the ratio now in China is 117. I believe there was no family planning policy in the ROK. My second example is Singapore, whose sex ration at birth in 1984 was 109. Why is it a common problem in Asia? There are two main reasons. The first reason is the influence of traditional culture and ideology, that is, a preference for sons, which poses a great problem for the sex ratio at birth. Second, China’s unbalanced birth ratio is attributable to the
poor social security system in rural areas.
The Chinese government has launched a nationwide Girl Care Project to hamper the rising sex ratio at birth. This project aims to educate the general public to abandon their traditional preference for male children and to advocate female children’s status and rights. Sec ondly, the Chinese government is also making an effort to establish and improve the social security system, particularly in rural areas.
Thirdly, the phenomenon of allowing one child for urban families and two to three children for families in poor areas called as reverse selection of population quality. I have two points to make in this regard. The policy in rural areas is made in accordance with the economic situation there. The social security system is being gradually improved in rural areas. If a stringent One Child Policy is to be introduced in this process, the household insurance coverage is likely to be reduced for rural families. Therefore, the number of children allowed in rural families is dependent on the economic situation.
2.2 Why do we have eyebrows? Those tiny, little hairs above our eyes that many women either pluck, paint, pierce or tattoo play a very important role in keeping moisture out of our eyes. Just like an umbrella keeps our bodies dry from the rain, our hairy eyebrows keep our eyes dry from rain or sweat. When it's pouring rain outside or when sweat drips down from our foreheads, our eyebrows divert the flow of water or sweat away from our eyes. Our arch-shaped eyebrows angle the rain or sweat around to the side of our faces--leaving our eyes fairly dry. By catching the water or sweat, our eyebrows not only allow us to see more clearly, but also keep salty sweat from burning or irritating our eyes. Eyebrows have other roles also. As one of our most expressive facial features, eyebrows help us determine how people are feeling without ever really asking them. If a person's eyebrows are frowning, chances are they are mad or upset. In addition, eyebrows have an increasing impact on our beauty or fashion culture over the years. Thick, hairy and big eyebrows tend to be characterized as unattractive while thin and plucked eyebrows are said to be more attractive. 3.1Hotels in China Hotels in China are classified into first class, second class and third class based on their star-rating. Five-star and most four-star hotels are in the first class. Guest rooms in first class hotels all have fully-fitted bathrooms, refrigerators, telephones and satellite TV. They have fully adjustable climate control through central air-conditioning facilities. Other ancillary facilities provided by these hotels include such things as business centres, conference facilities, beauty parlours, saunas, foreign exchange, bowling centers, disco-ballrooms, swimming pools, gymnasiums, restaurants, cafes, shopping centers and bars which are open 24 hours a day. The second class generally includes three-star hotels and some two-star ones. Guest room facilities and services are not up to the standard of those in first class hotels. Tour groups normally prefer to stay in second class hotels. Third class hotels are much like motels in Western counties in terms of facilities and services. Hardware facilities in such hotels are of course inferior to those provided by second class hotels, but they offer prices 50% or more below those of second class hotels. As a result, they are popular with many tourists. 5.1 What makes a good conversation? Recently, a friend phoned me. She’s one of those people who could talk under wet cement. I've discovered that I can even put the phone down and attend to something in another room while she's talking and she doesn’t even notice. A second friend phoned me that night. I was very tired, but I soon forgot my weariness as we animatedly shared our opinions, beliefs and personal experiences. Time flew, and as I went to bed very late that night, I thought, “Now, that was a really good conversation!” It occurred to me that it might be an interesting topic to research for my speech tonight. So I asked some of my friends what they thought made a good conversation. They had different suggestions, but all agreed on three main points: mutual interest, give and take, trust. Let's look at the first one: mutual interest. A conversation has to be of interest to all concerned. As one friend suggested, a good conversation is when two or more people voluntarily explore the topic. But how can we be sure that we are not boring others? We need to be sensitive to the cues
1.3 US Vice President's Speech at Fudan University 美国副总统在复旦大学的演讲开场白 Thank you very much, Mr. Mayor. I appreciate your kind words of introduction. And we're delighted to be here today. My wife and I are privileged to have the opportunity once again to travel in China. // We are grateful for the welcome we have received, especially for the kind of reception here at Fudan University. We thank you for the honor, and we bring you good wishes from President George W. Bush and the people of the United States.// 非常感谢您，市长先生。谢谢您做介绍时的友好言辞。今天我们很高兴来到这里。我夫人与我为有这次机会再次来到中国访问感到荣幸。感谢贵国对我们的欢迎，特别感谢复旦大学的热情接待。我们为此感到不胜荣幸，谢谢你们。我们此行带来了布什总统和美国人民的良好祝愿。 I know that many of you will soon graduate from this great university. I am told the standards are extremely demanding here, and a degree from Fudan University signifies years of hard work and discipline. I congratulate each one of you on your achievement, and I commend your teachers for upholding the tradition of excellence that marks the 99-year history of Fudan University.
