UNIT ONE RECEPTION
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.
5．事实上，我在研究生学习时期所写的两篇论文曾参考了您的研究成果。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. 7．我们将给您配备两名实验助手。
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. 13．我们会尽力为您服务，使您和您的家人有一种舒适如归的感觉。
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 in 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.
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.
想了解这个神秘的国家的东西真是太多了，从古老的文明到当代的改革。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. 我会和我的同事密切合作，尽力搞好我的项目，只有这样做才能最有成效的实现我的中国梦。
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Hello, you must be Mr. David Richard from the Alliance Communications Service. 2．我叫魏琴。
My name is Wei Qin.
I’m acting director of the Shanghai International Center for Cultural Exchanges. 3．这是我的名片。
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 Ming dynasty.
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. 11．长途旅行之后您应该好好休息一下。
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.
UNIT TWO A CEREMONIAL SPEECH
Your Excellency Vice President and Mrs. Williams, Our distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:
It is my privilege and great pleasure to host this banquet in honor of Vice President and Mrs. Williams and other distinguished guests.
I would avail myself this opportunity to extent my warm welcome to you all. 4．我的心情可以引用孔子在论语中的一句话来表示：有朋自远方来，不亦乐乎？
A remark the Analects of Confucius best expressed what I feel now, ”It is such a delight that I have friends visiting from afar.”
Evidently, Vice President Williams’ current visit has demonstrated his Excellency’s determination to further enhance the friendly and cooperative relations between our two countries.
I am deeply convinced that frequent exchanges of visits between the top government officials of the two countries are beneficial not only to the improvement of our relationships, but also to the peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and the world as a whole.
Over the years since the establishment of the diplomatic relationship between our two countries, we have carried out sincere and rewarding cooperation in political, economic, trade, cultural, educational, scientific and technological, public health and other fields.
In particular, our cooperation in off-shore and automobile industry have been advancing rapidly ever since the exchange of visit between your Prime Minister and our Premier.
We are very satisfied with the development in these areas, and willing to make further efforts with your government and people to push these cooperative relations to a new height.
10．当前中国正在全国范围内进行着一次前所未有的经济改革。Currently, China is engaged in a national drive for an unprecedented economic reform.
It would not be possible for this grand reform program to yield successful results if China deprived of domestic socio-political stability, of an international environment of peace and development, and of economic and technical cooperation between China and other countries.
It is our common wish to seek sustained world peace and global economic prosperity.
It is in the spirit of safeguarding world peace and ensuring mutual development and prosperity that we have made our current foreigh policies, as well as economics and trade policies, and wish to promote our relations with any other countries.
We are very pleased that your country is in persistent pursuit of a world peace policy and has remained a decade-old trading partner of China.
I am looking forward to holding talks with you on the development of bilateral relations, as well as on the Asia-Pacific region and other international issues of common interest.
In closing, I would like you to join me in a toast，
To the health of Vice President and Mrs. Williams,
To the health of all our distinguished guests,
To the lasting friendship and cooperation between our two countries
To the peace and prosperity of the world,
1．our Honor Mr. Mayor, My Chinese friends, Ladies and Gentlemen:
2．I feel honored to come here on my first visit to your beautiful city.
3．On behalf of all the members of my mission, I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to our host for their earnest invitation and gracious hospitality we have received since we set foot on this charming land. 我愿借此机会，代表我们代表团的全体成员，对我们东道主的诚挚邀请，对我们一踏上这块充满魅力的土地便受到的友好款待，表示真诚的感谢。4．I am also very happy that this visit has given me an excellent opportunity to convey to you and to the people of Shanghai warm greetings and sincere good wishes of the government and people of my country.
5．Although we live with a distance of tens of thousands miles between us, “Long distance separates no bosom friends,” as one of your Tang poets said.
6．The who world is watching with great interest the remarkable changes that a taking place in China particularly in Shanghai .
7．This is a country with the fastest growing economy in the world.
