Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay commenting on the saying “ Tradition lives because young people come along who catch its romance and add new glories to it.” You can give one example or two to illustrate your point of view. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
In recent decades, some people have become increasingly concerned that China’s cultural heritage could become marginalized or even disappear entirely. In my opinion, however, the traditional Chinese culture is not only certain to survive, but, in fact, is destined to thrive and prosper.
One factor that has already begun to contribute to the preservation of China’s traditional culture is its commercialization. For instance, since China’s opening-up to the outside world, China’s acrobatic, theatrical and opera troupes have emerged as burgeoning tourist industries. Another reason that the future of China’s ancient culture can be considered “safe” is the active efforts to protect it on the part of the Chinese government. As an illustration, traditional arts, such as calligraphy, dance and music, are often taught as a mandatory element of young children’s education, ensuring that they grow up with an awareness of their cultural roots. Finally, the culture of China is buttressed and supported by widespread and growing international interest in China and its traditions.
As a result of successful commercialization efforts, unwavering government support and growing interest overseas, the future of China’ traditional culture looks brighter and more secure than ever before. (191 words)
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国内考试已经多次考察传统文化这一话题，如：2002年考研写作：An American girl in traditional Chinese costume(穿着传统中国服装的美国小女孩)，2010年考研英语(一)写作：A cultural hot pot, both delicious and nutritious(文化火锅，既美味又营养)。
Over the course of thousands of years, the Chinese people have created their own unique customs and traditions, and passed them on from one generation to the next.在几千年的历程中，中国人民创造了他们独特的习俗和传统，并把它们一代代传给后人。
Whether through kung fu schools in New York, the United States or Chinese calligraphy exhibits at the Museum in Paris, France, many people around the world now have the chance to learn about China’s 5,000-year-old culture, ensuring that its reach and influence extend well beyond China’s own boarders.无论是通过美国纽约的武术学校，还是法国巴黎博物馆的书法展，现在世界上很多人都有机会了解中国五千年的文化。
Traditional culture as priceless spiritual treasure should be preserved and cherished.传统文化作为无价的精神财富应该被保存和珍惜。