It is amazing for me to know that you show great preference for Tai Chi and are willing to learn it soon. I’ m quite sure that I can give you a hand gladly.
Tai Chi is not only an ancient martial art, but has also been widely acknowledged as an effective health exercise. Famous for its graceful and well-balanced movements, Tai Chi provides the mental relaxation and physical fitness that are so essential in our modern stressful lives.
Concerning your learning location and instructor, I’m so proud to tell you that I have the ability to recommend the best school and best trainer in our city to you, for actually my uncle is a master of Tai Chi who is always invited to instruct others all over the country. As a result, you can rely on me.
Looking forward to your coming!
3. 参考词汇：书法 calligraphy 毛笔 writing brush 砚台 ink stone
I’m glad to know you’re interested in Chinese Calligraphy. It’s my pleasure to tell you how to learn Chinese calligraphy.
As we all know, the four treasures of the study are writing brush, ink, paper and ink stone, which are essential to learn Chinese calligraphy. As to the way to learn it, I think, for one thing, you may study the basic structure of each Chinese character step by step；for another, choosing a good model book to copy is of great benefit to you.
Chinese calligraphy is a fine art of the excellent traditional cultures in China. Not only does it do good to health, but also it can cultivate morality and purify our souls.
Hoping you can come to China to enjoy it personally.
注意: 1. 词数不少于80；
提示词：智能手机 smartphone, 二维码 the QR code
I’m writing to tell you more about the new form of sharing bike mobike mentioned in your latest letter.
It’s very convenient to use if you have a smart phone. What you do is find a nearest mobike through the APP, scan the QR code on the bike, and enjoy your trip. Compared to other forms of sharing bike, the greatest advantage of mobike is that you can easily find one and never worry about where to park it. It is becoming a new trend as a means of transportation, which relieves the traffic pressure and does good to the environment as well.
Hope to ride a mobike with you in China.
It’s great to hear from you. I feel proud knowing your interest in Chinese literature. The set phrase you asked me means Trying to help seedlings grow by pulling them up. There is a story behind it.
A man in the Song State was anxious about the slow growth of his seedlings. One day, he went to the field and pulled them upward one by one. He came back tired and said to his family, “I’m exhausted today, for I have helped the seedlings grow much taller all at once.” Hearing this, his son ran to look at the seedlings. To his horror, all of them had dried up and died.
This set phrase means that growing against the law of development in things and being overanxious for quick results will make things worse.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
How are you doing? I wonder if you could sell some Chinese knots for me.
I made them myself with red silk threads, cloth and other materials. They look really beautiful in the shape of a diamond, about 5 inches long and 4 inches wide. In China, these knots stand for friendship, love and good luck. People can either give them as gifts to friends or hang them in their houses.
They are only 12.99 US each. If anyone wants to know more about the knots, let them write to me. Also,do let me know if you need further information. Thank you!
1. 参加中文学习班; 2.看中文书刊、电视; 3.学唱中文歌曲; 4.交中国朋友。
1. 词数150左右; 2. 可适当增加细节; 3. 开头语已为你写好，不计入总词数。
Dear Peter ,
I'm glad to receive your letter asking for my advice on how to learn Chinese well.
Here are a few suggestions. First, it is important to take a Chinese course, as you'll be able to learn from the teacher and practice with your fellow students. Then, it also helps to watch TV and read books, newspapers and magazines in Chinese whenever possible. Besides, it should be a good idea to learn and sing Chinese songs, because by doing so you'll learn and remember Chinese words more easily. You can also make more Chinese friends. They will tell you a lot about China and help you learn Chinese.
Try and write to me in Chinese next time.
参考词汇：中华经典文学朗诵 Chinese Classics Reciting
In order to improve the students’spoken Chinese and encourage them to read more Chinese classics, a Chinese Classics Reciting contest among the students will be held in the school lecturehall from 3 p.m to 5 p.m on 30th May. It is organized by the Student Union. Those who want to take part in the contest, please sign up in the Student Union office before May 20th. The contesters should recite Chinese classics individually or in a group. The first 10 winners will be given prizes. Everyone is welcome to participate in it.
May 10, 2016
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 glad to hear from you. I feel proud knowing you are interested in Tang poems.
