话题1：孔子思想及孔子学院 （一）邀请信 假定你是李华，你校外教David对中国传统文化很感兴趣。本周六你们学校邀请清华大学的王教授到校举行“孔子及其思想”的讲座。请给David发一封电子邮件，邀请他来参加并介绍讲座的有关事宜。 1. 讲座时间：5月7日（星期六）上午8:00—11:00； 2. 讲座地点：3号教学楼一楼102室； 3. 活动安排：听讲座，讨论及提问，诵读孔子经典名句等。 参考词汇：Confucius →孔子, Confucianism →孔子思想, Tsinghua University →清华大学 Confucius classics recitation →孔子经典朗诵 【参考范文】 Dear David, I’m writing to invite you to the lecture on “Confucius and Confucianism” which will be made by Professor Wang from Tsinghua University. It will be held in Room 102 on the first floor of No. 3 building on May 7th this Saturday. As far as I know, you like the traditional culture of China, so you will enjoy it. The lecture will last three hours from 8 a. m to 11 a. m. The activity mainly consists of three parts, two-hour listening to the lecture, half an hour’s discussion and thirty-minute Confucius classics recitation. I will be very glad if you come. Looking forward to your early reply. Yours, Li Hua （二）推荐信 假定你是李华，你的美国朋友Jack想学习汉语，你推荐他去孔子学院，请给他写封邮件，内容包括： 1.推荐理由； 2.相关课程，如中国历史，传统文化等。 参考词汇：孔子学院Confucius Institute 【参考范文】 Dear Jack, I'm more than pleased to know that you are eager to learn Chinese. Confucius Institute may be a good choice, which is intended for the Chinese learners who are not native. Confucius Institute provides various interesting subjects. You will learn Chinese history and traditional culture as well as Chinese writing. Also, you have more chances to talk with classmates in Chinese. Besides, teachers will introduce some Chinese traditional festivals, such as the Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Day and Mid-Autumn Day. Some relevant activities will be held during different festivals, such as making dumplings or eating zongzi, where you can not only enjoy delicious meals but also have a good knowledge of Chinese life. I hope you will find my recommendation helpful and attractive. Yours, Li Hua （三）祝贺信 假定你是李华，你的英国朋友Lucy在当地的一所孔子学院(Confucius Institute)学习。你刚获悉她在学院举办的中文诗词(poetry)比赛中荣获一等奖。请你用英语给她写一封电子邮件表示祝贺，并希望她有机会来中国深造。 【参考范文】 Dear Lucy， I’m pleased to learn you’ve just won the first prize in the Chinese poetry competition held in your institute. I’m writing to offer my sincere congratulations to you. It came as no surprise to me because I know you love Chinese culture, especially Chinese poetry, and you’ve been studying in a local Confucius Institute for years. I’m so proud to see all your efforts have paid off. I hope you can have a chance to come to China for further study in the near future and have a better understanding of my country. Wish you greater progress in the study of Chinese poetry. Yours， Li Hua 话题2：介绍中国节日文化 （一）邀请信 假定你是李华，元宵节即将到来之际，你想请初来你校的英国交换生John一起体验这一传统节日。请你用英语给他写一封电子邮件。内容包括： 1. 写信目的； 2. 节日简介； 3. 希望对方回复。 【参考范文】 Dear John, I’m very pleased to invite you to enjoy a traditional Chinese festival — the Lantern Festival. First, I’d like to tell you something about the festival, which is celebrated on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar year. It is one of the biggest holidays in China. Several days before it, people begin to make lanterns, which are made in the shape of different animals, vegetables, fruits and many other things. Meanwhile, people usually write riddles on them. On the eve of it, all the lanterns are hung up. People appreciate them and guess the riddles. Why not come and enjoy the strong atmosphere of the festival? I hope you can make it. Looking forward to your reply. Yours, Li Hua （二）回信。 假设你是李华。你的美国笔友Susan对中国的清明节（The Qingming Festival/ Tomb Sweeping Day）很感兴趣。请你给她写封e-mail回复，主要内容如下： 1. 清明节在每年的4月4日至6日之间，有2500年的历史，是祭拜祖先，悼念已逝的亲人的日子。 2. 人们清扫墓地，除去杂草，把鲜花、食物等物品摆放在亲人墓前。 3. 清明节，也是春耕开始和春游等户外活动的好时候。 