常用生活英语:New Year's Celebrations 欢喜庆新年

常用生活英语:New Year’s Celebrations 欢喜庆新年

New Year’s Celebrations 欢喜庆新年

Fireworks, parties, and excitement are just a few words that cross our minds when we talk about celebrating the New Year. It is a time for celebration all over the world. However, people in various places celebrate the New Year in different ways.

The New Year is an important time to share with loved ones. In the southern part of the world, it occurs during the summer. People in Australia and New Zealand hold parties and barbecues on beaches with family and friends. This is a popular way to ring in the New Year in this part of the world.

When the clock strikes 12, cries of “Happy New Year” are heard everywhere. There are numerous fireworks displays on beaches and from famous landmarks. Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia and the Skytower in New Zealand are both flooded with people. People visit these two famous spots to watch the fireworks. Many music festivals also take place outdoors. Different bands play to packed crowds in celebration of the New Year.

烟火,派对和兴奋之情都是讲到庆祝新年时,所会想到的字眼。新年是个普天同庆的时刻。不过不同地方的人有不同的庆祝方式。

新年是和我们所爱的人共度的重要时刻。南半球的新年正值夏季。澳洲及纽西兰人会与亲朋好友在海滩上举行派对或烤肉。在南半球,这是迎接新年非常普遍的方式。

十二点整的时候,到处都可以听见有人大喊『新年快乐』。海滩及著名的地标都有许多的烟火秀。澳洲的雪梨大桥及纽西兰的天空之塔都会涌入许多人。人们到这两处著名的景点观赏烟火。户外也有许多的音乐庆典。不同乐团在爆满的人群前演奏以庆祝新年。

Building Your Vocabulary

1.numerous a. 很多的

The detective found numerous clues about the murder at the scene.

侦探在命案现场发现了许多线索。

2.packed a. 拥挤的

Ken went home on a packed bus yesterday.

阿肯昨天搭了一班塞爆的公交车回家。

Phrases for Learning

1.cross + 所有格 + mind  (想法等)出现,掠过

Pedro didn’t even cross my mind while I was writing the invitations.

我在写这些邀请函时,甚至连想都没想到佩卓。

2.ring in the New Year  (鸣钟)迎接新年

Let’s ring in the New Year by going on vacation.

咱们去度假来迎接新年的到来吧。

3.be flooded with…  挤满……

This beach is always flooded with tourists.

这座海滩总是挤满了游客。

4.take place  发生;举行

When will the meeting take place?

这场会议将于何时举行?

参考字词

1.landmark n. 地标

2.harbor n. 海港,港湾

Tips In Use

Many music festivals also take place outdoors.

(户外也有许多的音乐庆典。)

outdoors 为副词,表『在室外地』,用法与 indoors(在室内地)相同。而 outdoor 及 indoor 均为形容词,为『室外∕内的』的意思。upstairs(楼上的;在楼上地)与 downstairs(楼下的;在楼下地)则是形容词和副词皆须加 s。至于 uptown(在住宅区的;往住宅区地)和 downtown(在闹区的;往闹区地),形容词及副词皆不加 s。

例:

Patty loves to spend time outdoors, but her husband prefers indoor activities.

(佩蒂喜欢待在户外,不过她先生比较喜欢室内活动。)