Unit1 P8 1.我们认为你方的格力空调在这里会很畅销，希望很快收到你们的样品。 2．贵方若能报优惠价并保证收到订单后四周内交货，我方将定期订购。 3.如能报到岸价，折扣以及发货日期等详细情况，将不胜感激。 4.随函附上我方最新的产品目录及CIF 纽约报价单。 5.关于贵方9月29日的询价信，我方就如下产品报价，以我方最后确认为准。 6. 此盘5天内不接受就作撤销论。 7. 很遗憾，我们的价格和你方还盘之间差距太大，所以恐怕我方不能接受你方还盘。 8. 考虑到我们长期以来的贸易关系和友好合作，我方建议你方能接受保兑，不可撤销即期信用证。 9. 石油价格将在未来一段时间内继续下降。 10. 我们还想指出我们主要以承兑交单方式结账。 Unit1 P9 1.（我们正打算订购）We are thinking of placing an order for your Flying Pigeon Brand bicycles. We would be very grateful if you could make us an offer for 200 ones with details. 2. （上述询价已于）The above inquiry was forwarded to you on Oct. 10, but we haven’t received your reply yet. Your early offer will be highly appreciated. 3. （我方的冷冻食品）Our frozen foods have been shipped to many countries where they are received favorably. It would be to your advantage to try out a shipment. 4. （很抱歉，贵方）We are sorry to say that the goods required by you are out of stock for the time being. Therefore we are unable to make you an offer at present. 5. （我方于两个月前）We sent you our Quotation No. 44 two months ago, but we haven’t received any news from you. It would be advisable if you could make an early decision on this matter. 6. （所有报盘都以）All quotations, except firm offers, are subject to our final confirmation. Unless otherwise stated or agreed upon, all prices are without any discount. 7.（许多外国电讯）Many foreign telecommunications companies wish to come into the Chinese market such as AT &T, etc. the competition is very keen. I understand some companies are lowering their prices and offering technical assistance and after-sale services. 8.（很高兴我们）I’m glad that we have settled the price. 9. （我们至多只能再减）The best we can do will be a reduction of another 30 pounds. That’ll be definitely rock-bottom. 10. （我们正在仔细研究）We’re now studying your offer carefully, so we hope that you can keep it open till the end of this month. Unit1 P10 1、我们的还盘与国际市场上的价格一致。如果你们接受，我们将说服客户向你们订货。如果你方不能做进一步的让步，我们就没有必要再谈下去了。我们不妨取消整个交易。顺便说一下，在考虑你方的新报价时，请考虑到我们的佣金问题。 2、我们的报价以合理利润为基础，不是漫天要价。你必须考虑到质量问题。这一行的每个人都知道三星产品质量上乘。如果我们不是朋友，我们愿意以这个价格为你们好。 Unit1 P11
中国致力于发展中欧富有活力和长期稳定的经贸合作关系，并期待欧盟成为中国最大贸易与投资伙伴：——发挥经贸混委会机制作用，加强经贸监管政策对话；适时考虑更新《中欧贸易与经济合作协定》；运用WTO规则，妥善解决不合理限制及技术性壁垒，放宽高技术出口限制，发挥技贸合作的巨大潜力；尽早给予中国“完全市场经济地位”，减少并消除对华反倾销及有关歧视性政策和做法，慎用“特保措施”；合理补偿因欧盟扩大对中方经贸利益的减损。——加强中欧在世界贸易组织新一轮谈判中的协调与合作，共同推动谈判获得成功。——加强投资对话，推动建立双边投资促进机构，积极引导双方企业相互投资，扩大中小企业合作；开展加工贸易、承包工程和各种劳务合作，鼓励跨国经营和国际化生产。——欢迎欧盟增加对华发展援助，特别是在环保、扶贫、卫生保健、教育等领域的援助。同时也欢迎在加强人力资源培训、尤其是对中国中西部的人员培训、中国参与多边贸易体制的能力建设等方面发挥作用。——加强在质量监督检验检疫领域的合作，建立磋商机制，在维护安全、卫生、健康、环保的原则下，及时解决影响双方产品市场准入的问题。——加强海关合作，适时签署中欧海关协定。（二）金融合作建立健全中欧金融高层对话机制，扩大中欧央行间的政策交流，深化在防范金融危机、反恐融资和反洗钱方面的合作。中方欢迎欧盟成员国银行拓展对华业务，希望妥善解决中国金融机构在欧盟的市场准入问题。中方将依照保险法规及入世承诺，积极审核欧盟成员国保险机构来华营业申请，完善监管法规体系。加强证券立法、市场监管、投资运作合作，鼓励更多的欧盟成员国证券经营机构、基金管理机构以及其他机构投资者进入中国市场，也鼓励中国证券经营机构在条件成熟时进入欧盟证券市场，同时积极支持中国企业进入欧盟证券市场融资。 