Part iV ( 3 0 minutes )
Directions : for this part , you are allowed 3 0 minutes to translate a passage from Chinese into English . you should write your answer on answer sheet 2.
Traditional chinese hospitality requires that guests be offered a rich variety of dishes which are more than they could possibly finish . typical menus in a chinese banquet include a set of cold dishes to begin with , followed by hot dishes , such as meats , chicken , duck , and vegetables . a whole fish is considered essential for most banquets unless various seafoods have already been served . Nowadays the chinese like to mix western specialties with traditional chinese dishes , so it ' s not unusual to see beefsteaks served . salads have also come into fashion even though traditionally chinese tend to refuse anything uncooked . A banquet usually includes at least one soup , which is likely to be served as the first or the last course . Desserts and fruits generally signal the end of a banquet .