【参考范文】 Dear Susan, Since you mentioned your interest in the Qingming Festival, I did some research and have learned a lot about this traditional festival. Qingming Festival, also called the Tomb Sweeping Day, is usually celebrated between April 4 and April 6. This festival dates back to 2,500 years ago. It’s a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away. When visiting the tombs of their lost loved ones, people usually sweep away the dirt and get rid of any weeds. They also offer varieties of food and flowers in front of the tomb. Some even burn paper money, hoping to keep the ancestors happy, as Chinese believe that the spirits of past ancestors look after the living. Qingming Festival also marks the beginning of the planting season and outdoor activities. So, in a way, on this day both life and death are respected. When and how do you pay your respect to your ancestors? Look forward to your reply. Yours, Li Hua （三）介绍 来自美国的Brown老师看到中国过新年时家家门口贴着“福”字，而且还“倒”着，感到很好奇。请根据下面的内容以Li Hua的名义给他写信做个介绍： 1、“贴倒福”是中国春节的传统习俗。 2、“福”字意思是“幸福”，把它倒贴意指“幸福到了” 3、还把“福”字设计成各种图案。以前多为手写，现在都是买它。 4、是人们对来年幸福的向往。 Note: 福 Blessing 贴倒福: Upside down Blessing 【参考范文】 Dear Mr. Brown, From your letter I learned that you are curious about the “Upside down blessing”. Now let me introduce it to you briefly. “Upside down blessing” is a traditional custom in our China in Spring Festival. As you know, blessing means “happiness”. Putting it up upside down is to tell people that the “happiness” is coming. Besides, the “blessing” is also designed in all kinds of pictures. In old days, it is written by hand but now you can buy it everywhere before Spring Festival. In fact, I think it shows an idea that people look forward to “Happiness”. Do you understand? （四）假如你是李华，你校外教Mr. Johnson打算在中国过春节。请你用英文给他写一封电子邮件，内容包括: 1．邀请他与你共度佳节； 2．介绍当地传统文化景点； 3．表达期待和祝愿。 【参考范文】 Dear Mr. Johnson, I'm glad to hear that you will celebrate the Spring Festival in China this year. The Spring Festival is the most important festival in China, when people will have a big dinner and set off fireworks to welcome its coming. We'll be honored to have you enjoy our New Year's Eve together. During the festival, you can make a trip to Yangjiabu, which is well worth visiting. Some traditional Chinese artworks like paper－cuttings are displayed there and they are the symbols of our local cultural relics. I would appreciate it if you could accept my invitation. Best wishes for a happy Spring Festival in China. Looking forward to your early reply. Yours, Li Hua （五）假定你是李华，你的留学生同学Smith对中国传统文化很感兴趣，想要了解端午节。请你写信向他介绍中国的传统节日——端午节。包括以下要点： 1)端午节的时间及起源（农历五月初五）； 2)端午节的习俗； 3)邀请他端午节那天和你一起过节。 【参考范文】 Dear Smith, Knowing that you are interested in a traditional Chinese festival, which is called Dragon Boat Festival by Chinese, I am writing to introduce it to you. The dragon boat festival falls on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month in honor of the great poet, Qu Yuan. As is known to us, in order to warn the king, Qu yuan sacrifice his life to jump into the Miluo river. People were touched by his behavior and set the day he died as a festival to show honor to him. On that day, we often eat rice-dumplings and drink a special wine. Besides, what should be stressed is the dragon-boat racing, which is very interesting and exciting.people gather on the both sides of the river to watch the participators spare no effort to make for the finishing line. The dragon boat festival is approaching. Would you like to join us to spend it? Looking forward to your coming. Yours, Lihua （六）中秋节是流行于中华名族与汉字文化圈诸国的传统文化节日。请以“中秋节”为题，写一篇介绍中秋节的短文，内容包括： 1.农历八月十五日是中秋节，在中国它是最重要的传统节日之一。 2..中秋节家人团聚，吃月饼。月饼种类繁多，美味可口，形状是圆的，像月亮。 3.中秋之夜，人们常常在户外边吃月饼边赏月边谈论。 