备考雅思口语Part One话题思路解析：Birthdays 生日
Do people in China celebrate birthdays / have birthday parties?
Yes, we celebrate many things and birthday is one of the most important of them. No matter the person who has the birthday is young or old, the family get together and enjoy a yummy meal.
How do they / children celebrate birthdays?
Normally, they invite some of their friends, or just celebrate with the family. They will prepare a cake with candle lighted on it and give out presents after dinner.
Are people’s birthdays very important in China?
Yes, especially people’s eighteenth birthday. It marks they have become grown-up men and women, and will start taking responsibility for themselves.
Do you think it’s important for people to celebrate birthdays?
Yes, the birthday means a lot. For a kid it is one more step toward independence, while for a senior citizen it is one more step toward death.
Are birthdays more important for children or for adults?
I believe they are more important for children. Celebrating birthdays is a good way to show the kids that their parents and friends love them and love is indispensable for their growth. As to adults, most adults I know just are too busy doing their job to remember their birthdays.
Do people in China do anything special to celebrate birthdays?
Yes, if the person who has birthday is old, he will be served with a bowl of noodle which is made of only one string. This long noodle signifies his long life.