Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on how to best handle the relationship between parents and children. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay commenting on the saying "Respect others, and you will be respected." You can cite examples to illustrate your views. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay commenting on the saying "Seek to understand, and you will be understood." You can cite examples to illustrate your views. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay commenting on the saying " Help others, and you will be helped when you are in need." You can cite examples to illustrate your views. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Part II Listening Comprehension （30 minutes）
Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), and decide which the best answer is. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
【第三部分 阅读理解 时间：40分钟】
Part Ⅲ Reading Comprehension （40 minutes）
Directions：In this section, there is a passage with ten blanks. You are required to select one word for each blank from a list of choices given in a word bank following the passage. Read the passage though carefully before making your choice. Each choice in the bank is identified by a letter. Please mark the corresponding letter for each item on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre. You may not use any of the words in the bank more than once.
Part Ⅳ Translation (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to translate a passage from Chinese into English. You should write your answer on Answer Sheet 2.
Taihu Lake, a freshwater lake located in the eastern part of China with an area of 2250 square kilometers, is the third largest freshwater lake in China, next to Poyang Lake and Dongting Lake. There are about 90 islands in Taihu Lake ranging in size from a few square meters to a few square kilometers. Taihu Lake is famous for “Taihu Stone”, which is often used in decorating traditional Chinese gardens. Taihu Lake is also famous for high-yielding fishing industry. Since the late of 1970s, the catching of fishes and crabs has been of great significance to the residents nearby, which is also a significant contributor to the local economy. Taihu region is one of the Chinese ceramics bases, of which the world-famous Yixing clay teapot is produced by Yixing's ceramic manufacturers.
Enormous in its size, yet extremely shallow in its depth, Dongting Lake is located in northeastern Hunan province. Owing to the fact that Dongting Lake is a flood basin of the Yangtze River, the area that the lake covers depends on the season. The provinces of Hubei and Hunan are named after their relative locations to the lake: Hubei means "North of the Lake" and Hunan, "South of the Lake". Dongting Lake is celebrated in Chinese culture as the place of origin of dragon boat racing. Dragon boat racing is said to have begun on the eastern shores of Dongting Lake as a search for the body of Qu Yuan, a patriotic Chu poet. Dragon boat racing and Dongting Lake, with the gorgeous scenery around it, attract thousands of tourists across China and the globe every year.
Qinghai Lake is situated about 100 kilometres west of the capital city of Qinghai province, Xining, at the altitude of 3,205 metres. With a surface area of 4,317 square kilometres, Qinghai Lake is the largest salt lake in China and its maximum depth is 25.5 metres. Twenty-three rivers and streams empty into Qinghai Lake, most of which are seasonal. Five major rivers provide 80% of total influx. The lake is located at the crossroads of several bird migration routes across Asia. Many species use Qinghai Lake as an intermediate stop during migration. On the western side of the lake lie the renowned “Bird Islands”, attracting bird-watchers from different parts of the world. Every summer, visitors also come here to watch the international cycling race.