参考词汇：家庭聚会 a family reunion 【参考范文】 The Mid-Autumn Festival August 15th in Chinese Lunar Calendar is the Mid-Autumn Day. It is one of the most important traditional festivals in China. On that day people usually go back home to have a family reunion. Family members get together to have a big dinner. The most popular food is moon cakes. There are all kind of moon cakes, which are delicious.They are round and look like the moon. The moon is the brightest that night. People eat the tasty mooncakes while they are enjoying a beautiful full moon in the open air. At that time, some old people would like to tell many past events and tell the children a story about the rabbit on the moon.The children really believe that there is a rabbit on the moon. They hope to go to the moon and have a look one day. What a great festival! 话题3：文化交流活动 （一）假如你是新华中学的学生会主席李华，你校学生会应英国Westminster School邀请，下星期将到该校进行交流访问，向该校学生介绍中国传统文化。请你给该校联系人Mr. Smith写一封邮件，信的要点如下： 1. 感谢对方的邀请 2. 询问食宿、活动安排和说明要介绍的传统文化内容 3. 祝愿交流活动成功 【参考范文】 Dear Mr. Smith, I am Li Hua, chairman of the Student Union of Xin Hua High School. Thank you for inviting us to visit your school next week, for which we do feel honored. Now I am writing for more detailed information. Since it will be our first trip to Britain, we would like to know details about our accommodation arrangement. If possible, we prefer to live in host families to experience British culture. Besides, could you please e-mail our schedule to me at your convenience? Finally, in terms of Chinese traditional culture, considering that there is growing interest in Tang Poems, we plan to introduce this great cultural treasure. For better interaction, fellow students of your school can prepare some relative questions beforehand. I'd appreciate it if you could give us an early reply. Wish our interaction activity a great success! Thank you for your attention! Best wishes! Yours, Li Hua （二）假设你是晨光中学学生会主席李华。得知美国网友Chris计划今年七月到你校参加关于中国传统文化的交流会。请根据以下提示，给他写封邮件。 (1)表示欢迎； (2)介绍毛笔字、京剧、泥人张在中国文化中的作用及影响； (3)询问对方的其他需求。 参考词汇: 毛笔字the writing brush 京剧Peking opera 泥人张Clay Figurine Zhang 【参考范文】 Dear Chris, I'm glad to learn that you are coming to my school to participate in a communication meeting about Chinese customs in July. When it comes to the communication meeting, there are several aspects that I am willing to share with you as follows: First of all, the writing brush has a long history in China. It represents one of the four treasures of study, which also include paper, ink and ink stone. Without the writing brush, Chinese painting and calligraphy could not have achieved such distinct features, and thus would not have enjoyed such great success around the world. Second, Peking opera is a national treasure with a history of more than 200 years. Peking opera has become more and more popular with people all over the world, and it has made an excellent contribution to cultural exchange between China and the West. Finally, Clay Figurine Zhang is a wonderful and unique national work of art. Clay Figurine Zhang has a variety of themes, which have gained wide acceptance and recognition. In recent years, Clay Figurine Zhang has been serving as a bridge of cultural exchanges between China and other countries. By the way, do you have any other help? If there is any demand, I would be very happy to help. I am looking forward to your coming. Yours, Li Hua （三）假定你是李华。你的美国笔友Tom对中国文化有浓厚的兴趣。恰好你校今年暑假将为外国学生举办一场汉语夏令营活动(Chinese Summer Camp)，请你给他发一封电子邮件，内容包括： 1.时间和地点; 2.内容：学习日常汉语、了解中国历史和传统文化、参观博物馆等; 3. 报名方式和截止时间。 