I am writing to offer my sincere congratulations Congratulations again.
I am writing to offer my sincere congratulations to you on your winning the first prize in the Chinese Chess NetworkChallenge. As your friend, I just want you to know how glad I am at your success.
“Everything comes to him who waits.” For these years, you’ve shown great interest in Chinese chess and kept on practicing it every day. Not only have you read many books about Chinese chess strategy, but also you have competed in all kinds of Chinses chess contests.Finally, you succeeded in wining the online competition!
So I’m so happy that you become champion of this network challenge. At last, I hope to play Chinese chess with you so thatwe can make progress together. Please tell me when you have time.
参考词汇：the Chinese Zither 古筝；plucked instruments 拨弦乐器；string 琴弦；sonorous 圆润低沉的；the Chinese piano 东方钢琴
I have gladly received your letterBest wishes!
I have gladly received your letter telling me thatyou’re interested in traditional Chinese musical instruments. Now, I’d like to tell you something aboutthe Chinese Zither, one of the most ancient Chinese musical instruments with a long history of over 2500 years.
The Chinese Zither is a plucked instrument andis played with both hands. In the early times it had 5 strings and has developed into 21 to 25 strings up to now.
The Chinese Zither has a wide range and sonorous sound.As its playing appears and sounds like playing the piano, the Chinese Zither is sometimes called “the Chinese piano”.
Enclosed with the letter is a CD of masterpieces of the Chinese Zither.I hope you’ll enjoy it.
参考词汇：patriotic 爱国的；crow 啼叫，报晓
The picture is about a Chinese idiom “wen ji qi wu”.
The picture is about aChinese idiom “wen ji qi wu”. This idiom originated from a well-known story happened in Xin Jin Dynasty. In order to serve their country well, two patriotic young men, named Zu Ti and Liu Kun, both got up and practised sword playing the moment they heard the cock crow. Day by day and year in, year out, they never stopped. Later, they all made great contributions to protecting their country.
Nowadays, people usually use the phrase “rising up upon hearing the crow of a rooster to practise sword playing” to signify that someone is exerting himself to do something worthwhile. It is also used to describe that a person of noble aspirations exerts himeself in time.
If you have any other questions about this idiom, please tell me.
参考词汇：quintessence 精华，精粹；ornate 华丽的
I came to see you but you were out. I’d like toinvite you to see Beijing Opera with me next week, sinceyou have always wanted to know more about Chinese culture since the first day to China.
With a history of nearly 200 years,Beijing Opera is a form of traditional Chinese theatre, whichis considered as the quintessence of Chinese culture. The performers in ornate costume perform various stories happened in history to audience by singing, dance and motions. I can tell you more about it when we meet.
Please let me know when you will be freeand I will buy the tickets in advance. I sincerely hope that you can accept my invitation and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
参考词汇：中华经典文学朗诵 Chinese Classics Reciting
In order toimprove the students’ spoken Chineseand encourage them to read more Chinese classics, a Chinese Classics Reciting Contest amongthe students will be held in the school lecture hall from 3 p.m to 5 p.m on 30th May. It is organized bythe Student Union. Those whowant to take part in the contest, please sign up in the Student Union office before May 20th. The contesters should recite Chinese classics individually or in a group. The first 10 winners will be given prizes.Everyone is welcome toparticipate init.
The Student Union
May 10, 2016
First built in 2005, the Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway went into operation on December,26th,2009. Overall length of its main line is 1068 kilometers, and it goes through the following three provinces: Hubei, Hunan and Guangdong.
The speed of the Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway is 350km/h,the fastest speed in the world now, which makes it only three hours needed from Wuhan to Guangzhou, seven hours less than before. Besides, there are all kinds of facilities in the train, which make your trip safe and comfortable, so it is more humanitarian.
However, the only fly in the ointment is that the train fare is too high and the station is quite far away from the downtown area.
The Advantages of Online Payment
Online payment has been advocated around the world, which is the future way to pay bills. In China, Alipay is popular everywhere, even the small business can be finished by this advanced way. People play the joke that they don’t need to worry about the lack of cash. The advantages of online payment are obvious.
