学习啦【英语优美段落】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-02
Each season here has its beauty: bright flowers in full bloom covering the green slopes in spring,spectacular summer thunderstorms which are rarely seen elsewhere, blue river srunning across the mountains overlaid with red maple leaves in fall, and snow-capped mountains and frosted pine trees in winter that stage a quiet solemn spectacle of particular interest. On a clear day one can see the peaks rising one after another. // When the sky is overcast, the horizon disappears into asea of clouds. Mount Tai is most famous for its spectacular sunrise and sunset. Its landscape and numerous historical sites have inspired many great classics of ancient writers, scholars and calligraphers. Mount Tai has long been the preferred gathering place of artists and poets.//
It is the 70th anniversary of both the world's anti-fascism war and the victory of China's Resistance War against Japanese Aggression this year. The Chinese people finally achieved the great victory of the anti-fascist war of the world after an everlasting bloody battle for 14 years. They made a great contribution for the protection of human civilization and the dependence of the world peace. China hopes to review history and look forward to the future together with its allies. To insist on remembering the history and the promise of never to fight will be their common goal. Only in this way can they build a brand new international relation, with win-win cooperation as its core, and make the world a more peaceful, more harmonious, more beautiful place to live in.
An increasing number of English-educated Chinese parents overseas have come to the realization that while English learning is indispensable to their children, it is essential that their kids have a good command of Chinese. China's rise has fully awakened their awareness of the fact that their kids can benefit from their bilingual ability which can not only enhance their competitiveness in the job market, but also facilitate their exposure to and familiarity with the two different cultures between the East and the West. They have hardly changed their attitudes towards Chinese. At one time they proudly declared that they knew English only. Now, they have begun to give full support to their kids learning Chinese and its culture, and they also make occasional visits to China,where they can enjoy its magnificent natural landscape and get to know its rich cultural heritage.
在中国悠久的历史长河中，出现了一些极其重要的发明，指南针(compass)是其中最重要的发明之一。根据古书记载，远古的人们在生产和斗争中利用天然磁体来指示方向。在战国时期(the Warring States Period)出现了最早的指南针——司南[sinan(a south.pointingladle)]。司南由刻有24个方位的“地盘(brass plate)”和一个由整块天然磁石制成的“(1adle)”两部分组成。到宋朝，沈括在《梦溪笔谈》(Dream Pool Essays)中对水浮式(floating)指南针作了介绍。这使得指南针能够首次应用于航海。指南针的发明促进了航海业的发展，不久经阿拉伯传入欧洲。
China's long history has witnessed some extremely important inventions, among which the compass is one of them. According to ancient records, people in remote antiquity employed natural magnet as direction-finding device in their production and struggle efforts. During the Warring States Period, there appeared the earliest form of compass---sinan (a south-pointing ladle), consisting of a brass plate on which 24 directions were careed and a ladle made from a single piece of natural magnet. In the Song Dynasty, Shen Kuo described in his book Dream Pool Essays the floating compass, which enabled the compass to be applied in navigation for the first time. The invention of the compass promoted the development of maritime undertakings, and it was soon introduced to Europe via Arab.
英语 中国功夫(chinese Kungfu)源远流长，有着上千年的历史。它蕴含着先哲们对生命和宇宙的参悟，是中华民族极其珍贵的文化遗产。练习中国功夫不仅可以强身健体，还能锻炼意志，修身养性。中国功夫的流派和类型五花八门，种类繁多，最著名的有少林功夫和太极拳(Tai Chi Chuan)。中国功夫日益成为中外影视作品的热门题材，励志的思想和令人赞叹的功夫动作，再加上爱情故事和幽默的情节，让中国功夫电影在全世界广受欢迎。
With a long history of more than one thousand years, Chinese Kungfu, which contains ancient Chinese philosophers' understanding of life and universe, is an extremely precious cultural heritage of the Chinese nation. Practicing Chinese Kungfu can build fitness as well as increase people's willpower and cultivate their moral character. There is a great variety of schools and styles of Chinese Kungfu, in which Shaolin Kungfu and Tai Chi Chuan are best-known. Chinese Kungfu has gradually become a hot theme of Chinese and foreign movies. The inspirational thought and amazing Kungfu moves, together with love stories and humorous plots, make Chinese Kungfu movies very popular all over the world.
在中国各种不同的传统民居中，四合院(quadrangle)是最典型和最具代表性的一种建筑。其不论规模大小，都由四面房屋及其围合的庭院组成。坐北朝南的房屋称为正房(main house)，东西两边的称为厢房(side house)，南房称为倒座房(reversely-set house)。贵族或富有人家往往还有走廊把正房和厢房连接起来。四合院里的生活从容、宁静，却又其乐融融。四合院一定程度上体现着社会的等级(hierachical)秩序和家庭的尊卑观念。四合院历史悠久，蕴含着深刻的文内涵(connotation)，是中国传统文化的载体。
The quadrangle is the most typical and representative building among various traditional Chinese residences. Quadrangles, large or small, consist of courtyards surrounded by houses along their four sides. The house on the north facing the south is called the main house or principal house, the house lies on the east or west sides is called the side house or wing house and the one stands on the south is called the reversely-set house. The main house and the side houses of the nobles or the rich are often connected together by corridors. Life in a quadrangle is calm and quiet, but not without joy and harmony. The quadrangle reflects to some extent the hierarchical order of the society and the concept of superiority and inferiority in the family. The time-honored quadrangle is a carrier of Chinese traditional culture with profound cultural connotations.