China is committed to developing dynamic, long-term and stable economic cooperation and trade with the EU and expects the latter to become China's largest trading and investment partner. -- Give play to the mechanism of the economic and trade joint committee and step up economic and trade regulatory policy dialogue; give attention to updating the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement Between China and the European Union at an appropriate time; properly address irrational restrictions and technical barriers, ease restrictions on high-tech exports and tap the enormous potential of technological cooperation and trade in line with the WTO rules; grant China a full market economy status at an early date, reduce and abolish anti-dumping and other discriminatory policies and practices against China, and apply the Transitional Product-Specific Safeguard Mechanism (TPSSM) prudently; and compensate the Chinese side for its economic and trade losses which may arise due to the EU enlargement. -- Boost China-EU coordination and cooperation in the new round of WTO negotiations and work together for the success of the negotiations. -- Strengthen dialogue on investment, promote the establishment of bilateral investment-promotion institutions, energetically encourage and guide mutual investments between enterprises of the two sides, and expand cooperation between their small- and medium-sized enterprises; develop processing trade,
Lesson 1 美国副总统复旦演讲 韩市长，非常感谢您！谢谢您做介绍时的友好言辞。今天我们很高兴来到这里。我和我夫人为有这次机会再次来到中国访问感到荣幸。感谢贵国对我们的欢迎，特别感谢复旦大学的热情接待。我们为此感到不胜荣幸，谢谢你们！我们此行带来了布什总统和美国人民的良好祝愿。 我知道在座的许多人很快就要从这所优秀的大学毕业。我听说贵校有极为严格的标准，得到复旦大学的学位代表着多年的刻苦攻读和自我约束。我祝贺在座各位学业有成。对各位老师坚持复旦大学99年追求卓越的传统我深表钦佩。 Speech by Wang Guangya at Princeton University Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening. I am honored to be invited to your seminar tonight. For me, for my colleagues and for many other Chinese, Princeton has long been a familiar name. With a history longer than the country, it has produced many outstanding people, Woodrow Wilson, the 28th US president, Albert Einstein, the great scientist, and T. S. Eliot, the famous poet, to name but a few. As former president Bill Clinton said in 1996 at the celebrations for the 250th anniversary of Princeton,“At every pivotal moment in American history, Princeton, its leadership, faculty and its students have played a crucial role.” ; I am more pleased to learn that all of you have a keen interest in China. Though our two countries are geographically far apart, we have a great deal in common in the everyday life. While many Chinese enjoy Hollywood movies and McDonald’s fast food, many Americans find that their clothes and daily necessities are made in China. I hope that today’s sem inar will help you gain a better understanding of China and its foreign policy, thus deepening further our friendship and cooperation. 新工厂落成典礼上的讲话 各位尊敬的来宾，女士们，先生们：下午好！ 欢迎大家前来参加我们公司在中国的首家新厂房的落成典礼！感谢各位拨冗光临，与我们共同庆祝这一盛大的活动！ 我谨代表公司对今天来参加典礼的各位供应商、客户嘉宾、各位员工和业务伙伴说声“谢谢！” ` 公司管理层深深为我们的新工厂感到骄傲，我们能干的员工感到骄傲，他们发展了工厂的业务，使之达到国际水平。 新厂房标志着公司对中国业务的重视和承诺。 各位供应商，我们希望与你们携手共进，使我们的业务更上一层楼。 各位经销商，我们将继续向你们提供尖端的高质量产品，以协助你们做好客户支持，改善中国和东南亚许许多多人士的生活。 各位邻居和朋友，我们将成为良好的企业公民，与各位同行一起维护在中国开展业务的规范性。 最后，我们承诺给员工们提供一个安全、舒适的工作环境。 再次感谢各位与我们共同庆祝今天的典礼！ Lesson 2