8．China’s rise as one of the strongest economic powers in the Asian-Pacific region has attracted a growing number of business and finacial giants in our country to invest in China, particularly to invest in a number of long-term projects in Shanghai and its surrounding areas.
中国迅速崛起为亚太地区最具有实力的经济强国之一，吸引了我国越来越多的商业和金融巨头来华投资。特别是在上海和周边地区长期项目的投资。9．Over the last few year, there has never been any place other than Pudong that holds so much attraction for our people in the business community.
10．It is with this awareness that we have come here to seek better ways of promoting our economic and financial cooperation.
11．One of the objectives of my mission is to sign our Investment Protection Agreement.
12．I am also seeking possibilities of establishing, through partnership with our Chinese colleagues, consultancy services for transnational corporations in Shanghai.
同时，我也希望同我们中国同行携手建立在以上海的跨国公司为对象的咨询服务机构，所以我此行的另一目的就是想了解一下这一计划的可行性。13．Last but not the least, I would like to extend in person our official invitation to the mayor of Shanghai.
最后，我此行的又一项重要的任务是向上海市长面呈访问我市的正式邀请。14．We would like His Honor to visit the city of San Francisco at his earliest convenience, so as to give us an opportunity to return the warm reception and hospitality we enjoy here.
15．I greatly cherish the close relationship between our two cities.
16．I also greatly value the position we enjoy as one of your most important trading partners.
17．In spite of the worldwide economic recession in recent years, there has been a steady growth in our economic cooperation and trade volume.
18．It is our sincere wish that we continue to work closely together to enhance our friendly relationship and to ensure a sustained growth in our economic, financial and trade cooperation.
17．On the occasion of this reception, I wish Mr. Major and all our Chinese friends present here tonight good health! Thank you!
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1．It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to the Chinese Provincial Trade Delegation.
2．I am very happy that you are here to attend the opening ceremony of the Canadian Industrial Exhibition.
3．I would like to take this opportunity to convey to our Chinese guests the warm greetings from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
4．This exhibition is a display of recent industrial achievements in Canada, as well as a showplace of our high-tech advances in such areas as aviation, machine tool, electronics, coal mining, power generation equipment, off-shore oil exploration, automobiles, covering all sections of Canadian industry.
5．I am very proud that some of the exhibits are the products from some Canadian-Chinese joint ventures.
6．Although these products are a mere fraction of all our exhibits, they mark the arrival of a new era of the economic and scientific and technological cooperation between our two great nations.
7．Our cooperation is one of great promise.
8．As you know, “A good beginning is half the battle.”
9．In addition, we are staging business and trade discussions with major Canadian companies.
10．The interested parties may schedule time for business or technical talks with them.
11．The Chinese Provincial Trade Delegation is the largest visiting group to attend our exhibition and I wish my Chinese friends a most rewarding visit.
Mr. Chairmen, Ladies and Gentlemen:
It is my great honor to declare the commencement of Beijing International Conference on Intellectual Property Rights.
On behalf of the Chinese Government and people, and in my own name, I would like to extend my warm welcome to all the delegates and guests.
I would also like to express my congratulations on the successful opening of the conference in Beijing.
I wish to thank all the members of the organizing committee for their hard work, which has made this conference possible.
The violation of intellectual property rights has become a serious problem facing the world today.
Every year, for example, the computer software industry throughout the world suffers a heavy financial loss for world-wide reckless piracy, a loss which consequently compels the programmers and the manufacturers of published software to raise the retail prices, thus shifting part of their loss to honest users. 8．保护知识产权成了世界各国日益关切的问题。
The protection of intellectual property rights has become a growing concern among all the nations of the international community.
The participating countries at this conference have expressed their hope for joint efforts to fight the violation of the copyrighted property and stop the wicked spread of piracy.
I am convinced that this conference will reach an agreement of intellectual property rights.
I wish the conference a complete success!
