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大学英语(1)- Unit 9

Unit 9

Chinese Holidays

Western Holidays

Spring festival

It is celebrated by Chinese the time of the lunar New Year. People have family reunions and a rich feast. Children set off fireworks and always get red envelopes with money inside from elders.

Mid-autumn Festival

It is on August 15th  of Chinese lunar calendar, the day when the moon is the brightest. Chinese people regard the day as an important occasion for family reunion. Moon cake is a symbolic food in the festival.

 

christmas

At Christmas, wrapped gifts prepared by friends and families are put under a decorated Christmas tree. People have dinner at home with family. Christmas carols are sung at Christian churches.

 

Thanksgiving Day

It is celebrated in the USA and Canada in the last Thursday in November. It is a day of eating and giving thanks to God for blessings of the past year and a bountiful harvest. People have turkey dinner at home with friends and family members, watching football games and  Thanksgiving parade.

 

The Dragon Boat Festival                      

Halloween

The Lantern Festival

Valentine’s Day

Pure Bright Festival

Easter

The Double Ninth Festival

April Fools’ Day

 

 

 

I.                   In-class reading

sentence study

1.  Whether you are surrounded by the noisy friendliness of a pub or whether you are seated in the peaceful comfort of someone’s home, you will be sipping away on a drink.     (Line 5)  无论身处酒店嘈杂而友好的气氛中,还是坐在别人的安静、舒适的家中,你都会照样喝个不停。

whether…or (whether)  无论······ 还是······

该句型用于句首时whether不能换成 if

2.  Christmas is supposed to be a time to express our love and goodwill towards others.    (Line 17) 圣诞节应该是对他人表示爱心和良好祝愿的时候。

… is a time to do sth.

… is a time when  (Line 36)

e.g.1). It seemed a good time to express your thanks to your teachers on Teachers’ Day.   教师节看来是你们向老师表达谢意的好时候。

   2). 暑假对孩子们而言的确是难得放松的时期。

      Summer holiday is really a precious time for pupils to relax.

3.  Indeed, whatever shopkeepers gain out of Christmas,   it is still a “holy day’, the words which “holiday” is  derived…    (Line 50)

whatever, whoever, wherever, whichever

e.g. Whatever you may think, I’m going ahead with my plans.

不管你怎么想,我都要实行我的计划。

?      Whoever you are, you can’t pass this way.

不管你是谁,你都不能通过这条路。

?      Whichever you choose, the others will be offended.

不管你选哪个,其余的人都会生气。

?      Whatever nonsense the newspapers print, some people always believe it.

无论报纸登载的东西多么荒唐,有些人总是会相信的。



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