Part IV Translation(30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allonwed 30 minutes to translate a passage from Chinese into English. You should wrrite your answer on Ansuer Sheet 2.
《西遊记》(Joumey to the West)也许是中国文学四大经典小说中最具影响力的一部,当然也是在国外最广为人知的一部小说。这部小说描绘了著名僧侣玄奘在三个随从的陪同下穿越中国西部地区前往印度取经( Buddhist scripture)的艰难历程。虽然故事的主题基于佛教,但这部小说采用了大量中国民间故事和神话的素材,创造了各种栩栩如生的人物和动物形象。其中最著名的是孙悟空,他与各种各样妖魔作斗争的故事几乎为每个中国孩子所熟知。
“Journey to the west” is perhaps the most influential one among the four classic novels in Chinese literature, and of course it is also in ChinaThe most well-known novel outside. This novel depicts the difficult journey of famous monk Xuanzang, accompanied by three entourages, across western China to India for Buddhist scriptures. Although the theme of the story is based on Buddhism, the novel uses a large number of Chinese folk tales and myths to create a variety of vivid characters and animal images. One of the most famous is the monkey king. His story of fighting various demons is well known to almost every Chinese child.