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.
Nowadays, an increasing number of Chinese people can not live without mobile phones. Many of them, including the elderly, keep in touch with the others and broaden their circle of friends with the use of applications. They also use their cell phones for shopping online and searching for information as phones are easy to carry. In addition, the communication by mobile applications is cheaper than that by traditional phones. However, this new trend makes people over-reliant on mobile phones for social interaction. In fact, some young people have become so addicted that they ignore the face-to-face communication with their family and friends.
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 few years, mobile payment market has developed rapidly in China. With the appearance of mobile internet, shopping on phones has become a trend.The young men between 18 and 30 make up the biggest group of users in the mobile payment market.As the payment by phone is very easy,many consumers are willing to use phones to pay for shopping，but not willing to use cash or credit cards. To encourage people to buy more, many shops give discount to the customers who use mobile payment.Experts predict that China’s mobile payment market has great potential of development.
Due to the rapid development of communication network, the number of Chinese smartphone users has grown at an alarming rate in recent years. This has dramatically changed the ways of reading for many people. They now often read news and articles on their smartphones instead of buying traditional newspapers. The development of a large number of mobile applications enables people to read novels and other forms of literature works on their mobile phones. Therefore, the sale of paper books has been affected. But the survey shows that despite the steady growth of the mobile phones’ reading market, more than half of adults still like to read paper books.