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新概念英语口语宝典第二册 Lesson 65-1 American Traditional Festival Christmas 美国传统节曰(mp3+双语)

A:Do you know what Christmas is about?

A:你知道圣诞节是怎么回事吗?

B : No, my teacher told me once but I can’t remember.

B:不知道。老师说过但我记不起来了。

A: You can tell by the word Christmas. Inside the word “Christmas” is the word Christ.

A:从“圣诞节”这个词本身就可以看出来, “圣诞节”这个词里有“基督”。

B:Oh. The birth of Christ.

B:哦,基督出生的日子。

A: However, nowadays many Americans mainly see Christmas as a time to give gifts and forget that Christmas has a religious basis.

A:实际上,现在很多美国人也已经淡忘了 圣诞节的宗教含义,只把它当做互赠礼 物的日子。

B: Yes,my teacher did tell me about that but I forgot. I know another one too, the Resurrection of Christ. It's Thanksgiving, right?

B:是的,我的老师的确跟我说过,但我忘 了。我还知道另外一个节日,基督复活, 是感恩节吧?

A : Thanksgiving? No. You are talking about Easter. What do you know about thanksgiving?

A:感恩节?不,你在说复活节吧。那你对 感恩节了解多少呢?

B:I know that people eat turkey on Thanksgiving. That's about it.

B:我知道人们在感恩节的时候要吃火鸡。 就这些.

A : Actually, Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the US. The origins are from the national history of the country.

A:事实:感恩节在美国是一个民族节日, 起源于这个民族的历史。

B:How long is the holiday?

B:这个节日放假几天?

A:One day.

A:就一天。

B:Only one day!

B:只有一天哪?!
 

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