ASpring Festival is the most important festival in China,isn't it?
AHow long is the holiday?
BIt depends.But usually it's about 15 days.
ADo you eat any special food for the festival?
BYes,dumpling is a must.There is also other food.For example,people eat chicken for good luck.
AThat's interesting.I'm told the Chinese firework is very beautiful,isn't it?
BYes,it's really wonderful!
AOh,great!I hope I can spend this Spring Festival with you here in Beijing.
BI'm sure you'll have a good time.
丹尼尔: Good evening! Long time no see, how are you?
苏珊: Good evening! I`m fine, how about you, beauty?
丹尼尔: Thanks for God! I am fine too.
苏珊: How did you spend your spring festival?
丹尼尔: Aha, it is a long story!
苏珊: I`m willing to listen to you.
丹尼尔: Ok! Actually, I have a wonderful holiday. I spend most of the time with my family members and friends.
苏珊: That sounds great!
丹尼尔: How about your spring festival?
苏珊: I had visited some relatives and spend some time watching TV and surfing internet.
丹尼尔: It seems that both of us are satisfied with our spring festival.
苏珊: Quite right.
丹尼尔: It`s time to say goodbye. See you!
苏珊: See you!
A:The Spring Festival is drawing close. By then we will have five days off. I am expecting it.
B:Can you tell me something about the Spring Festival?
A:Just like you celebrate Christmas, we celebrate our lunar New Year's Day, the Spring Festival. It is a time for the family members and relatives to have a get-together.
B:Christmas is also a special time for us to have the family reunion and to express our best wishes to those we love and those who love us in the coming new year.
A:Christmas has more religious nature, while our Spring Festival is a more traditional holiday. On the New Year's Eve, we have a big dinner called "Family Reunion Dinner". One of the traditional food to eat at the dinner is dumplings. After that, the adults usually sit chatting, watching TV, or playing cards.
B:What are the children doing?
A:They usually go outside to play firecrackers and fireworks.
B:I heard one of the purposes to do it Is to frighten the devils so they wtll not come to do any harm to people in the next year.
A:Perhaps it is like what people told you. At 24 hours midnight, the time when the New Year real comes, we exchange "Happy New Year" to each other, and parents and grandparents will take out small packages wrapped with red paper, in them are some what we call "Lucky Money".
B:Who will get the money?
A:Of course the children.