Topic: Chinese Culture and Foreign Culture
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悠久历史的：a history of thousands years
build China into a modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, hormonious and beautiful
假定你是李华，你的英国朋友Peter希望了解中国药 (traditional Chinese medicine)。请给他写一封邮件
I’m writing to tell you something about traditional Chinese medicine. Honestly speaking, traditional Chinese medicine has a history of thousands of years. Chinese people gained rich experience when they fought against illnesses. Thus, they have been knowing there are hundreds of medicine, which prove effective and efficient when used to treat diseases. These drugs are safe and have few side effects. Besides, they do little damage to livers and kidneys.
Li Shizhen, a Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist of the Ming dynasty, wrote a famous book on medicine, making great contributions to people around the world.
Looking forward to your reply.
I am very glad that you have written to ask about the symbolic meaning of the dragon.
Long ago, China was a developing agricultural country that badly relied on abundant rainfall or irrigation. Thus, ancient Chinese imagined there must be a powerful God in the sky who was in charge of rainfall and any other forms of water on earth. Later, we Chinese people, called ourselves the descendants of dragons, meaning agriculture fed us and hoping that we were brave, flexible and powerful enough like dragons to control our own fate from generation to generation.
Dragons are considered evil and dangerous in western culture. This suggests westerners and Chinese have different understandings of the world. Don’t you think different experiences can lead to different beliefs? It is always okay if we respect and tolerate cultural differences.
Hoping you can share your ideas on this.
注意：1. 词数150左右;2. 已给出的开头和结尾不计入总词数;可适当增加细节，以使行文连贯。
参考词汇：屈子祠Quzi Memorial Temple; 汨罗江Miluo River; 小吃snack
I am so excited and looking forward to your trip to Miluo. I am well prepared for our journeys and I am sure it would be a memorable trip for you and me. I have got a map of Miluo for you so that you would not get lost. Additionally, I have made a trip plan for you. At first, we will visit Quzi Memorial Temple, where you can enjoy Chinese traditional culture.With a long history and amazing architecture, you would be so proud of this construction. And then I want to take you to boat on Miluo River to have a look at the beautiful night views of the banks of Miluo. After that, we must have a taste of the special food especially snacks. It is important for people to come here. There would be another place we visit if we have time. It would be such a memorable trip!
I’m very excited to have you stay with me and I know that this trip will be a wonderful experience. I’m looking forward to meeting you!
注意：1. 词数100左右;2. 可以适当增加细节，以使行文连贯。
I’m Li Hua. How is everything going with you recently?
I’m writing to tell you that the Dragon Boat Festival is approaching, and I’d like to spend this traditional Chinese festival with my best friends. Would you like to come to my house and celebrate together on lunar May 5th? Some of my friends even plan to take part in the Dragon-boat race, for which they have been preparing carefully. You know, the race is to commemorate the great ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan. Finally, we will enjoy some delicious Zongzi made by my mother. During this time you are able to experience the excellent traditional cultural of China.
Looking forward to your early reply.
参考词汇:皮影戏Chinese shadow play
I'm glad to hear that you’re interested in traditional Chinese culture. I'm writing to tell you something a bout the study group for traditional Chinese culture.
As scheduled, the members of the group have lessons in the school hall every afternoon from Monday to Thursday. Up to now, forty students have joined us, ten of whom are exchange students from different countries. We learntraditional Chinese art such as Beijing Opera and Chinese shadow play under the guidance of professional teachers. The group provides a good opportunity to learn about traditional Chinese culture, especially for exchange students. I believe you'll like it the moment you join it.
Looking forward to your early reply.