Situational Words and Phrases 情景词汇
1.April Fool's pay 愚恳人节
A: Do you know about April Foot's Day?
B: Yeah, on that day, people play all kinds of tricks on others, and anyone easily taken in is called a fool.
2.celebrate v. 庆祝
A: Spring Festival seems to be the most important holiday in your country.
B: You're right. People celebrate the occasion all over the country.
3.Christmas spirit 圣诞精神
A: Mom, what's Christmas spirit?
B: Christmas spirit~it's better to GIVE than to RECEIVE.
4.costume n. 服装，化装用服装
A; What do you adults do on Halloween?
B: It's a good chance to get together with friends and attend a costume party.
5.Dragon Boat Festival 端午节
A: Could you tell me the origin of the Dragon Boat Festival?
B: Well, it's a way to commemorate a great poet, Qu Yuan, and the race is a symbol of the attempt to save him.
6.Easter n. 复活节
A: How many days do you take off for Easter?
B: Usually we have a month off.
7.Fourth of July 七月四日独立日
A: We'll just have a regular Fourth of July picnic. How about you?
B: That sounds like fun. We'll have a barbecue.
8.Halloween n. 万圣节
A: Excuse me, but what is Halloween?
B: Halloween takes place on the 31st of October every year in Canada and the United States. It's a fun day mainly for children.
9.Lantern Festival 元宵节
A: Are there any other festivals and holidays in the Lunar calendar?
B: Quite a few:the Lantern Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-autumn Festival, and Pure brightness Festival, etc.
10.Mid-autumn Festival 中秋节
A: How do you celebrate Mid-autumn Festival?
B: We have a special kind of rake, it's called a moon cake.
11.Mew Year's Eve 除夕夜
A: Where are you going on New Year's Eve?
B: There's always a fireworks display put on by the government. We're going to have a look.
14.resolution n. 决心
A: Chen, what's your New Year's resolution?
B: I'm going to study French every day. And I'm going to be less sky about speaking French.
15.Santa Claus n. 圣诞老人
A: So Santa Claus doesn't bring toys to BAD children. He only brings toys to GOOD children.
B: And GOOD children know the meaning of Christmas. They know what-Christmas spirit is. Is that right, daddy?
16.Spring Festival 春节
A: What festival in China matches Christmas in importance, Mr.Wang?
B: Spring Festival. It's also called Lunar New Year because it's celebrated according to the lunar calendar.
17.Thanksgiving Day 感恩节
A: The turkey smells good. I'm looking forward to dinner.
B: I'm glad you feel that way, Chen, because the turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving Day.
18.toast n. 祝酒，干杯
A: Alright, everyone, before the New Year arrives, let's make a toast to LAST year.
B: That's a great idea, Jack.
19.vacation n. 假期
A: Where would you like to go for our vacation this year?
B: I liked going to the cabin last year. It was fun going fishing on the lake.
20.Valentine's Day 情人节
A: I'm sure he stir loges you, Diana. He probably just forgot that February fourteenth is Valentine's Day.
B: I don't think so. I reminded him three times last week! And he knows that Norman's
taking YOU out fishing with them.
21.Water Shrinking Festival 泼水节
A: Is Water Shrinking Festival official in China?
B: No, most of the traditional festivals of the minority nationalities are not official, but they are more interesting.