1．Welcome to Vancouver.
2．As Canada’s third-largest metropolitan city after Toronto and Montreal, Vancouver is an important industrial, financial and business center.
3．Sometimes called Canada’s gateway to the Pacific, Vancouver is linked by shipping services with Pacific ports of the United States, China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
4．Through the Panama Canal it is linked with Atlantic ports of Americas and Europe.
5．Products of Western Canada’s farms, ranches, forests, coal mines, and industries are sent by rail to Vancouver and then by water to the ports of the world.
6．One of the world’s largest natural, ice-free harbors, it is where the manufactured goods from Asia arrive throughout the year.
7．The majority of Vancouver’s historic buildings are in the Gastown and Chinatown areas.
温哥华主要的历史建筑都在Gastown 和Chinatown 地区。
8．Older sections of the city have undergone considerable change since 1960, when downtown high-rise office buildings and hotels were built.
9．False Creek-a decaying industrial area with sawmills, rail yards, and small shops-was transformed into a residential development project.
False Creek，拥有锯木厂、铁路和小型商店的废工业区，转入了住宅发展项目。10．Gastown, the original heart of the city, was restored in the 1880’s style with antique stores and boutiques.
Gastown，这个原本是城市心脏的地方被重新修建成为拥有19 世纪80 年代古董店和商品店的风格。
11．Vancouver is largely British in character with some Chinese influence.
12．Almost three fourths of the population are of British ancestry.
13．The Chinese, French, Japanese, and East Indians are the largest among other ethnic groups. 中国、法国、日本和东印度在其他少数民族中占多数。
14．Its Chinatown is the second largest Chinese Community in North America, second only to San Francisco of the Unite States.
15．The city has long been noted for its cultural activities.
16．Major institutions are the Macmillan Planetarium, Centennial and Maritime museums, Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Vancouver Aquarium.
17．Robson Square has provincial government offices, a skating rink, multilevel shopping and food facilities, and a sports stadium with a seating capacity of 60,000.
18．The Robson Square Conference Center and the Provincial Court House building are noted for their modern architectural style.
19．At this time of the autumn season, Vancouver, like many other places of Canada, is extremely beautiful.
20．Backgrounded by the bright blue sky, the leaves on maple trees, with brilliant hues of red, give a flaming tribute to the city.
21．Maple tree produce a peculiar sap each spring, which in turn produces a sweet and delicious syrup.
22．We Canadians are very grateful to these magic trees, because they color the Canadian landscape in the autumn and sweeten the Canadian palate in the spring.
23．In particular, the maple tree leaf is Canada’s national symbol, and our national flag flies with it.
更有特别意义的是，枫叶是加拿大的象征，高高飘扬的国旗上也有一片枫叶。24．Wherever we go, the maple tree leaf reminds us of our great country and of our beautiful hometown Vancouver.
Welcome to Shanghai Foreign Language School.
Before you start to look around, I would like to give you a brief account of our school.
4．我校创办于1963 年，隶属上海外国语大学，是全国最早创建的几所外国语学校之一。Founded in 1963 as one of China’s earliest foreign language schools of its kind, the Shanghai Foreign Langrage School is a full-time boarding school affiliated to Shanghai International
As a key middle school supervised jointly by administrations of the State Education Commission and Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, our school features strong foreign language programs, in addition to a complete syllabus with normal academic subjects which are required of all regular middle schools.
6．学校有一支优秀的教师队伍，现有35 个班级，1300 多名在校生。
Staffed with an excellent faculty, this school has a current enrollment of over 1,300 students, studying in 35 classed at different grades.
Since its establishment, the school has always geared itself toward the objective of bringing up students with excellence in foreign language proficiency as well as in other academic subject. Over years, this school has persistently adhere to the school’s educational policy of “strengthening stude nts’ academic foundation, cultivating students’ intellectual aptitude and developing students’ potential talent.” Its long-established practice of “ensuring special accomplishments in school administration, teaching methodology and student learning” is fav orably recognized by the State Education Commission and education specialists. And consequently, our school enjoys a good reputation both at home and abroad.
We offer five foreign language programs of English, German, French, Japanese and Russian. The faculty of each foreign language program is joined by native speakers with teaching qualifications. 9．学校多方面为学生学好外语创造良好的条件。
The school goes all out to provide its students with an environment effective for foreign language learning.
On top of the regular, required subjects, we also offer a number of elective courses. In addition, students may, as they wish, choose to learn a second foreign language. These syllabi help to extend student’s scope of knowledge of the world, develop their personality and special skills and talents, and foster their healthy values, so as to ensure that our students graduate with an overall development in their moral integrity, intelligence and academic excellence, physical fitness, aesthetic values and fitness in physical labor.
We greatly value our exchange relations with overseas institutions. Our exchange programs involve institutions in Germany, the United States, France, Japan and South Korea.