As for my favorite poet, it must be Li Bai. Living in a golden age of Chinese poetry, Li Bai is best known for his rich imagination and striking imagery in his poety, as well as for his great love for liquor. Many of his poems will remain today. Li Bai is regarded as the greatest romantic poet of the Tang Dynasty.
What I appreciate most are his landscape poems, which are clear and natural in words with profound messages. They convey his strong love for nature, friends and the people.
注意：1. 词数100左右；2. 可适当增加细节，以使行文连贯。
Dear David :
How’s everything going? As your birthday is drawing near, I’ve prepared a gift for you. It’s a Chinese painting “bamboo”, which I specially drew for you.
In Chinese culture, bamboo carries many best wishes and excellent qualities. On one hand, it stands straight and stays green all year round, so it’s always full of life. I wish you as strong and energetic as a bamboo. On the other hand, it’s hard outside but hollow inside. If compared to a bamboo, one is usually considered to be strong-willed and modest. All in all, we use bamboo to represent a noble and gentle person.
I hope you like the gift and wish you a happy birthday.
根据以下要点提示写一篇题为 Chinese tea 的短文，向外国朋友介绍中国的茶文化。
It is 4,000 years since the Chinese began to grow and drink tea.
There’re many kinds of tea in China, of which Longjing Tea is famous all over the world. Tea is usually drunk in tea sets. A tea set is made up of a tea pot and some teacups, which are both made of china.
Most Chinese are fond of drinking tea. Tea is served not only at tea house and restaurants but also at home. People also drink tea during breaks at offices or factories. It has been discovered that drinking tea does a lot of good to people’s health.
A cup oftea can make you relaxed and refreshed. And it’s said that green tea can prevent cancers. That’s why tea is becoming more and more popular with people.
参考词汇：the Chinese Zither 古筝；plucked instruments 拨弦乐器；
string 琴弦；sonorous 圆润低沉的；the Chinese piano 东方钢琴
I have gladly received your letter telling me that you’re interested in traditional Chinese musical instruments. Now, I’d like to tell you something about the Chinese Zither, one of the most ancient Chinese musical instruments with a long history of over 2500 years.
The Chinese Zither is a plucked instrument and is played with both hands. In the early times it had 5 stringsand has developed into 21 to 25 strings up to now.
The Chinese Zither has a wide range and sonorous sound. As its playing appears and sounds like playing the piano,the Chinese Zither is sometimes called “the Chinese piano”.
Enclosed with the letter is a CDof masterpieces of the Chinese Zither. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
I am writing to offer my sincere congratulations to you on your winning the first prize in the Chinese Chess Network Challenge. As your friend, I just want you to know how glad I am at your success.
“Everything comes to him who waits.”For these years, you’ve shown great interest in Chinese chess and kept on practicing it every day. Not only have you read many books about Chinese chess strategy, but also you have competed in all kinds of Chinses chess contest. Finally, you succeeded in wining the online competition!
So I’m so happy that you become the champion of this network challenge. At last, I hope to play Chinese chess with you so that we can make progress together. Please tell me when you have time.
参考词汇：quintessence 精华，精粹；ornate 华丽的
I came to see you but you were out. I’d like to invite you to see Beijing Opera with me next week, since you have always wanted to know more about Chinese culture since the first day to China.
With a history of nearly 200 years, Beijing Opera is a form of traditional Chinese theatre, which is considered as the quintessence of Chinese culture. The performers in ornate costume perform various stories that happened in history to audience by singing, dance and motions. I can tell you more about it when we meet.
Please let me know when you will be free and I will buy the tickets in advance. I sincerely hope that you can accept my invitation and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
On the losing of traditional culture
It’s widely noted that lots of traditional cultures are disappearing along with the development of technology. Many ancient architectures and traditional ways of living have been deserted. It seems that the traditional culture and craftsmanship will be replaced in this modern era.
The following reasons can account for the above phenomenon. Firstly, traditional technologies are always considered ineffective while the new sciences are always highly efficient, because modern science and technology facilitate both our daily and academic life a lot, with which we can save much money and time. Secondly, it is costly to protect the traditional culture, especially the maintenance and repair of the historical buildings.
In my opinion, although traditional culture is an ancient heritage, it couldn’t keep pace with the development of society. It is the tide of history that the traditional culture and technology will no doubt be eliminated in the end.