【参考范文】 Dear Tom, Here comes a piece of good news. Chinese Summer Camp, which is intended for international students, is going to be held in our school this summer vacation. Since you are obsessed with Chinese culture, I'd like to invite you to join it. The Camp is scheduled to last 11 days, from July 18 to July 28. It covers a wide variety of cultural activities, ranging from studying Chinese daily expressions to attending some lectures on Chinese history and traditional culture. As we all know, language is closely related to culture, so I'm convinced that you can dig out Chinese cultural features from language study. In addition, the Camp provides a chance for you to visit some famous museums, which is the best way to learn about the country. By admiring the historical relics, you will definitely gain a better understanding of the country. If you want to be part of it, please sign up for it before July 2nd at our school website. Looking forward to your early reply. Yours, Li Hua （四）假定你是李华，你的语文老师Mr．Li受邀于三月初去英国一所学校进行交流。他将做关于中国传统文化的报告，并与英国学生互动（interact）。他请你用英语给对方负责人 Ms．Jenkins写一封邮件，希望提前安排好。 【参考范文】 Dear Ms. Jenkins, On behalf of my Chinese teacher, Mr．Li，I am writing to inform you that he will be invited to visit your school in early March. I am delighted to tell you what he has arranged． As a learned scholar，Mr．Li will deliver a speech about traditional Chinese culture， talking about the history if Chinese characters, paintings and Tang poetry. After that，he will interact with some students from England in your school hall, which will surely promote the cultural communication between two schools． How do you like the plan？I sincerely hope you could make arrangements in advance. Yours faithfully， Li Hua （五）假定你是李华，即将去美国参加一个中美文化夏令营活动。请你根据以下内容要点给你的朋友Mike写一封信，告知他你的美国之行。 1．此行的目的； 2．活动的内容； 3．你的期望。 参考词汇：中美文化交流 SinoUS cultural exchanges 【参考范文】 Dear Mike， I’m writing to tell you something about my trip to America. This summer I am to attend an English summer camp for SinoUS cultural exchanges, which I have long been dreaming about. This program is aimed at promoting the understanding of the people and culture between the two countries. During the twoweek English summer camp, we will visit some famous American universities, experience American culture and customs, and tour places of interest in the US. Furthermore, we will also be offered a platform to practise our spoken English in an authentic language environment. I’m sure that this program will help me better understand the cultural difference. Meanwhile, I can introduce my country to American students through this program, which will definitely be a great success. Looking forward to your reply. Yours, Li Hua （六）假如你叫李华，最近你的美国笔友Tony要来北京体验中国传统文化，请根据他的问题回复邮件，为他设计北京一日游活动，帮助他体验中国传统文化。请描述你们打算去的地方、具体的活动安排、以及这样安排的理由。 参考词汇：四合院 Siheyuan 胡同Hutong 【参考范文】 Hi! Tony, I’m glad that you will come to Beijing soon. 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, experiencing the old way of life and traditional Beijing culture. In a word, Hutongs were 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. Yours, Li Hua （七）假定你是李华，是某高中的一名学生。为了让更多的人了解中国优秀的传统文化，你校近日将举办中国传统文化展(The Traditional Chinese Culture Fair)。请给你的外教Mr. Smith写一封电子邮件，邀请他参加。邮件的内容包括： 1. 展会的宗旨、时间、地点以及参加人； 2. 展出内容：相关书籍、图片、实物等。 【参考范文1】 Dear Mr. Smith, I'm writing to invite you to the Traditional Chinese Cultural Fair to be held by our school at the Art Center this Friday afternoon, from 2pm to 5pm. Since this event aims to help more people learn about the traditional Chinese culture, the staff, all the students and their parents as well as anyone interested in it are welcome. At the Fair, related books, pictures, videos and objects will be exhibited, through which visitors will not only understand traditional Chinese culture better but also definitely feel the unique beauty of it. If you're interested, please come and enjoy it. And I'd be glad to offer any help. Looking forward to your early reply. Yours, Li Hua 【参考范文2】 Dear Editor, I'm a senior high school student. It’s reported that in China many children in mountainous areas still have no access to school because of poverty. Last week, our class held a discussion about how to