口译教程答案雷天放版 口译教程答案(雷天放主编) Lesson 2 2(3 Yo-Yo Ma 今天将与我们见面的是我们这个时代最伟大的大提琴家-马友友。作 为大提琴演奏家，马友友的职业生涯已经横跨了20多个年头，期间 他发布了50多张专辑。他的音乐获得过许多奖项，其中包括令人叹 服的14项格莱美大奖。他也曾经在许多重要的场合演奏，如格莱美 的颁奖仪式和奥运会的庆典活动。 马友友是出生在法国的华裔，父母都是音乐家，母亲是歌唱家，父亲 是作曲家。第一次正式登台演出的时候，马友友只有5岁。随后他随 家人迁居到了美国。4年后，年仅9岁的马友友就在纽约极具声望的 卡耐基音乐大厅登台演出了。后来马友友进入朱莉亚音乐学院学习提 琴演奏。从那儿他转入哈佛大学，并获得人类学学位。他在哈佛的求 学经历以及多元的文化背景都造就了今天的马友友。 而今，马友友仍在继续他的音乐之路，并且积极地与来自世界各地的 各种流派的音乐家合作。他的音乐灵感受到人和大自然的激发。在马 友友看来，大提琴是他声带的延伸。他演奏时最重要的一点就是全时 全情地投入，并且努力将音乐的内容传递给现场观众。 2(4 CNN interview with Jet Li CNN 记者:祝贺《英雄》所取得的成功。请问您在《英雄》里扮演的 角色是否与你通常演的角色很相似呢, JL: It is a very special part and a very special movie. I think
it’s one of the most important action movies in my life. CNN 记者:为什么你会这样说呢,你演过近30部电影，而《英雄》 是如何与其他影片不同的呢, JL: Usually action films have a formula: a child whose parents have been murdered by the bad guys tries hard to learn martial arts and he grows up into an outstanding Kongfu master. He takes revenge and kills the bad guys. But “Hero” has a much broader theme. CNN 记者:就比如很像《卧虎藏龙》, JL: No, it’s totally different. I think Ang Lee is a very talented director. He uses martial arts to talk about love and girls, you know… But Zhang Yimou tries to tell about Chinese culture, Chinese thinking and their hopes through martial arts. CNN 记者:含义的确很深。我们知道您的处女作是1979年拍摄的〈少 林寺〉，那时你还是个十几岁的少年。影片在亚洲引起了轰动，并且 还加拍了两部续集。我想问的是，您是如何从一位武术冠军成为一名 好莱坞的动作明星的, JL: I think the most important thing is that when I was young, I learnt martial arts, that is my special key. I can use my unique martial arts skills in the film. But after a few years, I really want to do something different…
2.4 CNN Interview with Jet Li 祝贺《英雄》取得了成功。请问您在《英雄》中扮演的角色是否与你通常演的角色很相似呢？ It’s a very special part and a very special movie. I think it’s one of the most important action films in my life. 为什么你会这样说呢？你演过近30部电影，而《英雄》与其他影片有何不同呢？ Usually action films have a formula: A child whose parents have been murdered by bad guys tries hard to learn martial arts and he grows up into an outstanding Kongfu master. He takes revenge and kills the bad buys. But “Hero” has a much broader them. 就比如象《卧虎藏龙》？ No, it’s totally different. I think Ang Lee is a very very talented director. He uses martial arts to talk about love, you know. But Zhang Yimou tries to tell about Chinese culture, Chinese thinking and their inspirations about the world. 含义的确很深。我们知道你的处女作是1979年拍摄的《少林寺》，那时你还是个十几岁的少年。影片在亚洲引起了轰动，并且还加拍了两部续集。我想问的是，你使如何从一位武术冠军成为一名好莱坞的动作明星的？ I think the most important thing is that when I was young, I learnt martial arts. That is my special key. I can use my unique martial arts skills in the film. I have been thinking about doing something different, like using martial arts to talk about peace and to achieve peace. 这听起来似乎是矛盾的，对吗？你是一位打斗者，却要谈“和平”？ That’s right, because Chinese culture is not just martial arts. That’s on ly the physical part. It’s not true that the Chinese people are all Kongfu masters and can just beat up people; and that they have no brains, no thoughts. As a matter of fact, we have a deep, strong and sophisticated philosophy. I feel I have the responsibility to share this information with the worldwide audience. 2.5 网上聊天狂潮 美国兴起在线实时信息传递也就是网上聊天的狂热大约始于五六年前，那时我刚上大学。一开始我对什么是网上聊天还一无所知，但我很快就明白了，没多久就对网上聊天着了迷，只要有时间我就上网聊天。当我把越来越多的人加到我的“网友名单”上时，其他人也在做同样的事。网上聊天真是越来越普遍，很快，“人人都在这样做”了。 我的打字技能应归功于很多很多小时的网上聊天。然而令人遗憾的是，当我的打字速度提高后，一切语法规则也都跑掉了。要知道，网上聊天的人有他们自己的速记语言，语法并不重要。 渐渐地，网上聊天的狂热在美国降了点温，我自己对它的热情也是如此。之后我就来到了中国。 在这里，我发现对在线实时信息的狂热不是一种而是两种，第一种就是QQ，它让我回想起当年的痴迷。因此，那个循环又重新开始了。 在QQ之外，还有一种恐怕是更为流行的快速传递信息的潮流，你一定猜到
