Xue Mei: What’s the name of that bridge?
Colleague: That’s “Yin Ding Bridge”.
Xue Mei: “Yin Ding Bridge”. This must be a famous bridge. The name rings a
Colleague: Of course. This bridge is part of the scenery in Beijing. It is
also the boundary between Qianhai and Houhai.
Xue Mei: Houhai is also called Shishahai, right?
Colleague: Yes. See the restaurant! This is one of Beijing’s most famous
barbeque restaurants. You should come here when you get a chance.
Xue Mei: Is this a residential area?
Colleague: Yes. They’ve kept the hutongs and residences here just like in
the old days. Some people come here just to see them.
Xue Mei: Are the bars here run by the local residents as well?
Colleague: Some of them are run by the residents, but most of them are not.
Xue Mei: Houhai has a very special ambience. It has a strong feeling of real
Colleague: In fact the area of Houhai was famous for its Siheyuan before. The
bars at Houhai have only sprung up and become popular in the past
couple of years.
Xue Mei: The natural scenery is beautiful, plus there’s a strong cultural
ambience. It’s really a great place for the bar business.
Colleague: The bars here all have a cultural ambience.
Xue Mei: Let’s find one and go in.
Colleague: How about this one? The furnishings are very special，and you can
enjoy the view from upstairs.
Xue Mei: You decide.
Xue Mei: It’s very quiet here.
Colleague: We can order drinks first and have them upstairs.
Xue Mei: Sure! The bar owners have good taste.
Colleague: I hear they’re artists.
Xue Mei: No wonder.
Colleague: What would you like to drink?
Xue Mei: What would you like?
Colleague: I’d like a bottled beer.
Xue Mei: I’ll have the same as you, a bottle of beer.
Colleague: Would you please take them upstairs?
Xue Mei: This is really nice and very relaxing. I feel great.
Colleague: It’s a great place to relax.
Xue Mei: It’s traditional but also modern. When your uncle gets home I’ll
definitely bring him here.
Colleague: It’s very pretty, especially in summer.
Xue Mei: I think winter must be beautiful, too! The lake frozen over，all silvery white.
Colleague: I haven’t been here in winter. It should be nice, too.
Xue Mei: I plan to come here for an interview.
Colleague: That’s a good idea. Don’t forget to give me credit for bringing