help them to go to school and live a happy childhood. Here are our suggestions. First and foremost, some old textbooks and clothes can be collected and sent to those children so that they can be reused. As far as I'm concerned, we should save some of our pocket money and give it to those children in need. What's more, it's also very important to appeal to more people and social organizations to help and care for those poor children. We would appreciate it if you can, through the Teens, increase public awareness of the poor children's living conditions and call on more people to help them. Yours sincerely, Li Hua （八）假如你是李华，你校将举办中学生文化艺术节，请给你的英国朋友Peter写信，邀请他参加这次艺术节并请他表演一个节目．信的内容包括： 1) 演出地点、时间及参加人员； 2) 介绍艺术节主题：弘扬传统文化，促进文化交流． 参考词汇：中学生文化艺术节the Middle School Art Festival 承办 host 弘扬 carry forward 【参考范文】 Dear Peter， How is everything going？I'm honored and happy，hearing you are a fan of traditional Chinese Art and Culture．ere comes a piece of good news appealing to you．The Middle School Art Festival hosted by our school is drawing near． The festival is to carry forward traditional culture and promote cultural exchange．And it provides audience with a stage where they can sample different forms of traditional Chinese and foreign culture while putting on performance．Next Friday，on the 30th of June，the festival will be held in the Shiyu Building．All of us students will take part in it．I sincerely hope that you can join us in our performance．By the way，it will be nicer of you to show us something from your country，since it will satisfy our curiosity about Britain． All of us will feel graced with the presence of you and your family． Yours， Li Hua （九）你的美国朋友Chris目前在北京学习汉语，他对中国传统文化非常感兴趣。本周五下午你校将要举办一个文化讲座，请你根据以下提示给他写一封电子邮件，邀请他来参加。 1.农业大学张教授讲解中国茶文化的历史和传播； 2.讲座后有交流和品茶活动； 3.你将陪同Chris并帮其翻译讲解。 【参考范文】 Hi Chris, Good news! There will be a lecture in our school this Friday afternoon. Professor Zhang from University of Agriculture will tell us about the history and Spread of Chinese tea. This will be followed by a tea party and you can taste different kind of tea. I wonder if you want to participate in it. Don't worry about the language. I'll be with you and explain what you don't understand. If you don't have any prior appointment then, I am looking forward to your coming. Yours, Li Hua 话题4：汉语文化和汉语学习 （一）假设你是李华，在互联网上看到英国高中生 Tom登的一则启事：希望结识一位中国朋友，以便学习中国的语言和文化。请你以李华的名义用英文给Tom发一封电子邮件，主要内容包括： （1）你怎样得知David的愿望； （2）你愿意成为他的朋友； （3）你打算如何帮助他； （4）你盼望他的回复。 【参考范文】 Dear Tom, I’ve learned it from the Internet that you want to make a Chinese friend so as to learn the Chinese language and culture. I’m glad that you show such great interest in China and I would like to be your friend. I’ll try my best to write to you as often as possible to introduce you the Chinese culture. When you have an opportunity to come to China, I’ll teach you how to speak and show you around some famous historical places of interest. Anyway, I’m going to help you as much as I can. How do you think? I’m looking forward to your reply. Yours sincerely, Li Hua （二）假如你是郑州某中学的学生李华，你的英国朋友Jason非常喜欢中国的传统文化，作为交换生要来你校学习一年汉语，请用英语给他写一封电子邮件告知他将可能面临的困难或问题以及如何帮他克服困难，适应生活。 【参考范文】 Dear Jason, I am really pleased that you will be coming to our school to study Chinese. I think you'll face some difficulties in your study because Chinese is not easy to learn. You'll also suffer from homesickness because of living far away from your country, but there is no need to feel worried. Our classmates are very friendly and easygoing, so it'll be easy for you to get used to the life here. I'll introduce you to my family and friends, and you won't feel lonely, I'm sure. Besides, it'll help you to learn Chinese and Chinese culture. In a word, I'll try my best to make you feel at home, and I'm looking forward to meeting you. Yours, Li Hua 话题5：中国特色事物 （一）假定你是李华，从小喜爱大熊猫，一直通过有关网站关注几年前在美国动物园出生的大熊猫“苏琳”和她的母亲“白云”。