Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to translate a passage from Chinese into English. You should write your answer on Answer Sheet 2.
Dongting lake is a large , shallow lake in northeastern hunan province, china. it is a flood basin of the yangtze River. Hence the lake's size depends on the season . the provinces of hubei and hunan are named after their location relative to the lake:Hubei means"north of the lake and Hunan means"south of the lake . dongting lake enjoys a good reputation in chinese culture as the place of origin of dragon boat racing . dragon boat racing is said to have begun on the eastern shores of Dongting lake as a search for the body of Qu Yuan, the Chu patriotic poet. Dragon Boat racing and the beauty of Dongting Lake and the surrounding area attract thousands of tourists at home and abroad each year.