The examiner asks the candidate about him/herself, his/her home, work or studies and other familiar topics.
1.E:What would you suggest a visitor should see and do in your country?
C: Well, as you know, China is an ancient country with a profound culture. It has nu-merous places of interest. I'll be more than obliged to introduce my country to a visitor if he comes to China. My first recommendation is Beijing, the capital of China. There are lots of fun places there, for example, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace...These are places that have held great historical and cultural values since the day of their creation. Other places such as Shanghai, a city crowned as the Oriental Pearl, Hangzhou, the most charming place in Southeast China, Gansu where the Silk Road used to run through and Inner Mon golia covered with endless prairie, are all famous touring resorts.
2. E: Are there any traditional arts or music you would recommend?
C: Of course. China has never been in shortage of arts and music throughout the histo ry. Chinese national painting is extraordinary in terms of the tools used which are Chinese brushes , ink and rice paper . So is the Chinese calligraphy whose various styles reflect the exquisiteness of the masters of this field. In the realm of music Peking Opera has been treated incontrovertibly as a national treasure. The tones and singing techniques are so charmingly unique that it makes audiences both home and abroad utterly overwhelmed.
3.E:Tell me about the kind of foreign visitors or tourists who go to your country.
C:OK.Hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors come to China for tours year ly. Visitors from other Asian countries, such as Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia contribute as the biggest proportion to the composition of foreign tourists leading visitors from Europe and America in the second and third places respective ly. The last contributors are from Oceania and some African countries whose tour ists take up a bit more than one twentieth of the total number. All of them come for different purposes in which sightseeing and recreation is listed as No.1, followed by meeting and business, and lastly visiting relatives and friends. The greatest numbers of visitors in terms of age from all the continents have found their consistency in the range from 25 to 44. And male tourists shared a bigger portion than their female counterparts in the total population of international visitors.
4.E:In what ways has tourism changed your country?
C: I'd say it's brought about many positive as well as a few negative influences to my country. It's true that tourism has dramatically boosted the economy of our nation by inviting visitors both home and abroad to tour in the popular resorts in China. Not only has tourism had itself greatly developed, it also has given a tremendous lift to several tourism-related industries, such as food production, hotel and restaurant franchisees and recreational businesses. While applauding for the benefits, we also witnessed the consequences caused by it. Damages to the ecosystem such as alteration of the living habits of animals and pollution to the natural environment are led to by the repetitive visits and the lack of awareness and necessary knowledge of environmental protection.