My view on the “Campus Star” Contest
At an age of character and individuality being encouraged and demonstrated, we see various “stars” pop up—singing stars, dancing stars, movie stars and sport stars. etc. Many schools even hold contests to choose their “Campus Stars”. Although these activities make our cultural life in campus more colorful and various, a lot of problems spring up at the same time.
First of all, these activities can result in the swelling of vanity in some students, making them become arrogant, or even feel superior to other students. Moreover, these activities can greatly distract the students from their study. In order to become a star, they will, without any doubt, spend a lot of time and energy on the preparation and competition. The focus of their academic life will be shifted, and even worse, they become too enthusiastic about extracurricular activities and hate the academic knowledge ad skills they need to grasp for their future development.
On the whole, I think these various “ Campus Star” contests should be controlled in the campus. After all, schools are different from any other social institutions. Extracurricular activities should be encouraged, but they should be helpful to the students’ academic study and all-round development.
话题： How to enhance the sense of happiness
The sense of happiness is of great significance. As a vital factor of life, it brings us power, arouses our enthusiasm for loving life, and helps us to create a promising future. However, in contemporary China, it has become a trend for Chinese people to hold different views about happiness and the way to enhance it.
In addition to material basis, the sense of happiness also refers to several other aspects. Firstly, based on a recent survey, a majority of individuals admit that they are no longer content with being fed and clothed adequately, and their happiness depends more on their success in careers, friendship and love. Secondly, a great many people claim that health is the key to their sense of happiness. It is health that enables them to build up a solid foundation for anything significant.
As a student, I am convinced that never can money equal happiness. To enhance our sense of happiness, we should educate, advocate and encourage our friends and classmates to enrich their knowledge, broaden their horizons and cultivate their ability.
1．尊重习俗； 2．不高声喧哗； 3．其他。
I’ve read your discussion on how to behave properly while traveling. Every year, a great many holiday makers go out for sightseeing and relaxation. While they are enjoying themselves, some of them behave rudely, which causes a big concern. How to be a civilized tourist has become a heated topic.
In my opinion, it is necessary to watch our manners. First, we must respect and follow local customs. Besides, we’d better not talk loudly in public places to avoid disturbance to others. Also, be aware that queue jumping is unacceptable in many countries.
More importantly, if we travel abroad, we should bear in mind that we are representing our country, so we need to be cautious about how we act. Only in this way can we enjoy our trips and have beautiful memories as well.
Protect Traditional Chinese Culture
The protection of national and folk culture is of great significance to Chinese cultural diversity and also to the harmonious development between local economic and social development. It is reported that the Guangdong government pays special attention to protecting Chaoju(潮剧)， a local drama born in Chaozhou in the eastern Guangdong province.
In my opinion, some measures should be taken to protect traditional culture effectively. To start with, we should make a law to regulate the society’s performance. Besides, we should draw more people’s attention to it, for the more they know about the importance of culture protection, the stronger support we can get from the public.
In a word, it is high time for us to treasure and develop our own valuable culture.
提示词语：traditional Chinese culture, tea house, Peking Opera, paper cutting
I’m glad that you will come to Beijing soon. There are lots of places of interest in Beijing. In order to experience traditional Chinese culture better, I do recommend Beijing Hutong tour.
First, we’re going to go sightseeing along the lanes in Hutong. The houses in Hutong are traditional, such as Siheyuan. From them, you can imagine how people used to live. Of course you can stop anywhere you like and it is interesting to take pictures or have a close look. Second, we are going to pay visits to a Hutong family. We can have lunch there and have a short talk with the local residents, which can help you learn about many stories of the past. We can not only appreciate the dramatic changes that Hutong has undergone, but also see evidence of the history of Beijing, experience the old way of life and experience traditional Beijing culture.
In a word, Hutongs are the homes of common people in the past. It is easy to know how people lived and had fun in the old days. So it is a good choice to learn about traditional Chinese culture.
I’m looking forward to your coming.
提示词语：eat, get together, share, happy, special
I’m glad to hear that you are interested in traditional Chinese festivals.
My favorite festival is the Mid-Autumn Festival. It usually comes in September or October. On that day, our family members usually get together and have a nice meal. After that, I always admire the moon and share mooncakes with my families.
I love this festival because I like eating mooncakes. They are in the shape of a full moon. They carry people’s wishes to the families they love and miss.
In short, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a day of pleasure and happiness. I hope that my letter will help you know more about Chinese festivals.
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