First built in 2005, the Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway went into operation on December,26th,2009. Overall length of its main line is 1068 kilometers, and it goes through the following three provinces: Hubei, Hunan and Guangdong.
The speed of the Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway is 350km/h,the fastest speed in the world now, which makes it only three hours needed from Wuhan to Guangzhou, seven hours less than before. Besides, there are all kinds of facilities in the train, which make your trip safe and comfortable, so it is more humanitarian.
However, the only fly in the ointment is that the train fare is too high and the station is quite far away from the downtown area.
The Advantages of Online Payment
Online payment has been advocated around the world, which is the future way to pay bills. In China, Alipay is popular everywhere, even the small business can be finished by this advanced way. People play the joke that they don’t need to worry about the lack of cash. The advantages of online payment are obvious.
Firstly, it saves people’s time to pay bills. The use of online payment is carried out with a smart phone. Especially when we go to the supermarket, there are always a lot of people waiting in the long line. The process of costing customers’ time is to take out the cash or use the credit card, because both customers and cashiers need to count the money or check the bills. But now the cashier can just scan the phone and the bill will be paid and the customer can check quickly.
Second, people don’t have to worry about getting the fake cash. Many years ago, people were easy to get fake money as they received the change. But now, as the cash have been used less, people won’t receive the fake cash without paper money. With the development of new applications, our life will be much convenient.
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 smartphone. What you do is to 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.
With the development of the Internet and the popularization of computers, shopping on the Internet has become a commonplace in our life. Here consumers can buy almost everything they need.
Shopping on the Internet has a lot of advantages, of which themost important is perhaps its convenience. People don't haveto waste a lot of their energy and precious time to go from one shop to another to choose the commodities they like. This is especially desirable to the old, the sick and the busy people who cannot go to the shops in person（亲自）. The goods come in all shapes, sizes and colors on the Internet. All they need to do is to sit in front of their computers and click the mouses（点击鼠标）. The commodities they order will be delivered（运送）to them promptly.
However, shopping on the Internet also has its disadvantages. The first disadvantage is that the consumers can't see the goods or try them on（试穿，试验） personally. Sometimes, the real goods may not be the same as what they have seen on the computer. The second disadvantage is that some shops on the Internet are not registered（注册）. They will never deliver anything to you after they get the money from you. Once cheated, you will find that you have nowhere to go to complain.
I am writing to offer my sincere congratulations
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 knowhow 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 contests. Finally, you succeeded in wining the online competition!
So I’m so happy that you become 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：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
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 strings and 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 CD of masterpieces of the Chinese Zither. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
参考词汇：patriotic 爱国的；crow 啼叫，报晓
The picture is about a Chinese idiom “wen ji qi wu”.
The picture is about aChinese idiom “wen ji qi wu”. This idiom originated from a well-known story happened in Xin Jin Dynasty. In order to serve their country well, two patriotic young men, named Zu Ti and Liu Kun, both got up and practised sword playing the moment they heard the cock crow. Day by day and year in, year out, they never stopped. Later, they all made great contributions to protecting their country.
Nowadays, people usually use the phrase “rising up upon hearing the crow of a rooster to practise sword playing” to signify that someone is exerting himself to do something worthwhile. It is also used to describe that a person of noble aspirations exerts himeself in time.
If you have any other questions about this idiom, please tell me.
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 happened in history to audience bysinging, 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. Isincerely hope that you can accept my invitation and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
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 lecture hall from 3 p.m to 5 p.m on 30th May. It is organized bythe 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 init.
The Student Union
May 10, 2018
Recently, students in our class have had a discussion on whether space is worth exploring.
30% of us thinkspace exploration is not worthwhile. They think space is too far away from us and our daily life. And the money spent on space exploration can be used to solve the earth’s problems such as starvation and pollution.
On the other hand, 70% thinkspace is worth exploring because we have benefited a lot from it, such as using satellites for communication and weather forecast. What’s more, with further space research, we may solve the population problem by moving to other planets one day. Also, space research will enable us to find new sources to solve the problem of energy shortages on the earth.
Future trends in computer science is one of the artificial intelligence，It is the research and artificial simulation of human thought and eventually be able to make a human like to think the same machine.For human services and to help people solve problems.
After all, people thought it was unique, there are feelings, there are a variety of character, this will be very difficult to achieve in the machine.In fact, to do the same as the human thinking machine, the only one of the artificial intelligence, is by no means all. Through the study of artificial intelligence, can resolve all kinds of scientific problems, and promote the development of other science, the artificial intelligence is the best!
I believe that the science of artificial intelligence is waiting for humanity to explore it step by step the real connotation.
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, I am Li Hua, from Yucai Middle School. It is a great honor for me, on behalf of our school, to deliver a speech about the changes of our village to you.
Our village is a small one with nearly 100 famrilfes and a bout500 people. It used to be very dirty and its people led a poor life . However, great changes have taken place since 1978 when the reform and opening-up policy was carried out. Now it is taking on a new look. Piles of tall buildings stand beside the clean streets and the people here enjoy acomfortable life.
In the past, many people did not have enough money to feed their family, let alone went to school. But now, not only can we study in theclear and clean classrooms. but we receive free compulsory education.Thanks to the Chinese Communist Party, without which, our life won't become better and better. May our hometown more and more beautiful.