Faculty of Oriental Studies
FIRST-YEAR LANGUAGE COLLECTION
Trinity Term 2005
Friday, 19 June 2005, 2:30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
All questions must be answered.
PLEASE WRITE YOUR NAME ON EACH PAGE OF YOUR ANSWER SHEET
Do not turn over until told that you may do so.
Translate the following sentences into Chinese. Sentences 1-6 should be written in abbreviated characters and 7-12 should be written in unabbreviated characters.
1. The door is open. Please just put the TV set on the table next to my bed.
2. The new Beijing snack shop round corner is huge! How many people can it seat?
3. The shop assistant slowly put in front of me the ancient Jingdezhen porcelain tea bowl that she had taken from under the counter.
4. You shouldn’t smoke while you are talking to your Chinese teacher. It’s not very polite!
5. Who doesn’t smoke in China? Even 15 year old school girls smoke daily!
6. The sign that was hanging outside the Chinese Department has been taken away by those students who dislike doing modern Chinese literature.
7. It was last April that Mr. Wang flew over to England with a Chinese trade delegation.
8. I can speak a little Chinese. I learned Chinese for a few weeks when I was in Shanghai visiting my uncle last summer.
9. Although the teacher who teaches us Taijiquan swims much faster than I do, he doesn’t walk as quickly.
10. I haven’t been to China. Could you please tell me where the most interesting places are?
11. Last night, apart from writing eighty Chinese characters my classmate Gubo finished translating fifty sentences - but he did forty of them wrong.
12. We are about to start the class. Where are you going now? I have to watch a very important football match now. I must hurry!
Translate the following passages into English. (New Practical Reader Book II, pages 14-15)
Analyse the following sentences (which must be translated) to show their component clauses and phrases, and state the function of individual words and phrases.