现在苏琳即将过生日。请根据以下要点给动物园工作人员写一封信： 内容: 1. 自我介绍；2. 祝贺苏琳生日；3. 感谢工作人员；4. 索取苏琳的生日照片。 【参考范文】 Dear Sir/Madam, Greeting from China! I’m Li Hua, a student in Sichuan and I’ve been a panda lover since I was a child. About several years ago, I was delighted to learn that Baiyun gave birth to her daughter Sulin and I’ve been watching her grow on your website. Now her birthday is coming, so I’d like to wish her a happy birthday and to express my thanks to you for your hard work, because of which Sulin and her parents are living a happy and healthy life in the US. By the way, could I have a photo of Sulin taken on her birthday? Thank you very much in advance. Yours sincerely. Li Hua （二） 【参考范文】 （三） 【参考范文】 （四）假设你是红星中学高三学生李华。请根据以下四幅图的先后顺序，介绍在“传统文化进校园”活动中，向面人艺术家学习捏面人的过程，并以“A Day with a Craftsman”为题,给校刊“英语角”写一篇英文稿件。
提示词:一个面团a piece of dough 面人dough figurine
【参考范文】 Last Tuesday, our class invited an old craftsman to teach us how to make dough figurines. When the craftsman came into the classroom, we gave him a warm welcome and two boys helped him with the tool box. First, he showed us the basic steps and skills of making dough figurines. We stood around him and watched attentively. Then we started to have a try ourselves. The old man walked around and helped us patiently. Finally, we put the figurines we made on the table and took pictures with the old craftsman. Looking at the figurines, we were all very excited. We hope we can have more activities of this kind!
话题6：呼吁保护中国传统文化 （一）假定你是李华。最近China Daily就“如何看待中国传统文化”面向社会征稿。请你用英语给编辑写一封信，谈谈你自己的想法。要点如下： 1) 表明自己的立场（传统文化应该得到保护和传承）； 2) 给出你的理由； 3) 呼吁社会共同参与。 参考词汇：传承inherit 【参考范文】 Dear editor I'm writing to you to talk about my opinions about traditional Chinese culture. I think it's necessary for us to protect and inherit it. Here are some reasons. Firstly, as one of the ancient civilizations in the world, the traditional Chinese culture is the foundation of the development of our country, and it can provide spiritual motivation for Chinese economy. Secondly, it includes many inspiring and shocking events, through which we can learn some useful things to make our country develop more quickly. Last but not least, it is an important part of Chinese history, and inheriting it may make us stronger and benefit our growth. I hope Chinese government and citizens join in the campaign of protecting and inheriting traditional Chinese culture. We should make contributions and efforts to carry it forward. Yours, Li Hua （二）假定你是李华，你正在某国外中学做交换生，该校校报的“外国文化”栏目拟介绍中国传统文化，校报编辑Peter给你写信，咨询你的意见。请你给Peter写封回信，要点如下： 1．你认为最能代表中国文化的是什么？请说明理由； 2．我们应该如何更好地推广中国文化？ (至少两点) 【参考范文】 Dear Peter， Your letter reached me with pleasure. I'm so happy that the“Foreign Cultures”section in our newspaper will recommend Chinese traditional culture. From my perspective, there is no denying that Confucius is the most representative symbol of Chinese culture. As a philosopher, Confucius not only represents the traditional Chinese culture, but has been influencing us Chinese people since ancient times. Nowadays we can find lots of Confucius institutes around the world, which provide platforms for the foreigners to learn about Chinese culture. Undoubtedly, culture is a decisive factor for social development. As a country with a long history, China is rich in civilization and culture. To promote Chinese culture, we are supposed to provide various cultural exchange activities. What's more, establishing Confucius institutes all over the world is also a good idea. Meanwhile, attracting more foreign visitors to China to experience Chinese culture will have a far--reaching impact. I'll be glad if I could help you. Best wishes. Yours, Li Hua