Directions： Talk on the following topic for at least 5 minutes. Be sure to make your points clear and supporting details adequate. You should also be ready to answer any questions raised by the examiners during your talk. You need to have your name and registration number recorded. Start your talk with “My name is……”“My registration number is……”
1、Topic： There is the opinion that college entrance examinations in China should be abolished. What are your views on this issue？
2、Question for Reference：
1. What are the advantages and / or disadvantages of college entrance examinations？
2. Should all the senior high school graduates be admitted into colleges？ Why or why not？
3. What is your suggestion for the reform of college entrance examinations？
1、Part A （英译中）
Directions： In this part of the test， you will hear 2 passages in English. After you have heard each passage， interpret it into Chinese. 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's begin Part A with the first passage.
Good health is the most precious thing in the world. When you have got it， you never think about it. When you have lost it， you think about it all the time. The biggest enemies to good health are not terrible diseases， but ourselves. //
Most human beings need one kind of stimulation or another. Some of us eat too much， drink too much and smoke too much. As a result， we sometimes systematically destroy our own good health.
For years and years people have been saying that the railway system is dead. People say， “We can do without railways”， as if motor-cars and planes have made the railways unnecessary. We all keep hearing that trains are slow， that they lose money， that they're dying. //
But this is far from the truth. In these days of expensive oil， the railways have become highly competitive with other forms of transport. If you want to carry people or goods from place to place， railways are definitely cheaper than planes.
Directions： In this part of the test， you will hear 2 passages in Chinese. After you have heard each passage， interpret it into English. Start interpreting at the signal… and stop it at the signal… You may take notes while you're listening. Remember you will hear the passages only once. Now， let's begin Part B with the first passage.
Part A （英译中）
Hong Kong is an ideal shopping center that attracts tourists from all over the world. In the past few years， the craze for shopping and touring in Hong Kong has turned the city into one of the world's fastest developing areas in terms of tourism. //
Many five-star hotels have been established on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. The adjacent islands have been developed into beautiful resorts and recreational facilities. Up to now the number of tourists visiting Hong Kong has reached close to 12 million.
I am very pleased to meet with so many Canadian friends of the business community. The Chinese government attaches great importance to the development of bilateral economic and trade relations and appreciates the efforts of the Canadian Trade Delegation serving as a bridge linking the business communities between the two countries. //
Canada is a country with well-developed industries and abundant resources， while China possesses plentiful labor-force and a huge market. We hope to see Canadian enterprises make full use of their technical and financial advantages and compete well in the Chinese market.