Section Ⅰ English-Chinese Translation
This section consists of two parts, Part A "Compulsory Translation" and Part B "Optional Translation" which conprises "Topic 1" and "Topic 2". Translate the passage in Part A and your choice from passages in Part B into Chinese.
Part A Compulsory Translation
The Dreadlock Deadlock
In the fall of 1993 Christopher Polk transferred from FedEx's hub in Indianapolis to take over delivery route in Flatbush District, Brooklyn, N.Y. But moving to the country's largest community of Caribbean and African immigrants only precipitated a far more profound journey. "I was becoming culturally aware of the history of the black people," says Polk, now 31, "and that gave me these spiritual questions." His answer came providentially, by way of a music video featuring Lord Jamai, who raps about the Rastafarian belief in the sanctity of dreadlocks —the cords of permanently interlocked strands first worn by African chiefs perhaps 6,000 years ago.
Now a practicing Rastafarian, Polk sports thick garlands that gently cascade onto his shoulders. "Your hair is your covenant," he says. "Once you grow your locks, it puts you on a path."
Unfortunately, that path was a collision course with Federal Express's grooming policy, which requires men to confine their dos to "a reasonable style". After years of deliberation,
Part B Choice of Two Translations
Eurasians: The New Face of Asia
Fusion is in, not only as an abstract fashion concept, but in that most grounded of realities:mixed-blood people who walk, talk, and produce even more multiracial progeny. Most strange of all,these hybrids are finding themselves hailed as role models for vast masses in Asia with no mixed blood at all. "When I think of Asia, I don't necessarily think of people who look like me," says Declan Wong, a Chinese-Dutch-American actor and producer, "But somehow we've become the face that
sells the new Asia."
So maybe Asia's Eurasian craze is driven by the theories of that whitest of white men,conomist Adam Smith. As the world gets smaller, we look for a global marketing mien, a one-sizefits-all face that helps us sell Nokia cell phones and Palmolive shampoo across the world.
"For any business, you can't think locally anymore," says Paul Lau, general manager at Elite Model Management in Hong Kong, who has built up a stable of Eurasians for his internationally minded clients. "At the very least, you need to think regionally. Ideally, you should think globally." A global image helps sell products, even if no one but Filipinos would ever want to buy duck-fetus eggs or Thais the most pungent variety of shrimp paste. Yanto Zainal, president of Macsg09, a boutique ad agency in Jakarta, used all indos for a campaign for the local Matahari department store chain. "The store wanted to promote a more cosmopolitan image," he says. "Indos have an nternational look can still be accepted as ndonesian."
Channel V, the Asia-wide music television channel, was one of the first to broadcast the message of homogenized hybridism. "We needed a messenger that would fit in from Tokyo to the Middle East." Says Jonnifer Seeto, regional sales marketing manager for the channel, which began beaming its border-busting images in 1994. Star Veejay Asha Gill personifies the global look. When asked hat her ethnic heritage is, Gill, a Malaysian citizen, simply shrugs. "Oh, who knows," she says.
"I'm half Punjabi, mixed with some English, a little French and dribs and drabs of God knows what else." The 29-year-old speaks crisp British English, fluent Malay, and a smidgen of Punjabi. She grew up in a Kuala Lumpur neighborhood that was mostly Chinese, attended an English-speaking schoolnd was pals with Malay and Indian kids. Gill's Channel V show, broadcast in English, has a strong following in Malaysia, Japan and the United Arab Emirates. "I'm Hitler's worst nightmare," she says."My ethnicity and profession make me a global person who can't be defined in just one category."
Look at all the things around us: chairs, desks, cupboards, papers and pens in our classroom;motor cars, bicycles and buses in the streets; trees, plants and animals in the countryside; birds,aeroplanes and clouds in the sky; fishes, seaweeds and corals in the sea; stars, the moon and thesun in outer space. These and all other things including the human body, are examples of matter.Matter is anything that takes up space and has weight.
What Is Matter Made of ?
Since ancient times, learned men or philosophers have thought about matter and what it is made up of. One group of philosophers thought that matter was made .up of a substance called "hyle"(实质). Another group of philosophers said that matter was made up of four substances, namely earth,water, air and fire. A third group believed that matter was made up of very tiny particles which were too small to be seen. These particles were so small that they could never be further divided
into smaller particles. They gave the particles the name atoms which means "those which cannot be divided". The difference between the various kinds of atoms and the ways in which they were joined were supposed to result in the different kinds of matter.
All these ideas arose purely from the mind and were not based on investigation. For many years, people believed in the second idea. But actually it is the third idea that is nearer to our present concept of matter.
Dalton's Atomic Theory
Section Ⅱ Chinese-English Translation
This section consists of two parts，Part A "Compulsory Translation" and Part B "Optional Translation" which comprises "Topic 1" and "Topic 2". Translate the passage in Part A and your choice from passages in Part B into English.
4 Part A Compulsory Translation
Part B Choice of Two Translations