Respectable Madam Chairperson, Representatives of the Conference, Ladies and Gentlemen:
In this most beautiful autumn season, we welcome in Beijing the opening of the fourth World Conference on Women, the largest and one of the most important international meetings of its kind in world history.
Representatives from 185 UN member states, from the United Nations and international organizations of various regions, as well as from over 2000 non-governmental groups, gather together to make a solemn promise that they will take rapidly action to eliminate discrimination against women, so that they can quickly join with men to create and share peace and prosperity of the 21th century. 4．男女平等实属天经地义。
Equality between men and women is fully justified.
Back in the early days of human history, women and men jointly built their homelands, shared wild fruits and trophies and brought up the younger generation. 6．然而，千百年来妇女被剥夺了与男子平等相待的基本权利，无尊严可言，失去了决定国家和家庭事务的权利。
However, for many centuries women were denied the basic right to equality with men, and deprived of their dignity and the decision-making power over affairs of the state and of the family.
The world has long been under control of men.
8．妇女不幸沦为二等公民，她们往往成了歧视、暴力和羞辱的对象。Regarded unfortunately as second-class citizens, women are frequently subject to discrimination, violence and humiliation.
However, things will eventually return to their original nature.
Today, equality between men and women is generally recognized as a basic human right by the international community and has been written into the Charter of the United Nations.
Over the past half century, intuitive men and courageous women across the world have made tremendous efforts and, to a large extent, successfully in enabling females, who make up half of humanity, to regain equal rights with men.
We place our hope on the current World Conference on Women because it will take more effective steps to speed up the process of enhancing the status of women worldwide, so that men and women across the world will enter the 21st century in equal partnership.
We place the hope on the current World Conference on Women because we are convinced this conference will promote mutual understanding and friendly exchanges between various nations, particularly between women, so that countries around world will also share the partnership.
China and United States averted a potential trade war by coming to a last minute agreement on bilateral textile trade in Beijing on January 17th.
After 11 hours of intense negotiations over a three-day period, the memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed.
Jennifer Hillman, chief US trade negotiator, and Wu Yi, Minister of China’s Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, attended and spoke at the signing ceremony.
4．Hillman: China is the largest exporter of textile to the United States.
5．The new agreement is a positive sign of our cooperative bilateral relations.
6．I believe this agreement will ensure the steady growth of Chinese textile exports to my country.
The conclusion of this agreement will create a positive atmosphere for the China tour led by US Treasure Secretary Lloyd Benson and the upcoming meeting between China Vice-Premier and Foreign Minister Qian Qichen and US Secretary of State Warren Christopher in Paris.
China and United States are economically complementary.
US capital, technology and equipment are conductive to China’s modernization drive, while China’s potentially huge market and abundant source of labor are important to US economy.
UNIT THREE TOURISM
1．Australia warmly welcomes visitors from all over the world.
2．Australia is a land of exceptional beauty.
3．A series of geological and historical accidents have made Australia one of the world’s most attractive countries from the tourist’s viewpoint.
4．The vast movements of the earth’s curst created a vast land of Australia, isolated it and positioned it across the tropical and temperate climatic zone.
5．This land has a small population, which left enormous areas unspoiled.
6．Here you witness an astonishing variety of environments, from desert to rain forest, from tropical beach to white snow field, from big, sophisticated cities to vast uninhabited areas.
游客在澳大利亚可以观赏到各种地形风貌，从沙漠到热带雨林，从地处热带的海滩到白雪皑皑的田野，从扑朔迷离的大都市到人迹罕至的旷野。7．The tourist will admire a wide array of unique and intriguing animals and flora, a comfortable and sunny climate, and an interesting, cosmopolitan and friendly people.
8．Many of its world-renowned attractions are specific, such as the Great Barrier Reef, Ayer’s Rock, Kakadu National Pare, and Sydney Opera House.
9．Others are general, such as its thousands of kilometers of superb beaches and large skiing resorts.