17.3 厦门旅游业招商项目 首先，感谢各位对厦门旅游业发展的关注和支持，感谢大家来这里听取我对厦门旅游业招商引资项目相关情况的介绍。// 厦门市总面积1565平方公里。全市有234公里长的海岸线，其中有12.56公里的沙滩线适合辟为海水浴场。这里是白鹭成群栖息的地方，故有“鹭岛”之称。有“海上花园”、“中国最温馨的城市”之美誉，以温馨绰约的山色海景和城市环境驰名中外，1998年被评为首批中国优秀旅游城市，是海内、外游客首选的中国十大旅游城市。从1991年起厦门旅游创汇收入连续13年名列全国旅游城市前十位。2003年厦门共接待海内外游客1334.07万人次，旅游总收入165.32亿元人民币。// 厦门市委、市政府高度重视旅游业的发展，充分认识到旅游业对厦门经济发展的重要性，把旅游业作为国民经济新的增长点和支柱产业来发展，出台了诸多鼓励旅游业发展的优惠政策，提出把厦门建设成为海峡西岸经济区重要的旅游中心城市。// 在这里，我重点介绍几个项目。首先是民族路五星级大酒店项目。项目地处厦门老城区的中心区域，地理位置十分优越，靠近厦门繁华的中山路商业圈，同时紧邻环岛路交通枢纽的鹭江道，交通非常便捷；再加上周边的风景十分优美，与厦门旅游的金字招牌——鼓浪屿旅游区隔海相望，是观赏鼓浪屿全岛和鹭江两岸风光的极佳位置。// 项目建设用地面积为9066.409平方米，规划建设五星级大酒店，主要计划指标为地上总建筑面积不超过50000平方米，容积率不大于5.51，建筑高度100米以下，建筑密度不大于45%，绿地率不小于30%。总投资4836万美元，投资方式为独资。// First of all, let me express my gratitude for your attention to, and support for, the development of Xiamen’s tourism. Thank you for coming, I would like to give you a brief introduction to some investment projects for Xiamen’s tourism. Xiamen covers a total area of 1565 square kilometers. Its coastline is 234 kilometers and among which 12.56 kilometers are suitable for developing into bathing beaches. As it is a habitat for egrets, the city is also called the “Island of Egrets”. It is also known as the “Garden on the Sea” and the “Most Congenial City in China”, and famous a t home and abroad for its charming landscape and seascape and beautiful city environment. In 1998, the title of “Excellent National Tourism City” was awarded to Xiamen, along with some other cities, for the first time in China. It has become one of the 10 most popular tourist destination cities in China. For 13 consecutive years since 1991, it has been one of the top 10 tourist cities in China in terms of earning foreign
口译文本（一） 2.3 Yo-Yo Ma Today we’ll meet one of the greatest cellists of our times, Yo-Yo Ma. His career as a professional cellist spans more than 20 years and over 50 albums. He has been honored for his music with many awards including an amazing 14 Grammy. He has played on many important occasions including the Grammy and the Olympics. Yo-Yo Ma was born in France to Chinese parents who were both musicians. His mother was a singer, his father, a composer. Yo-Yo Ma gave his first public performance when he was only 5. Four years later, at the tender age of 9, he was playing at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York, by which time the family had moved to the US. Yo-Yo Ma pursued his cello studies at the Julliard School of Music. From there he opted to attend Harvard and got a degree in anthropology. His experiences at Harvard as well as his multi-cultural background have helped to shape who he is today. Today Yo-Yo Ma continues his musical journey, never hesitating to collaborate with musicians of all genres and from around the world. He is inspired by people and nature. To him, the cello is an extension of his vocal cords. The most important thing when he plays is to give all of himself all of the time in a performance, to try to transmit the contents of the music to the