Kites are not only for entertainment in Weifang, Shandong but also symbolizes the culture of the city. Weifang is known as the “capital of kites” with a history of nearly 2,400 years in flying kites. It is said that the ancient Chinese philosopher Motze took three years to make the first kite right in Weifang. It fell and broke, however, on its first day of flying. Some also believes that it was the carpenter LuBan that invented the kite. It’s said that his kite was made of wood and bamboo and it didn’t land until flying for three days.
功夫（Kung Fu）是中国武术（material arts）的俗称。中国武术的起源可以追溯到自卫的需要、狩猎活动以及古代中国的军事训练。它是中国传统体育运动的一种，年轻人和老年人都练。它已逐渐演变成了中国文化的独特元素。作为中国的国宝，功夫有上百种不同的风格，是世界上练得最多的武术形式。有些风格模仿了动物的动作，还有一些则受到了中国哲学思想、神话和传说的启发。
Kung Fu is commonly known as the Chinese martial arts. The origin of Chinese martial arts can be traced back to the need of self-defense, hunting activities and the military training in ancient china. It is one of the Chinese traditional sports, which both the young and the aged would practice. It has gradually evolved into a unique element of Chinese culture. As a national treasure of China, Chinese martial arts, with hundreds of different styles, is the most practiced martial arts form in the world. Some styles imitate the movements of animals, while others are inspired by Chinese philosophy, myths and legends.
Wuzhen, an ancient water town of Zhejiang province, is located near the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. It is a attractive place with many ancient bridges, Chinese style hotels and restaurants. Over the past one thousand years, the water system and the lifestyle there haven't changed much, it is therefore a museum showing ancient civilizations. All rooms in Wuzhen are made of stone and wood. For hundreds of years, the locals have built houses and markets along the river. Numerous spacious and pretty courtyards lie among those houses, serving as surprises and waiting to be found wherever the tourists arrive.
Directions:For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a letter to express your thanks to one of your friends who helped you most when you were in difficulty. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
I’m writing this letter to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for your help when I was in trouble. You have been very kind and helpful since we knew each other.
Last week, I failed in the English examination. When I was in a blue mood and worrying about the make-up test, you came to my home after school and helped me with my English. With your help, I sailed through the exam .Your help means a lot to me, which but also helps me pass the examination but also gives me confidence in English.
Again, thanks so much for your enthusiastic help. Without your help, I couldn’t have passed the exam easily. I would like to give you a hand anytime you need help. I wish you every success in the future and we can exchange more viewpoints on study. Please have no hesitation in writing to me if you are in difficulty.
Directions:For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a letter to express your thanks to one of your school teachers upon entering college. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Dear Miss Wang,
I am writing this letter to express my sincere gratitude for your help in my study.
Without your help , my study would not ranks the top three in my class. It was you who always stood by me when I fell behind in study. You pointed my mistakes and told me how to make them right. You always worked tirelessly to train my patience and provided me with effective learning methods. Your continuous encouragement is my greatest motivation,which gives me confidence in myself. Your earnest instructions means a lot to me.
I sincerely hope that you can have a good health and stay happy.
Again, I sincerely thank you for your help!
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a letter to express your thanks to your parents or any family members upon making memorable achievement. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Dear Mom and Dad,
Although we are together morning and night, I still find it not enough to let you know how much I love you and how much I’ve appreciated the things you’ve done for me. I find that it will never be too much to say Thank You to you, my beloved parents.
First, I want to thank you for making all your efforts to bring me up. I was told that you were in poverty when I was born and it became even more difficult for a young couple to raise a child without any help from elder generation. So I appreciate your careful nursing very much for giving me a good health and the feeling of being loved. Second, I want to thank you for your good education on me. You are strict with my life and study. You do your best to supply me with good learning environment. It’s you that told me to to pursuit my own dreams without hesitation.
I feel honored and lucky to be your son, and I wish you live with happiness and longevity in late years.