雅思口语part2话题卡：Describe a tradition in your country 描述在你们国家的一个传统/国家传统
该话题卡要求考生针对自己所在国家的某一个传统进行描述。题目并没有对传统做限制，所以就题材而言，大家的选择还是比较多的。但是，题目里面有一个重点需要大家理解到位，那就是tradition（传统）的含义。这一点不妨与其近义词 custom（习俗） 一起思考一下；传统的概念要大于习俗，也就是包含与被包含的关系。例如，庆祝端午节是传统，而吃端午粽子或则赛龙舟就是习俗（即题目内所要求涉及具体活动）。老烤鸭相信大家一定能够找出生活中自己印象最深刻最想描述的那个传统。
Describe a tradition in your country
You should say
What it is
Who take part in it
What activities there are
And how you feel about it
A tradition I’d like to talk about happens at the end of the Lunar year and the beginning of the coming year. It’s officially called the Spring Festival, which is regarded as the most important celebration in our nation and has been run for more than four thousand years.
Well, pretty much like Christmas, nearly all family members gather together to celebrate the time of the year. They usually take a week or two off to get back to the place where the senior members are living, which kind of shows respect to the old.
There are actually many customs during this tradition. The most common one is having a family reunion dinner. You know, it’s probably one of the most precious times throughout the year as there are just a few other events that could convene a gathering of family members in a size like this. This article is from Laokaoya website, another activity that plays an integral part in this tradition is called Sending and Receiving Red Pocket, which is also known as the Lucky Money. Traditionally, it’s the senior people who give the money to the younger generation as a symbol of best wishes. But, now, it’s been evolved as an activity that’s suitable for all ages.
Well, I feel celebrating the Spring Festive is quite meaningful. You know, it not only gives us an opportunity to take a rest from work or studies but also helps strengthen the family bond.
Part 3 追加问题
How do people value traditional festivals?
What is the difference between festivals now and those in the past?
Do you think western festivals like Christmas are replacing traditional festivals in your country?
Do you think it is wrong for children not to celebrate traditional festivals?