Firstly, it saves people’s time to pay bills. The use of online payment is carried out with a smart phone. Especially when we go to the supermarket, there are always a lot of people waiting in the long line. The process of costing customers’ time is to take out the cash or use the credit card, because both customers and cashiers need to count the money or check the bills. But now the cashier can just scan the phone and the bill will be paid and the customer can check quickly.
Second, people don’t have to worry about getting the fake cash. Many years ago, people were easy to get fake money as they received the change. But now, as the cash have been used less, people won’t receive the fake cash without paper money. With the development of new applications, our life will be much convenient.
提示词：智能手机 smartphone，二维码 the QR code
I’m writing to tell you more about the new form of sharing bike--mobike mentioned in your latest letter.
It’s very convenient to use if you have a smartphone. What you do is to find a nearest mobike through the APP, scan the QR code on the bike, and enjoy your trip.
Compared to other forms of sharing bike, the greatest advantage of mobike is that you can easily find one and never worry about where to park it. It is becoming a new trend as a means of transportation, which relieves the traffic pressure and does good to the environment as well.
Hope to ride a mobike with you in China.
With the development of the Internet and the popularization of computers, shopping on the Internet has become a commonplace in our life. Here consumers can buy almost everything they need.
Shopping on the Internet has a lot of advantages, of which the most important is perhaps its convenience. People don't have to waste a lot of their energy and precious time to go from one shop to another to choose the commodities they like. This is especially desirable to the old, the sick and the busy people who cannot go to the shops in person（亲自）. The goods come in all shapes, sizes and colors on the Internet. All they need to do is to sit in front of their computers and click the mouses（点击鼠标）. The commodities they order will be delivered（运送）to them promptly.
However, shopping on the Internet also has its disadvantages. The first disadvantage is that the consumers can't see the goods or try them on（试穿，试验） personally. Sometimes, the real goods may not be the same as what they have seen on the computer. The second disadvantage is that some shops on the Internet are not registered（注册）. They will never deliver anything to you after they get the money from you. Once cheated, you will find that you have nowhere to go to complain.
In recent years,Wechat is becoming increasingly popular. Many people express themselves, exchange ideas and deliver information（发信息） by Wechat.
There are a number of reasons for Wechat to be known. To begin with, Wechat is a relative cheap way of communication,which cuts down a great deal of the cost of making a phone call. Next,Wechat is to the taste of （满足…的口味）the majority of people. Its attractive interface（程序）and various functions are loved wildly. Furthermore, convenience also accounts for its popularity. It is available everywhere and at any time.
However, problems exist meanwhile. Firstly, our identity can be revealed（显露，揭示）when we use Wechat. As a result, we can be in trouble. Moreover, it may make communicating with others face to face（面对面） less. To make the matter worse（更糟糕的是）,relationship could break down. Last but not the least（最后，但并不是不重要）, our attention might be drawn too much to focus on study.
That’s all. There is no doubt that Wechat will improve as time goes by.
As is known to us all, Micro-blog（微博） is a new tool in the era of mass media（大众传媒）, and the status（地位） of micro-blog in people’s life is more and can’t be replaced today. Many people tend to take advantage of micro-blog to describe their everyday experience, and through the network to share with their friends. Moreover, through the micro-blog we can quickly understand the various news. Indeed, to some extent（在某种程度上）, such as efficient as a fashion.
However, micro-blog will inevitably（不可避免地） have a negative impact on some aspects. Micro-blog on freedom of speech, some of the information was distorted and misleading（曲解，误解）. What is more, some people in micro-blog release some fraudulent（欺骗的） information, and this brings certain threat on people’s property safety. In addition, some unhealthy information on Micro-blog, to some extent, affects the healthy development of young people.
As far as I am concerned, we can’t deny that micro-blog plays an important role in our lives more grade. On the other hand, indulged in micro-blog will do harm to our study and life. Therefore, we should use micro-blog reasonably, and let the micro-blog serve us better.