Part Ⅳ Translation 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.
Maotai is the most famous liquor in China. On the eve of the founding of New China, it was selected as the liquor for state banquets. It is said that villagers along the banks of the Chishui River started brewing Maotai 4,000 years ago. During the Western Han Dynasty, people there produced high-quality Maotai and gave it to the emperor. Since the Tang Dynasty, this kind of local wine has been transported overseas through the Maritime Silk Road.
Maotai is soft in taste and special in fragrance. Moderate drinking can help relieve fatigue and has sedative effect, thus being widely loved by consumers at home and abroad
茶拥有5000年的历史。传说，神农氏( Shen Nong)喝开水时，几片野树叶子落进壶里开水顿时散发出宜人的香味。他喝了几口，觉得很提神。茶就这样发现了。自此，茶在中国开始流行。茶园遍布全国，茶商变得富有。昂贵、雅致的茶具成了地位的象征。今天，茶不仅是一种健康的饮品，而且是中国文化的一个组成部分。越来越多的国际游客一边品茶， 一边了解中国文化。
Tea has a history of 5000 years. Legend has it that when Shen Nong drank boiled water, several wild leaves fell into the pot and the boiled water immediately gave off a pleasant fragrance. After a few sips, he felt refreshed. This is how tea was discovered. Since then, tea has become popular in China. Tea plantations spread all over the country and thus tea merchants became rich. Expensive and elegant tea sets became a symbol of status. Today, tea is not only a healthy drink, but also an integral part of Chinese culture. More and more international tourists learn about Chinese culture while sipping tea.
If you travel to Beijing, you must do two things: one is to climb the Great Wall and the other is to eat Beijing Roast Duck. The famous Beijing Roast Duck was only limited to the royal court once, however, now it is available in hundreds of restaurants in Beijing. Beijing Roast Duck originated 600 years ago in the Ming Dynasty. Chefs from all over the country were selected to cook for the emperor in the capital of the country. It is considered as a great honor to cook in the royal court, and only those with outstanding cooking skills can get this job. In fact, it is these royal court chefs who have perfected the culinary art of Beijing Roast Duck.