These annual exchanges of visits have provided several dozens of our faculty members and students with opportunities to study or give lectures in these countries.
13．30 多年来，我校为国家培养了近4,000 名毕业生。
For over thirty years since its establishment, this school has graduated close to 4,000 students for
Active in professions of all walks of life, SFLS graduates are contributing their expertise to China’s national drive of socialist modernization.
Currently, our faculty and students are working hard in full cooperation to upgrade this school in the direction of a first-rate foreign language institution with established fame both at home and abroad, a world-oriented institution with multiple programs and prevailing academic excellence. 高级口译教程经典背诵版之招待会
Welcome to Shanghai, Dr. and Mrs. Hill.
Please allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Jianxin Hong, I am deputy managing director of the Sino-American
Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd.
I have long heard about you.
As a matter of fact, I referred to your research findings in my couple of papers
during my graduate studies.
It gives me such a great pleasure to meet you and your family here in Shanghai
and I am very glad that you will be working with us for the next six months.
We will provide you with two lab assistants.
If necessary, we would like to invite one of your associates to join us.
If you don’t mind, we would like to accommodate you in Holiday Inn, which is
located in the downtown area, a thirty-minutes drive from our lab.
The company will pay for the hotel rooms.
Our guest house, a small family-style apartment building is also available to you if
you decide to move out of the hotel.
In any case, I am sure you and your family will enjoy your stay in this city.
We will do everything we can do to accommodate you and make you feel at home. 14．您在生活或工作中若有不尽如人意之处，请立即和我联系，我很乐意为您排忧解难。
If you should encounter any inconveniences i n your life and work, don’t hesitate
to let me know and I will be very glad to help you out.
Our managing director will host a reception banquet in your honor tonight, and we would like you and your family come to the dinner.
I will see you again then.
1．Hello, I am Robert Brown from Stanford University.
2．I am very happy to meet you here in this land of wonder.
3．I have been looking forward to visiting your great country, and I feel honored and pleased that I will be working with my Chinese colleagues in head office of your automobile group.
4．As you know, this is my very first visit to China, and I am here to witness with my own eyes the magical power of the once very remote “Oriental Dragon”.
5．You can imagine how exited I was when I received your invitation to join you in your project.
您可以想象当我收到您们请求我加入您们项目的邀请我有多么激动。6．Back in my college days, a professor of Oriental Civilization introduced me to the wealth of the Confucianism and Taoism, and by doing that he planted in the depths of my mind the inexplicable “China dream”.
7．And I am even more exited now that I have set foot on the beautiful land of China.
8．I have had my “China dream”for years, now I am here to realize this dream. 我多年梦寐以求的中国梦，竟然可以在此得以实现。
9．Just think this charming cosmopolitan city is going to be my home for the remaining days of the year.
10．There is so much to learn about the mysterious country, from the ancient civilization to the current reform.
11．I am looking forward to my Chinese life.
12．I will work closely with my Chinese colleagues on my projects, through
which I believe I will realize my “China dream” in the most rewarding direction.
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Hello, you must be Mr. David Richard from the Alliance Communications Service.
My name is Wei Qin.
I’m acting director of the Shanghai International Center for Cultural Exchanges.
Here’s my card.
We have been expecting your visit even since you sent us fax informing us your
date of arrival.
Upon your request, we have reserved for you our Ming House suite, which is
located in the East Tower of the Center.
6．“明寓”从设计到装潢都体现了中国明朝时期的建筑风格。This is a
classic Chinese residence designed and decorated in the architectural of China’s
I am sure you will like our house.
Mr. Richard, the Symposium on Information Superhighway and Communication Service will take place at out center as scheduled.
I am pleased to tell you that you have been chosen by the Organizing Committee
as keynote speaker for the first session of the workshop.
If you would like to use a photocopier for your handouts, or an overhead projector for your presentation, please do not hesitate to contact our Equipment Service.
Of course, you need a good rest after such a long flight.
May I leave you alone?
See you again at the reception banquet tonight.
1．Welcome to Edinburgh, the Chinese provincial tourist service delegation.
2．My name is Jane Anderson.
3．I am from the Edinburgh Tourist Center.
4．I will be working as your guide throughout your six-day visit.
5．You will be staying in the Hilton Hotel.
6．The hotel is located in the downtown area, a few minutes’walk from the office of the Edinburgh Tourist Center.
7．Mrs. Nancy Turner, director of Edinburgh Tourist Administration will hold a reception buffet tomorrow.
8．After reception dinner, you will watch a video entitled “Touring Around Edinburgh”, which I believe will give you a bird’s eye view of the tourist attractions and the services provided in Edinburgh and its surrounding areas.
9．Mr. George Palmer, the director of Edinburgh Tourist Center will answer your questions following the video show.
10．He will also be giving you a detailed account of your visiting schedule.