Section 2：汉译英 (40分)
The vitality and special appeal of the Olympic Games lie in the Olympic spirit，which is the soul of the Games. The goal of sports is to pursue comprehensive physical and mental development and，on the basis of this，to accelerate social progress. Pierre de Coubertin，founder of the modern Olympiad，considered sports a great undertaking of humanity. The goal of the Olympic Movement defined by him is to promote understanding among different countries and cultures，maintain world peace and advance human civilization. This ideal has enabled the Olympic Games to thrive for more than a century. The Olympic Games have been a grand gathering of members of the Olympic family throughout the world，and the Olympic Movement has become a major social force to promote world peace，progress and development.
In recent years，China’s economy has maintained rapid development，injecting vigor into global economic growth. Facts have confirmed the prediction made by China before its WTO accession: China’s development cannot be sustained without the world，and world development needs China. In the coming 20 years，China is bound to make historic contributions to global economic development and to the common progress of mankind，while building a well-off society in an all-round way. To achieve this, China will continue to expand foreign trade，energetically implement its west development strategy，further improve its investment environment，and provide overseas investors with greater business opportunities. Meanwhile，it will guide and support competitive enterprises to invest overseas and carry out diverse forms of economic and technological cooperation on the basis of equality and mutual benefit. China will further intensify bilateral，multilateral and regional economic cooperation，so as to achieve common development in all countries and regions in the world.
The cell phone is becoming one of the major technologies of the 21st century. Within a few years, it will become a multi-functional communicator capable of transmitting and receiving not only sound, but also video, still images, data and text. A new era of personal communication is on the way.
Thanks in part to the growth of wireless networks, the telephone is converging with the personal computer and the television. Soon light-weight phones outfitted with high-resolution screens will be connected to satellites. People can talk, send and receive e-mail, or take part in video conferences anytime, anywhere. These phones might also absorb many of the key functions of computers. Mobile devices are expected to be ideal for some of the new services that are available via the Internet, such as trading stocks, shopping and booking theater and airline tickets.
The telecommunication revolution is developing around the globe. It will soon be possible to receive almost all forms of electronic communication through a single device. A three-in-one phone is most likely. It can serve as a cordless at home, a cell phone on the road and an intercom at work. Some experts even suggest that cell videophones could overtake television as the major source of visual information.