【课外阅读】人教版七年级上第八单元阅读补充材料——Happy Birthday To You!(含答案)

前言我认为,学英语很重要的一点就是通过这门语言去认识世界,比如了解国外的文化就是很重要的一部分。简单来说,衣食住行都是文化。以过生日为例,中国人过生日和其他国家的人过生日有什么不同呢?很遗憾,人教版的教材完全没提到这一点。这篇文章来自《剑桥国际英语教程》,答案部分是自制的,喜欢的读者可以自行复制粘贴,并在你们的课堂中使用。

Happy Birthday To You!

 

In this week’s blog, we look at some birthday customs around the world.

 

Harry Baker, Perth, Australia

It’s my birthday next Wednesday. I’m going to be 10 years old. In my country, we always eat fairy bread on our birthdays. My mom’s going to make me a huge plate of fairy bread. It’s a snack. We make it with bread, butter, and colorful sugar called “hundreds and thousands”.

 

【课外阅读】人教版七年级上第八单元阅读补充材料——Happy Birthday To You!(含答案)

 

Jim Dixon, Montego Bay, Jamaica

I love birthdays! They’re a lot of fun. Here in Jamaica, we have an old custom. We like to surprise people on their birthday. Guess what we do? We throw flour at our friends! It’s my best friend’s birthday tomorrow. I’m going to go to the store soon. I’m going to buy a lot of flour to throw at him. 

 

【课外阅读】人教版七年级上第八单元阅读补充材料——Happy Birthday To You!(含答案)

 

Victoria Smith, London, UK

My grandmother is going to be 100 years old in June. She’s very excited because she’s going to get a special letter from the Queen. The Queen sends a letter to every person who reaches 100. It’s a tradition that makes people very happy. 

 

【课外阅读】人教版七年级上第八单元阅读补充材料——Happy Birthday To You!(含答案)

 

Jiang Li, Beijing, China

In my country, we celebrate birthdays with a special type of food. Noodles are a sign of long life for us. This year, I’m going to make some “long life noodles” for all my friends. We’re going to eat them together and have a great evening! 

【课外阅读】人教版七年级上第八单元阅读补充材料——Happy Birthday To You!(含答案)

 

Read the questions. Write short answers.

1. Which two countries celebrate birthdays with food?

2. Why is Jim going to the store?

3. What three things do you need to make fairy bread?

4. What do noodles mean in China?

 

GROUP WORK 

 

How do people usually celebrate birthdays in your country? Do you have plans for your next birthday? How about the birthday of a friend or a family member? What are you going to do? Tell your classmates.  

祝你生日快乐(答案)

 

Words and Expressions

 

custom

习俗

fairy

仙女

plate

盘,碟

snack

小吃,零食

flour

面粉

reach

tradition

传统,习俗

sign

标记

 

Translation

 

在本周的博客中,我们将了解世界各地的一些生日习俗。

 

Harry Baker,珀斯,澳大利亚

下周三是我的生日。我要10岁了。在我的国家,我们总是在生日会上吃仙女面包。我妈妈要去给我做一大盘仙女面包。这是一种小吃。我们用面包、黄油和五颜六色的糖来做。它叫做“成百上千”。

 

Jim Dixon,牙买加,蒙特哥贝

我喜欢生日!他们很有趣。在牙买加,我们有一个旧习俗。我们喜欢在人们生日那天给他们惊喜。猜测我们做什么?我们向朋友扔面粉!明天我最好的朋友明天过生日。我很快就会去商店。我要去买了很多面粉来扔给他。

 

Victoria Smith,伦敦,英国

我的祖母将在六月满100 岁。她非常兴奋,因为她将收到女王的一封特别来信。女王给每个年满 100 岁的人寄一封信。这是一个让人非常开心的传统。

 

Jiang Li,北京,中国

在我的国家,我们用一种特殊的食物来庆祝生日。面条对我们来说是长寿的标志。今年,我要给我所有朋友做“长寿面”。我们要一起吃它们,度过一个美好的夜晚!

 

Answer

 

1. Australia and China celebrate birthdays with food.

2. He is going to buy a lot of flour.

3. Bread, butter, and colorful sugar.

4. Noddles mean long life in China. 

 

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