If you are fond of learning languages, you must start learning Chinese. English is the most widely spoken language in the world and it is a more powerful language in all fields. But it is expected that Chinese, which is one of the six official languages of the United Nations (UN), will be the most important language in the coming years. What are the reasons behind the rapid spread of this language and why should you learn it?
My desire to learn languages was the reason why I studied many Latin languages and in the process, I deepened my knowledge of the languages and literature. However, I did not feel self-sufficient ( 自 给 自 足 的 ) from this knowledge. I gained a lot of information about the Western world. But my thinking was always about Asian civilizations. I always felt I needed to learn Chinese to be a global citizen (全球公民) because “without learning Chinese, we see with one eye”.
My contact with many international organizations and government institutions ( 机构 ) made me believe that Chinese is one of the most important languages of our time. After visiting the world’s most celebrated capitals such as Paris and London, I discovered that Chinese language can be seen everywhere in these places. In the subway in Paris, you will hear instructions in French, English and Chinese. In London, for example, the Chinese language was introduced for instruction in schools.
China is an important political (政治的) and economic country because it is making great economic progress that has never been seen before. The world is watching China with great surprise, and this peaceful Chinese rise makes us decide to focus on learning the Chinese language and knowing more about Chinese culture.
To be a global citizen these days, I would advise you to learn Chinese. It will add more beauty to your life and allow you to better understand Chinese civilization.
32．What can we learn about languages in the future according to the first paragraph?
A．Some of them will disappear.
B．More official languages will be added to the UN.
C．English will still have an advantage over others.
D．Chinese language will probably be second to none.
33．What do the examples in Paragraph 3 show?
A．Paris is a wonderful capital city worth a visit.
B．Chinese learning is very popular in schools in London.
C．People in some western countries like speaking Chinese.
D．Chinese language is playing an important role in the world.
34．What mainly causes Westerners to start learning Chinese according to the text?
A．The rise of Chinese economy.
B．Their love for language learning.
C．Their curiosity about Asian culture.
D．The long history of Chinese civilization.
35．What could be the best title for the text?
A．How to be a global citizen
B．Chinese — the language you must learn
C．What you should know about Chinese culture
D．Chinese economy—the most powerful engine