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.
Although it is the common understanding that we are now living in a global village, the average Americans know China in part through the Chinese-Americans who helped build our country.
China and the United States are geographically apart. However, it would he hard to find an area of American achievement unmarked by the footprints of Chinese-Americans.
The contributions, large and small, of China's sons and daughters in my country reflect their innate talents and hard work, as well as the devotion of their parents. We owe a great deal to China.
Just as we have gained from the achievements of the Chinese who have come to America, the United States will gain benefit from a self-confident, developing China. This attitude provides a firm foundation for the deepening of friendship between our two countries.