10．Tourism is the largest industry in Australia, representing about five per cent of the gross domestic product and providing, directly or in directly, around
11．More than two million tourists visit Australia each year, spending about $4,000 million.
12．It is worth mentioning that the number of tourists from China is on the rise in recent years.
13．To promote the development of its tourist industry, Australia has tourist offices in many cities around the world, including Auckland, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Tokyo and Toronto.
14．Official tourist offices are in all Australian capitals and some regional centers, providing a rang of services for visitor.
15．A wide range of hotel, motel and apartment accommodation is available in most cities, major resorts and many rural areas.
16．There are also camping parks, many with on site caravans or cabins.
17．Hotel and motel rooms usually have telephones, private bathrooms, televisions, refrigerators, as well as facilities to make tea and coffee.
18．The main difference between hotels and motels in Australia is that hotels must provide a public bar to serve liquor.
在澳大利亚旅馆和汽车旅馆的主要差别在于，前者必须附设公共酒吧。19． “Private” hotels and guest houses do not have permits to server liquor.
20．Many country properties offer holidays which include participation in farm activities.
21．Tourist offices provide details and can arrange bookings.
22．There are a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets, from top-class restaurants with international cuisine to small coffee shops serving snacks.
23．All cities have a wide range of ethnic restaurants.
24．Virtually all restaurants have liquor licences.
25．Tipping is neither encouraged nor routine, although visitors may reward special services if they wish, in which case 10 percent of the bill is adequate.
26．At any time, tipping is optional.
27．Taxi drivers and porters have set charges and do not expect to be tipped.
出租车司机和行李搬运工按固定的标准收费，一般都不会期盼客人的小费。28．Before leaving Australia, every visitor over 12 years old must pay a $20 departure tax.
在离开澳大利亚之前，每一个超过12岁的游客必须付20美元的离境税。29．Departure-tax stamps are bought at airports and post offices with Australian currency or by American Express, Visa or Mastercard.
1．国际旅游是各国人民之间增进了解、加强友谊的有效途径。International travel is an effective way of promoting understanding and friendship amony the peoples of the worl.
China, with its five thousand years of civilization, has always been a tourist destination for people of other countries.
If, however, all you have seen in china are famous mountains and great rivers, places of historical interest and scenic beauty, such as the terra-cotta warriors and horses in Xi’an, Guilin scenery of beautiful mountains and rivers, the Great Wall or the Palace Museum in Beijing, then you have seen only the tip of the iceberg. 5．现在展现在您面前的是一整套全新的中国旅游节目，其中大部分以中国
Now a whole new panorama of tourist destinations awaits you, most of which are characterized by traditional Chinese culture.
The China National Tourism Administration(CNTA) has been setting different tourist themes each year since 1992; the Visit-China Tour of 92, China Landscape Tour of 93,China Heritage Tour of 94,China Folklore Tour of 95,China Resort Tour of 96 and the Travel-in-China Tour of 97.
文化，尽情观赏所游之地的风土人情，尤其是当地的历史名胜和人文景观。All these programs have been designed to incorporate sightseeing, vacationing and participating in cultural activities, thus providing tourists with an opportunity to learn about Chinese culture as well as enjoy, to their hearts’ content, the customs of the country around them, particularly the places of historic interest and cultural heritage.
The different customs and cultures of China’s 56 ethnic groups, both a national and world treasure, make up one of China’s most important tourist resources. 9．这些新的旅游项目加上传统的旅游节目，可以使游客对中国的国情有一
These new programs, added to all the traditional tours that preceded them, may provide those participating visitors with a fairly complete and thorough idea of what China is all about.
In the past, many overseas tourists complained about poor service they received when visiting this country. CNTA has accordingly set up a series of new provisional regulations which aim at upgrading the service level of travel agencies, reducing accidents and ensuring to visitors to China safety and comfort.
Last year China’s tourist industry earned US$8 billion in foreign currency, and the figure is expected to reach US$12 billion by the end of the century.
This will place China among those countries in the world benefiting from a well-developed tourist industry.
