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2013年03月12日16:45
来源:搜狐出国
  雅思口语考试第二、三部分题库:
  Festivals节日

  实用表达
  1. Spring Festival = Chinese New Year 春节,中国新年
  2. in the Chinese calendar = in the lunar calendar 农历,阴历
  The Spring Festival begins on New Year's Eve in the Chinese calendar. 春节从除夕夜开始。
  3. close relations 亲人
  4. spend time together 聚在一起
  It is one of the rare occasions when close relations spend quite a bit of time together. 这是一个难能可贵的场合,亲人们可以花一些时间团聚在一起。
  5. atmosphere /'ætməsfɪə; 'ætməsˌfɪr/ n. 气氛
  The atmosphere of the festival is wonderful—really sweet and homely and full of good will. 节日的气氛真的很美好——甜美、温馨、充满了祝福。
  6. red envelope 红包
  7. celebration /ˌselə'breɪʃən; ˌsεlə'breʃən/ n. 庆祝
  8. celebrate /'seləbreɪt; 'sεləˌbret/ v. 庆祝
  9. exhibition /ˌeksə'bɪʃən; ˌεksə'bɪʃən/ n. 展览
  There are numerous special celebrations and exhibitions in public places. 有许多特别的庆祝活动和展览在公共场所举行。
  10. be over the moon (about ...) 欣喜若狂
  Children are always over the moon when they receive "red envelopes" from their parents. 当小孩子从父母那收到红包的时候,他们总是欣喜若狂的。
  11. dancing-dragon and dancing-lion performances 舞龙舞狮的表演
  12. a delightful break 愉快的休假
  13. Mid-autumn Festival 中秋节
  The Mid-autumn Festival is on the 15th of August in the Chinese calendar. 中秋节是在农历的八月十五。
  14. Dragon Boat Festival 端午节
  15. Lantern Festival 元宵节
  16. be internationally recognized 国际皆知的
  Christmas and Chinese New Year are internationally recognized festivals. 圣诞节和中国新年是国际皆知的节日。
  17. time off 放假
  A festival means not much more than "time off " to students. 对于学生而言,节日只是意味着放假而已。
  18. underestimate /' ʌndər'estəmeɪt; 'ʌndɚ'εstəˌmet/ v. 低估;忽视
  I think the historical and cultural significance of festivals should not be underestimated. 我认为我们不应该低估节日的历史与文化意义。
  19. fall on ... 在(天)
  The Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth of May in the Chinese calendar. 端午节是在农历的五月初五。
  20. commemorate /kə'meməreɪt; kə'mεməˌret/ v. 纪念
  The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates a patriotic poet named Qu Yuan, who died of drowning. 端午节是为了纪念投河自尽的爱国诗人屈原。

  题库练习
  1)个人陈述

  考官:Now please have a look at this card. This is your topic. I want you to talk about a festival you like best in your country. You have one minute to prepare.

  卡片内容:
  Talk about a festival you like best in your country. You should say:
  what it is
  when it takes place
  how it is special
  what you think about it.
  INSTRUCTIONS
  You will be asked to talk about the topic for one to two minutes.
  You have one minute to think about what you are going to say.
  You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

  谈谈你最喜欢的国内节日,你应该谈到:
  那是什么节日
  这节日在何时
  这节日有什么特别的地方
  你对这节日的看法。
  【说明】:
  针对这个话题作出一至两分钟的陈述。
  你有一分钟的时间去思考你的陈述内容。
  假如需要的话,你可以写下要点以帮助你组织陈述。

  考生可做出如下陈述:
  Sample Response
  My favourite festival is the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival. It begins on New Year's Eve in the Chinese calendar. It's special to the Chinese, just like Christmas is special to millions of people in the West. It's extraordinary in several ways. First and foremost, it's time for family members to get together. As you know, after a year's hard work, it is one of the rare occasions when close relations spend quite a bit of time together and share the ups and downs of their lives. The atmosphere is wonderful—really sweet and homely and full of good will. Then again, children enjoy the festival, because they receive from their parents a "red envelope", that is, extra pocket money. Finally, the cheerful atmosphere created by the end of the old year and the prospect of a new one can be felt when you walk in the streets. There are numerous special celebrations and exhibitions in public places such as cultural centres or department stores. You can see dancing-dragon and dancing-lion performances in many places. What do I think of it? Well, I like it very much. Although I am no longer over the moon about it, like I was when I was a kid, I still find it a delightful break.
  回答范例
  我最喜欢的节日是中国新年,也叫做春节。它从农历除夕夜开始。春节对中国人的特别意义就像是圣诞节对数百万的西方人一样。春节在某些方面是很特别的。首先,它是全家人团聚的时刻。如你所知,在一整年辛苦工作之后,这是一个难能可贵的场合,亲人们可以花一些时间团聚在一起,并且一起分享他们的人生经历。那种气氛真的很美好——甜美、温馨、充满了祝福。再者,小孩子非常喜欢这个节日,因为他们会从父母那儿收到"红包",也就是额外的零用钱。最后,当你走在街上,你可感觉到岁末迎新的欢愉气氛。还有许多特别的庆祝活动和展览在公共场所举行,如在文化中心或百货公司。你可以在很多地方看到舞龙舞狮的表演。我对这节日的看法?嗯,我非常喜欢春节。虽然我不像小时候那样对它感到欣喜若狂,但我依然觉得这是一个令人愉快的节日。