audience he is playing for. 7.2 Prepare for the worst When nations are faced with great catastrophes, it is common for the accusations to start flying before the dust settles or any debris has even been cleared. Commentators are quick to raise a cry over government action or lack thereof, or whether the disaster could have been averted or its deadly consequences mitigated. This is especially true when many lives are lost and many more are at stake, and society is forced to cope with something terrible for the first time. There is always a steep learning curve when it comes to responding to calamities of this kind, and Mother Nature does an expert job of keeping us on our toes. The ability to expect the unexpected should perhaps be considered a necessary virtue for public officials. The Indian Ocean tsunami that wreaked havoc in southern Thailand and other neighboring countries is a perfect example of why that is so. New policies, organizations and procedures will spring up amid the devastation. Expensive new technologies will be deployed and bureaucrats shuffled around. The world of officialdom will appear to be in control, actively responding to needs and crises as they arise. As a society, the people of Thailand have demonstrated that they can come together and help one another in times of crisis. But we must now work much more resolutely to prepare for possible disasters, no matter how high or low their probability. We cannot just focus on the next tsunami because the next big catastrophe could equally well be something totally different and unexpected. We must prepare for the worst, no matter what form it may take. 7.3 Extreme Sports In the past, young sportspeople would play hockey or baseball. Today, they want risk and excitement --- the closer to the edge the better. They snowboard over cliffs and mountain-bike down steep mountains. They wind-surf near hurricanes, go white-water rafting through rapids, and bungee-jump from towers. // Extreme sports started as an alternative to more expensive sports. A city kid who didn’t have the money to buy expensive sports equipment could get a skateboard and have fun. But now it has become a whole new area of sport, requiring specialized equipment and high levels of skill. There’s even a special Olympics for extreme sports, called the Winter X-Games, which include snow mountain-biking and ice-climbing. An Extreme Games competition is held each summer in Rhode Island. It features sports such as sky-surfing, where people jump from airplanes with surfboards attached to their feet. // What makes extreme sports so popular? I think the main reason is that people love the thrill. City people in particular want to be outdoors on weekends and do something challenging. With the new equipment available today people can take greater risks without getting hurt. And the risk itself is part of the appeal. Once you have been mountain biking or snow-boarding, it’s impossible to go b ack to cycling or skiing. They are just too boring. // Extreme sports are certainly not for everyone. Most people still prefer to play baseball or basketball or watch sports on