提示词语：traditional Chinese culture, tea house, Peking Opera, paper cutting
I’m glad that you will come to Beijing soon. There are lots of places of interest in Beijing. In order to experience traditional Chinese culture better, I do recommend Beijing Hutong tour.
First, we’re going to go sightseeing along the lanes in Hutong. The houses in Hutong are traditional, such as Siheyuan. From them, you can imagine how people used to live. Of course you can stop anywhere you like and it is interesting to take pictures or have a close look. Second, we are going to pay visits to a Hutong family. We can have lunch there and have a short talk with the local residents, which can help you learn about many stories of the past. We can not only appreciate the dramatic changes that Hutong has undergone, but also see evidence of the history of Beijing, experience the old way of life and experience traditional Beijing culture.
In a word, Hutongs are the homes of common people in the past. It is easy to know how people lived and had fun in the old days. So it is a good choice to learn about traditional Chinese culture.
I’m looking forward to your coming.
Protect Traditional Chinese Culture
The protection of national and folk culture is of GREat significance to Chinese cultural diversity and also to the harmonious development between local economic and social development. It is reported that the Guangdong government pays special attention to protecting Chaoju(潮剧)， a local drama born in Chaozhou in the eastern Guangdong province.
In my opinion, some measures should be taken to protect traditional culture effectively. To start with, we should make a law to regulate the society’s performance. Besides, we should draw more people’s attention to it, for the more they know about the importance of culture protection, the stronger support we can get from the public.
In a word, it is high time for us to treasure and develop our own valuable culture.
参考词汇：quintessence 精华，精粹;ornate 华丽的
I came to see you but you were out. I’d like to invite you to see Beijing Opera with me next week, since you have always wanted to know more about Chinese culture since the first day to China.
With a history of nearly 200 years, Beijing Opera is a form of traditional Chinese theatre, which is considered as the quintessence of Chinese culture. The performers in ornate costume perform various stories that happened in history to audience by singing, dance and motions. I can tell you more about it when we meet.
Please let me know when you will be free and I will buy the tickets in advance. I sincerely hope that you can accept my invitation and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
I am writing to offer my sincere congratulations to you on your winning the first prize in the Chinese Chess Network Challenge. As your friend, I just want you to know how glad I am at your success.
“Everything comes to him who waits.”For these years, you’ve shown GREat interest in Chinese chess and kept on prACTicing it every day. Not only have you read many books about Chinese chess strategy, but also you have competed in all kinds of Chinses chess contest. Finally, you succeeded in wining the online competition!
So I’m so happy that you become the champion of this network challenge. At last, I hope to play Chinese chess with you so that we can make proGREss together. Please tell me when you have time.
参考词汇：the Chinese Zither 古筝;plucked instruments 拨弦乐器;
string 琴弦;sonorous 圆润低沉的;the Chinese piano 东方钢琴
I have gladly received your letter telling me that you’re interested in traditional Chinese musical instruments. Now, I’d like to tell you something about the Chinese Zither, one of the most ancient Chinese musical instruments with a long history of over 2500 years.
The Chinese Zither is a plucked instrument and is played with both hands. In the early times it had 5 stringsand has developed into 21 to 25 strings up to now.
The Chinese Zither has a wide range and sonorous sound. As its playing appears and sounds like playing the piano,the Chinese Zither is sometimes called “the Chinese piano”.
Enclosed with the letter is a CDof masterpieces of the Chinese Zither. I hope you’ll enjoy it.