Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 2 passages in English. After you have heard each paragraph, interpret it into Chinese. Start interpreting at the signal... and stop it at the singal... 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.
Ladies and gentlemen, the world today is facing a serious problem of poverty in some areas. We must refocus our attention, and resources, on the places and people that are economically being left behind.//
As we do, we must bear in mind that none are more committed to ending poverty than the poor themselves. Often, all they lack is the guidance and the tools to get rid of poverty.//
Therefore, it requires all citizens to actively participate in policy-making, and governments to become more accountable to their citizens in their efforts to achieve their goals.//
Today, we join hands with the poor in a collective effort. This is a close and extensive cooperation which brings together civil society, the private sectors, and individuals around the world.