China may have a very good chance of becoming one of the few most attractive global travel destinations in the coming century.
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1．I’d like to make some special remarks on our tour programs:
2．First of all, the quotation for each tour includes all expenses in the destination country.
3．This includes the cost of accommodation, meals, transportation, sightseeing, guides, airport departure tax, and international airfare.
包括住宿、餐饮、交通、观光、导游、机场税以及国际机票等费用。4．The quotation is calculated on a per-person basis for a group of 10 or more adults.
5．The quotation for smaller groups will have to be determined by this travel agency.
6．Next, each person taking our tour has to pay for his or her personal expenses which may involve, for example, laundry, drinks, mini-bars in their hotel rooms, long-distance phone calls.
7．And finally, it is our principle to carry out a tour strictly according to the set itinerary, but we reserve the right to make any changes due to some unforeseen circumstances.
8．We will give you notice of these changes as they occur, together with reasons. 倘若出现这种情况，我们会及时通告各位，并对变动原因做出解释。PASSAGE TWO
1．融文化与自然景观于一体的泰山中国四大名山中最负盛名的一座。Mountain Tai, a perfect combination of culture and natural landscape, is the best known among the four renowned great mountains in China.
The mountain is located in the central of Shandong province. North of the city of Tai’an is Mount Tai’s highest peak, Yuhuangding, which literally means “the Peak of Jade Emperor”, rising to 1,545 meters above sea level.
Yuhuangding stands over deep valleys and above other perilous peaks. A staircase leads to the Heavenly Southern Gate.
Looking around in the distance, you will enjoy with involuntary admiration the overpowering views of mountains beyond mountains and scenery beyond scenery. 5．山上那无以计数的奇石、清瀑、古松、庙宇、楼阁、石桥、高塔、店堂，以及历代文人雅士和书法家所留下的石刻碑文，令游客暇目不接，叹为观止。
The tourist will be marveled at the numerous grotesque rock formations, clear waterfalls, ancient pine trees, temples, pavilions, bridges, towers and pagodas, and halls,as well as ancient inscriptions cared in stones by well-known writers and calligraphers of various dynasties.
Each season here has its own beauty: bright flowers in full bloom covering the green slopes in spring; spectacular summer thunderstorms which are rarely seen elsewhere; blue rivers running across the mountains overlaid with red maple leaves in autumn; snow-capped mountains and frosted pine trees in winter that stage a quiet grandeur spectacle of particular interest.
On a clear day one can see the peaks rising one after another.
When the sky is overcast, the horizon disappears into a sea of clouds.
The mountain is most famous for its spectacular sunrise and sunset.
Its landscape and numerous historical sites have inspired many great works of ancient writers and calligraphers.
Mout tai has long been the preferred gathering place of artists and poets.
Dating back to the Yin and Shang periods (1766-1122BC), Chinese forefathers established five directions (north, south, east, west and center).
The east, where the sun rises, represents life’s fertility with the end of winter and coming of spring.
Mount Tai located in a coastal province in eastern China, has been regarded as a propitious place.
15．古代帝王择泰山，奉以贡品，祭祀天地，为国家的繁荣与祥和而祈祷。The ancient emperors prayed for the country’s prosperity and peace by offering sacrifices to Heaven and Earth on Mount Tai.
According to historical records, prior to the Western Zhou Dynasty (1122BC-
771AD) , 72 monarchs climbed the mountain to perform sacrifices.
They were then followed by Qinshihuang, the China’s first emperor, and the emperors of Han, Tang, Song and Qing Dynasty.
The modern world has also recognized the cultural and tourist values with Mount Tai.
In 1985, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization placed Mount Tai on the UN list of World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites. 20．泰山热烈欢迎世界各地的游客前来观光。
Mount Tai warmly welcomes visitors from all over the world.
While the Palace Museum and the Great Wall, the two world famous scenic spots, are known to all a must tourist destination for people visiting Beijing.
