Part IV                      Translation                   (30 minutes)

Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to translate a passage from Chinese into English. You should write your answer on Answer sheet 2.



In the past, for most Chinese people, it was too expensive to have a car. Nowadays, private cars are everywhere. Cars have become an essential part of people’s life, they not only drive cars to and from work, but also drive cars to travel. In some cities, the number of the cars increased so fast that crowded traffic and not enough parking lots are more and more serious problems. These city governments had to make new rules to control the number of cars on the roads. Because the air pollution is more and more serious, nowadays more and more people choose to buy new energy cars. Chinese government also made some methods to support the development of new energy cars.


In the past, owning a private car was a luxury for the majority of Chinese people. Nowadays, such cars are all over China. Cars have been an inseparable part of people’s life. Not only do people drive cars to commute, but they also travel by car. In some cities, the number of cars is growing so rapidly that the problems of congested traffic and insufficient parking spaces are increasingly severe. Municipal governments of these cities have to enact new regulations and limit the number of automobiles on roads. As the air pollution being more serious day by day, a growing number of people choose to purchase new energy cars. The Chinese government has also adopted some measures to support the development of new energy vehicles.