Topic 1: Festivals
春节 The Spring Festival
农历 lunar calendar
正月 lunar January; the first month by lunar calendar
买年货 do Spring Festival shopping
红包 red packets (cash wrapped up in red paper, symbolize fortune and wealth in the coming year.)
New Year’s Day 元旦 Christmas Day 圣诞节
New Year’s Eve 除夕 Spring Festival 春节
April Fools’Day 愚人节 Mid-autumn Festival 中秋节
Lantern Festival 元宵节 Dragon Boat Festival 端午节
Labor Day 劳动节 Day of the Dead 清明节 lucky money 压岁钱 世界爱滋病日(12月1日)-----WORLD AIDS DAY 介绍春节
参考词汇： 农历Chinese Lunar Calendar 压岁钱lucky money
A brief Introduction of the Chinese Spring Festival
The Chinese Spring Festival comes on the first day of the Chinese Lunar Year, which is usually in February. There is a name for each year, such as the dog, the monkey, the tiger or one of the twelve animals, and this year is the year of the pig.
Before the New Year’s Day, the Chinese people usually give their houses a good cleaning and on the last evening of the old year, all the members of a family will get together and have a big meal. On the first or second day of the new year, people usually go to visit their relatives and friends and give some lucky money to children.
I wish you have a good time during the Spring Festival.
Topic 2: Healthy diet
Today, there are more and more people going on a diet.当今节食的人越来越多。
Going on a diet keeps people from growing too fat and saves them from many inconveniences and diseases related to being overweight.
However, if carried too far, going on a diet could become extremely dangerous. Some young girls risk their lives to lose weight because they are eager to have a beautiful figure. The risk can damage their health and even can be life threatening.
Chinese diet is considered to be one of the most healthy diet in the world because it contains less sugar and fat, keeping us away from obesity. However, with the wide spread of Mc Donald’s and KFC fast food restaurants in China, many young Chinese found more and more junk food are coming into their diets. Those deep fried chips and burgers served in the western fast food restaurants are rich in sugar and fat, which has a great negative effect on our health. In order to maintain our health status, we should do more exercise. Meanwhile, keeping a balanced diet is a must with more fruit and vegetables, less butter and chocolates.
1. 我和同学将一起参与学校组织的一次环保活动（be about to do）
2. 学校周边环境陷入了困境，到处都是垃圾（be caught in）
3. 我们将把学校周边大量的垃圾进行处理（deal with）
4. 尽管（even if）我们很努力，但还需要社会人士的支持
5. 有关当局也应该不允许乱丢垃圾，因为这样做对环境非常有好处。（permit doing）
My classmate and I are about to take part in a school activity for environmental protection. Nowadays our school is caught in rubbish, which we plan to deal with. Even if we are making great efforts, supports from different walks of life are still needed. Most importantly, the government should not permit littering. Only by doing this can we bring benefits to the environment.
3. 但现在人类已经进入了宇宙空间，我们中国的 ?神舟?飞船也已经到达月球了。
Modern astrology tells us the stars are all globes, like our sun, far away in space. However, in the ancient times people was not able to explain many natural things in scientific way, so they turned to imagination and explained what they saw with beautiful stories.
In China we also have a lot of old stories about the sun, the moon and the stars, such as ‘The herd boy Niulang and the weaving girl Zhinu’, etc.
Nowadays modern science and technology has brought Man into outer space. People have realized the dream to walk on the moon. They even sent home devices to Mars. And, our China-made ‘Shen Zhou’ spaceships have also entered space. It is said in not far future, Chinese
astronauts will set their steps on the moon, too. Man-made satellites launched in space has become an important part of our ordinary life. They are used to provide weather forecasts, take photos of the earth, connect international calls and help people worldwide to find their exact location.
5. 广州的交通非常方便，这里有飞机，船，火车和汽车通往全国乃至全世界各地。 Guangzhou, the South Gate of China, is a prosperous city on the Pearl River. Guangzhou is located in the middle south of Guangdong Province, close to the South China Sea, Hong Kong, and Macau. Rich in history, Guangzhou is home to many cultural relics: the Western Han Nanyue King's Tomb Museum, the Zhenhai Tower and the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall all tell us the 2,000-year history of Guangzhou. Today, Guangzhou retains its ancient customs, but is also a large city full of vigor and current fashions. You can find something worth taking home in Shangxia Jiu Lu, Beijing Lu and Di Shi Fu Lu. Trying Yue Cai (Cantonese Cuisine), one of eight Chinese famous cuisines, is definitely a must in Guangzhou! Eat delicious food with ingredients you have never heard of. Transportation in Guangzhou is more and more convenient. With plane, train, ship or bus to choose, you can reach any corner of the world from here.
2. 1873年,成为一家小医院的院长, 一战期间,建立第一间战地医院.一战后,全心投入训
In 1853, Jane was determined to become a nurse, which frightened her mother because in those days, nurses were looked down upon and hospitals were considered to be dirty places. In 1873 she became head of a small hopital and established the first war hopsital during World War I. After the war, she was devoted to training nurses. Owing to his great achievements, she gained people’s respect and her birthday has been observed in British and American hospital since 1921. Her example has inspired more women to fight for their dreams.
Born into a farmer’s family, Li Ming is now 35 years old. Majoring in Physics, he graduated from Qinghua University twelve years ago. He is well-known for his kindness and honesty and often helps the orphans. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing and he even published several articles in his teens and now is considered as a promising writer. His dream is to make contributions to the children’s literature.
Body language is a way of communication. However, not everybody can use the same body language to communicate with others. People from different cultures may misunderstand the gestures they use. For example, we nod at somebody in the eye to show that we are listening to him attentively, while in some districts, it means hostility. People may have different body language even if they live in the same country. Therefore it is very important for you to have a good understanding of the body language there.