找回密码
 注册
快捷导航
返回列表 发新帖
搜索
开启左侧

[口语] 2008年雅思口语话题卡解析(六):Traditional Event

[复制链接]
匿名  发表于 2011-8-21 00:48:20 |阅读模式

Describe an important traditional event in your hometown.
You should say:
         what this event is.
         when it happens.
         who participates in this event, what they do.
and explain how you feel about this event.


What this event is
Well, one of the important traditional events in my hometown is Temple Fair, which is now a mass gathering of entertainment and commerce.

When it happens
The Temple Fair in my hometown has a very long history, probably dating from Ming and Qing dynasties. And now it usually occurs from the first to the seventh day of the first month on the lunar calendar.

Who participates in this event and what they do
The Fair attracts a lot of people. Some are going to sell something, most of which are traditional arts and crafts, while others just go there for fun. There will be feature dragon and lion dances, waist drum dancing, as well as other folk performances, and even some staged traditional wedding ceremonies. Besides, you can taste numerous kinds of local snacks and dishes. Acrobatics and other performers are on hand to keep the crowds entertained throughout the day.

and explain how you feel about this event.
For me, I like the Temple Fairs because there are so many games to play, food to eat and performances to appreciate. But what’s more important, it is definitely a cultural experience, and allows one to see Chinese cultures from a very detailed perspective.

高分词汇:
Temple Fair: 庙会
mass: 大众的
commerce: 交流,交际。 贸易,商业。
lunar calendar: 阴历
arts and crafts: 手工艺品
dragon and lion dances: 舞狮,舞龙。
waist drum dancing: 腰鼓舞蹈
folk performances: 民间表演
snacks: 小吃
Acrobatics: 杂技
on hand: 在场,即将发生。
perspective: 观点,看法。


Part 3
Traditions & Culture

Are young people as interested in traditional events as older people?
年轻人像老人一样对传统活动感兴趣么?

Young people are only interested in events that are loaded with music and alcohol. Until they have children no one changes their lifestyles.
年轻人只对与酒精、音乐相关的事情感兴趣。除非有了孩子以后,否则他们的生活方式是不可改变的。

本文摘自新东方王冬博客

What traditions in China are disappearing or are in danger of disappearing?
中国什么传统习俗正在消失或者有消失的危险?

I have to say many traditions are dying out, especially for those traditional crafts; most of them have been replaced by the modern industry.
很多习俗正在消失,特别是那些传统手工艺。它们中的大多数都被现代工业所取代了。

How can old traditions be kept alive (= continued)?
传统习俗如何保留下来?

Traditions can be kept alive by keeping practicing and performing them. And they should not only be practiced, but taught to children. Passing them on from generation to generation is the most important part of human nature.
传统习俗需要遵循,还需要去实践才能保留下来。不光是要实践,更要教给孩子们。把传统习俗传递给下一代是人们生活中最重要的部分。

Is Chinese culture being affected by foreign cultural influences?
中国文化被外国文化影响了么?

Kinda!! For instance, young people are celebrating Christmas every year, which is not a traditional Chinese festival. It’s hard to say if it is bad or not but the fact is China is becoming a ‘melting pot’. Foreign people are just helping add to that ‘melting pot’.
有点儿!!举个例子,年轻人每年都在过圣诞节,这不是中国传统的节日。很难说这是好是坏但是中国现在正在变成一个“大融炉”,老外们正在帮忙往炉子里面填东西呢。(melting pot指各种族同化的国家)

(@p)
您需要登录后才可以回帖 登录 | 注册

本版积分规则

Archiver|手机版|小黑屋|大视野@九歌文化传媒公司

GMT-7, 2017-12-13 15:34 , Processed in 0.113151 second(s), 15 queries .

Powered by Discuz! X3.1

© 2001-2013 Comsenz Inc.

快速回复 返回顶部 返回列表