On the Selection of English Discourses for Chinese College Entrance Examination in Recent Five Years (2017-2021)

Jian LI, Nengwei FAN


The paper mainly focuses on the selection of English discourses in the National College Entrance Examination papers of China in recent five years. It is found that there are four discourse types of application, narration, exposition and argumentation. The thematic contexts of the discourses in the papers involve the three categories of “man and self”, “man and society”, “man and nature”,which echoes The National English Curriculum Standard (2017 Edition and 2020 Revision). In the papers, Chinese traditional culture is strengthened and the source of material selection is not limited to Britain and the United States, but expanded to the other countries in the world. The general trend in discourse materials reflects that the scope of material selection is more extensive with more attention to Chinese excellent traditional culture and multi-culture of the world for assessing culture awareness of the students.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v12n5p327

World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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