  陈述后考官会接着提一两个与考生陈述内容相关的问题:
  ◎Are there many festivals in this country?
  Oh, yes. For example, have you heard about the Mid-autumn Festival? It's on the 15th of August in the Chinese calendar. There are many other festivals here too: the Dragon Boat Festival, the Lantern Festival, the Tomb Sweeping Festival and so on.
  在你的国家有很多节日吗?
  是的。举例来说,你有没有听过中秋节?它是在农历八月十五。在我们国家还有很多其他节日,如端午节、元宵节和清明节等。

  2)双向讨论
  ◎Now, let's continue to talk about festivals. What festivals are internationally recognized?
Internationally recognized festivals? Well, Christmas and Chinese New Year are two such examples. As you know, Christmas is celebrated in almost every part of the world, including many Asian countries. As for the Chinese New Year, wherever there are Chinese people, it is celebrated. I bet that China Town in London, in Birmingham or Manchester, or in Vancouver has something interesting going on during the Chinese New Year. I have also heard about the Edinburgh Festival; it's an arts festival, isn't it?
  现在,让我们继续来谈谈节日。有哪些节日是国际皆知的呢?
国际皆知的节日啊?嗯,圣诞节和中国新年应该都是吧!就如你所知的,几乎世界各地包括很多亚洲国家都会庆祝圣诞节。而就中国新年来说,只要有华人的地方就会有庆祝中国新年的活动。我敢打赌,伦敦、伯明翰、曼彻斯特或温哥华的中国城在中国新年这段期间一定会举办一些有趣的活动。我也听过爱丁堡节,这是一个艺术节对吗?

  ◎What role do you think festivals play in society?
  Hmm... I think that students just like the fun of festivals—the great variety of colourful celebrations and unusual activities. So probably a festival means not much more than "time off" to them. However, I think the historical and cultural significance of festivals should not be underestimated. Take the Dragon Boat Festival here for instance. It falls on the fifth of May in the Chinese calendar. It commemorates a patriotic poet named Qu Yuan, who died of drowning. That's why nowadays it's celebrated on the river—with the dragon boat race. And we eat special food called "zongzi" on that day—glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo leaves. The food originates from the ancients' custom of dropping such food in the river so that the fish would eat the rice rather than Qu Yuan's body. Another festival worth mentioning is what we call "Tomb Sweeping Festival". As its name suggests, it's the time when people visit and clean the tombs of their ancestors. This festival certainly has its cultural significance, because it is a manifestation of filial piety, which is so cherished by Chinese people. So it seems to me that on the whole, festivals in this country are pretty closely tied in with its history and culture.
  你认为节日在社会中扮演什么样的角色?
嗯我想学生只是喜欢过节的乐趣,因为会有各式各样的庆祝与特别的活动。因此,节日对他们来说可能只是"放假"而已。然而,我认为我们不应该低估节日的历史与文化意义。以端午节来说,端午节是在农历的五月初五,是为了纪念投河自尽的爱国诗人屈原。这就是为什么现在我们在河上举办划龙舟比赛来庆祝 端午节的原因。我们在那天会吃一种特别的食物"粽子",它是一种用竹叶包着糯米制成的食物。这种食物起源于古代的风俗,人们把这种食物丢到河里喂鱼,这样鱼就不会去吃屈原的尸体。另一个值得一提的节日就是我们所说的"清明节",顾名思义就是人们会在这时间去祭拜和打扫祖先的坟墓。这个节日当然有它的文化意义,因为它是孝道的一种展现,中国人对此相当重视。所以,在我看来,大致上,这个国家的节日和它的文化与历史息息相关。

  ◎Do you think the role of the festivals is changing?
  I don't think so. Children and young students might not be aware of the meaning of the festivals at first, but they'll be taught in school and will come to understand their cultural significance as they mature.
  你是否认为节日所扮演的角色正在改变?
我不这么认为。一开始,小孩子还有年幼的学生可能不知道一些节日的意义,但是随着他们的长大成熟,他们会从课堂上学习并渐渐了解节日的文化意义。

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