2．而今天我却想向各位推荐北京第三大旅游场所，北京世界公园。Today, I would like to introduced to you the Beijing World Park, the third major tourist site in Beijing.
Completed in the early 90’s, the Beijing World Park boasts the newest scenic spot in Beijing, and here the visitors may realize their dream of “touring around world in a day”.
Beijing World Park is the largest park of its kind, with mini replicas on the largest scale in Asia.
The seven wonders of the world and some 100 famous historical and natural sights from 50 countries are on display in miniature.
The 46.7-hectare World Park features 17 scenic areas staging all the major tourist sites of Asia, Africa, Europe, Americas and Oceania.
Here tourists can appreciate replicas of the Arc of Triumph, the Eiffel Tower, the wooden Trojan horse, London’s Tower Bridge, the Taj Mahal of India, the
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Grand Canyon, Sydney Opera House, the US Statue of Liberty, the Great Wall, etc
The exquisitely constructed scenic spots offer fine examples of excellent workmanship. Most of them feature the exact replicas of the original, with white jade, marble, top-grade granite and other superior quality stone.
9．例如，莫斯科的红场是以500万块比麻将牌还小的红砖铺就而成的。For example, Moscow’s Red Square was constructed with five million red bricks smaller than China’s mahjong pieces.
The Egyptian Pyramid was built with 200,000 pieces of marble.
The replica of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon in the United states stands 32 meters high, with a 16-meter-high “giant waterfall” plunging to the bottom. 12．公园的东北角有一条300米长的国际街，这条具有欧美建筑风格的国际街集餐饮、购物和娱乐于一体。
Located in the northeastern corner lies the 300-meter-long International Street with its European and American architectural encompassing services of catering, shopping and amusement.
Tourists can experience the obvious exotic atmosphere, taste the inviting foreign food, purchase attractive souvenirs and enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities.
14．北京世界公园自开放以来已经吸引了许多海内外游客前来观赏美景。Since its opening to visitors, the Beijing World Park has attracted many tourist from home and broad with its splendid sight.
If you had time for only three places of tourist attraction in Beijing, your best choices would certainly be the Palace Museum, the Great Wall and then the Beijing World Park.
UNIT FOUR CONFERENCE ADRESS
1．Honorable Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen:
2．The world today asks for global cooperation to fight a common war against poverty.
3．The recent convening of the United Nations World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen bore witness to need for the world community to pool their efforts to fight poverty.
4．Poverty remains a major challenge facing the world today.
5．United Nations statistics show that 20 percent of the world’s population currently live below the poverty line.
6．In the past half century, many developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America have achieved remarkable successes in their economic and social development, especially some newly industrialized nations arising in Asia and Latin America.
在上半个世纪，亚洲、非洲和拉丁美洲的许多发展中国家在经济和社会发展取得了显著的成就，尤其是一些亚洲和拉丁美洲新兴的工业化国家的出现。7．Developing countries as a whole have reduced their economic disparity against the developed ones, but the gap between the rich and the poor as well as between the extremes of wealth and poverty in some developing countries have not fundamentally improved.
8．Last year, the per capita of GNP developed countries was US$16,610, whereas that of developing countries was only US$950, of 5.7 percent of the former.
9．Specifically, the per capita GDP of Switzerland reached US$36,410, the highest level in the world, whereas the per capita GNP of Mozambique, the poorest country, was only US$80.
而世界上最穷的国家莫桑比克，其人均国民生产总值仅为80美元。10．Twenty years ago the United Nations defined 25 least developed countries, and that number has increased to 48 today.
11．A recent survey by the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development shows that in 114 developing countries, 1 billion people among the total 4 billion population live below the poverty line,40 percent more than what was reported in a similar survey conducted 40 years ago.
12．Major reasons for the sustained poverty in some African and South Asian countries involve the backward economic infrastructure, frequent natural disasters, too rapid population growth, heavy debt burden, political turbulence and the chaos caused by war.