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					Programme 7 Sightseeing
           Teaching objectives
● Learn how to introduce local scenic spots and show your
  business partners around your city;
● Know the principles when arranging a tour for your
  business partners;
● Practice listening for specific information;
 ● Practice communicating with business partners in the
  process of sightseeing.
                      introduction
 There is a saying in English “All work and no play make
  Jack a dull boy.” So it’s necessary to do something
  relaxing after a period of hard work. Sightseeing is a
  very relaxing way to ease tension. In business
  environment, when great progress has been made in the
  relationship with your business partners, it’s advisable
  to arrange sightseeing or a short tour. Your business
  partners may have been looking forward to one of the
  scenic spots or historical sites in your city. If you do
  what they intend to do, they will think you considerate,
  which will have a positive effect on your future
  cooperation. In addition, by communicating with them in
  non-business environment, you can know more about
  your partner, and vice versa.
                Introduction
 However, when you intend to entertain a
  business partner with sightseeing, you should
  first take into his or her interest into
  consideration. It’s suggested that you should
  ask for his or her opinion in advance. If he or
  she has no idea, you can recommend some. The
  arrangement should neither too tiring nor too
  boring. Inviting your business partners for
  sightseeing is a social activity as well as
  business activity which should not be taken
  lightly.
                   Case 1
 You are the interpreter of ABC Company, your
 business partner, Mr. smith is on his business
 trip to China. You are in charge of accompanying
 him to tour the city today. Introduce some
 places of interests in your city and show him
 around.
                   Case 2
 You are the interpreter of ABC Company. You
 are introducing some scenic spots and historical
 sites in your country to your business partner
 and give him some suggestions on where to visit
 in the following days.
                  Case 3
 You are the interpreter of ABC Company. You
 are accompanying your business partner at the
 famous Summer Palace. Introduce the place to
 him.
       Listen and fill in the blanks in the
              dialogue of the text
Conversation 1
1. no business arranged
2. relax after working hard.
3. it doesn’t bother
4. Chinese traditional architecture.
5. exact center of the capital
6. to finish its construction
7. are not permitted to enter
8. a large-scale collection
9. the people crowding
10. no doubt
Listen to the conversation again and answer
           the following questions.

1. He has a special interest in Chinese traditional architecture.
2. They are going to visit the Forbidden City.
3. No, he doesn’t. He just knows a little.
4. Yes, it does.
5. In Chinese culture, purple symbolizes the omnipotence of the great6.6.
    emperors of China.
6. in 1925
7. Yes, there are.
8. Because in reign of the emperors, common people are not permitted to
    enter the imperial palace. Even some of the officials could not go in there
    if uninvited.
9. the emperors of the last two dynasties in China,the Ming and Qing
    Dynasties.
10.It stands in the exact center of the capital of china, Beijing and follows a
    rule of strict symmetry.
       Listen and fill in the blanks in the
              dialogue of the text
Conversation 2
1. scenic spots and historical sites
2. would be a good choice
3. popular saying praising
4. cultural and historical atmosphere
5. without mentioning the West Lake.
6. praised the beauty of
7. a well-known beauty in ancient China
8. feel the charm
9. a history of more than 2.000 years
10. preparation
Listen to the conversation again and answer
           the following questions.
1. He went out for a sightseeing yesterday.
2. Hangzhou and Suzhou
3. He compared it to a well-known beauty in ancient China.
4. It has a history of more than 2,000 years.
5. Yes, he does. He wishes he were there now.
6. It is also renowned for its historical and culture tradition.
7. Yes, there is. Beggar's Chicken, West Lake Fish in Sweet
      Sour Source, Dongpo Pork, Fried Shrimps with Longjing
      Tea
8. He can enjoy the natural beauty and historical tradition
      together
      Listen and fill in the blanks in the
             dialogue of the text
Conversation 3
1. peak season for tourists
2.built on the site
3.they were discovered by accident.
4. attracted the attention of
5. besides the body of the emperor
6.a large number of treasures buried
7. an area of 16,300 square meters
8. in the order of their discoveries.
9. a way to preserve it
10. the first opened to the public
Listen to the conversation again and decide
whether the statements are true or false.
1.F
2. T
3. F
4. F
5. T
6. F
7. F
8. F
9. T
10. F
      Listen and fill in the blanks in the
             dialogue of the text
Conversation 4
1. magnificent sight
2. six thousand life-sized
3. a fairly uniform height
4. bows and arrows
5. after being buried for more than two thousand years
6. are believed to be treated with
7. in modern constructions
8. restored and displayed
9. with defensive weapons
10. more information about the site
 Listen to the conversation again
      and decide whether the
   statements are true or false.
1. F
2. F
3. F
4. T
5. T
6. F
7. T
8. T
  Oral interpretation of the key
            sentences
1) 我明天早上8点来酒店接你,然后我们开车
   去那儿。 您觉得这样安排怎么样?
2) 在北京,您有特别想去的地方吗?
3) 从宾馆到哪儿要多长时间?
4) 如果你愿意, 我可以带你四处参观一下本
   市。
5) 你一定累了, 我们休息一下如何?
  Oral interpretation of the key
            sentences
6) 您能给我推荐一些值得一游的景点吗?
7) 从宾馆到那儿只有20分钟的车程。
8) 从这座山上,我们可以鸟瞰这个城市的景色。
9)如果你愿意的话,我很乐意做您的向导。
10)在北京游玩你一定不能错过长城。
          Key to interpretation
   I’ll come to the hotel at 8:00 to pick you up, and
    then we’ll drive there. What do you think of the
    arrangement?
   Is there any place you particularly want to go to
    in Beijing? / What are you particularly interested
    in seeing in this city?
   How long does it take to get there from the hotel?
   If you like, I can show you around this city.
   You must be tired. What about taking a short rest?
          Key to interpretation
   Would you please recommend some
    scenic spots worth visiting?
   It’s only a twenty-minute drive to get there
    from the hotel.
   From the top of the hill, we can have a
    bird’s view of the city’s landscape.
   I will be glad to be your guide if you like.
   You mustn’t miss the Great Wall when you
    are touring Beijing.
                 Role play
1)Student A:You are Wang Min, the
   interpreter of Blue Sky Trade Company.
   You are asked to introduce some scenic
   spots and historical sites in your city to
   your business partner, Mr. Stone.
   Student B: you are Mr. Stone from
   America on a business visit to Blue Sky
   Trade Company. You want to know what
   is worth seeing in the city.
                Role play
2) Student A: you are Yang Yun, the
  secretary of accompany, you are
  arranging sightseeing for your business
  partner, David Wolf. Listen to his opinion
  and make a satisfactory arrangement for
  sightseeing.
  Student B: You are David Wolf from
  America. You want to visit some places in
  the city and asks Yang Yun for suggestion.
 Reading and finishing the exercises

				
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