简单翻今天的口语回忆，发现今天考试的同学有一道高频又被点：Describe an interesting tradition in your country 于是，给这几天考试的同学再分享下
Describe an interesting tradition看这个题目，同学们第一想法估计是刚过去的端午节(dragon boat festival)我们会吃粽子(Zongzi or sticky rice dumplings，是的国外人管什么带馅儿的中国食品都叫dumpling...还记得《功夫熊猫》里他们管“包子”叫dumpling么……)还有系五彩线在手腕(wear colorful threads around the wrist)，身上挂荷包(wear perfumed medicine bags, but we have to throw them in the water on the first rainy day after the festival，别问我为啥俺也不知道……)还有赛龙舟(race dragon boats)等等。因为中国古人相信，这些activities can prevent disease or evil and promote health and well-being.不过其实，最好说的，还是春节时候的tradition，因为对大家来说，第一生词少，第二有太多东西可讲啦!下面的素材，供大家参考：Well, China has a long and rich history, you know, so we have countless traditions, but today I’d like to talk about what usually happens during the Spring Festival, which is the most important celebration for Chinese people.
On Chinese New Year’s Eve, all the family members would come back home for the family reunion dinner, no matter where they are and how far away they are from home. And it’s not an ordinary meal, I mean, every dish has its special meaning.
For example, we must eat fish that day, because in Chinese, fish is pronounced as YU which sounds like “surplus”, so you see, that’s a good wish for the coming new year, meaning that the family would make more than enough money.
And I’m sure you know the tradition that everyone has to eat dumplings on New Year’s Eve.
The interesting part is, when we make the dumplings, we would mix some coins or peanuts into the fillings, and the one who get the specially made dumpling would have good luck throughout the whole year. I know it sounds a little superstitious, but it’s a time-honored tradition.And there’s another activity we have to do during dinner, which is like a ritual, that is, to watch the Spring Festival Gala broadcast by China Central Television. It’s an annul variety show, and it’s the most watched TV show all around the world, you know, because of the large population in China.Anyway, I think it is the tradition that helps people get in festive mood during Chinese New Year, so I believe it’s worth passing on the next generation.
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