1. What do people usually do during long holidays?
If they have a lot of time off, people usually like going on vacation. They might go on a trip across the country, or even go to another continent237. Lots of people like going on cruises, which take you to lots of different places in a shorter amount of time. I know a lot of people like visiting family during the holidays, which is always nice. It5s also fun to just be lazy and not do that much.
2. Where do Chinese people like to go to spend their holiday?
Well, it’s really hard to say where people like to go during holidays, but I guess most people would avoid going to places far from home and just hang around at shopping malls nearby. You can always see malls crowded with people during holidays. Since there are movie theatres, restaurants, and all kinds of shops there, it’s hard to get bored in a mall. I think that’s why people always flock to malls238 when it’s a holiday.
3. Is the tourism industry important in China?
Yes, it definitely is. In many areas of China, the tourism industry is a critical pillar of the economy239 there. Tons of people make a living from businesses related to tourism. The developed tourism industry employs tons of locals, which is very important to the society. Actually in recent years, tourism is getting increasingly popular in China, since Chinese families are living more comfortable lives240. So the demand for travel and sightseeing is huge. And accordingly241, more cities are becoming popular travel destinations.
4. Do you think tourism could bring benefits to the economy?
Yeah, tourism can definitely bring benefits to the economy. If people are visiting from outside the area242, they’re going to have to spend money on tons of things. For example, they’ll have to pay for accommodation and food, and that’s just the beginning. Tourists buy lots of other things, like souvenirs, which also supports locals. So tourists bring lots of money to the places they visit, which boosts the economy.
5. Why do many people like to travel abroad?
I think lots of people like travelling abroad because it expands their horizons. When they see all kinds of new sights, it teaches them more about the world. They feel more educated afterwards. But it’s also just a ton of fun to travel abroad. You get to try a bunch of243 new things, whether it’s a new activity or a new food. It’s a great way to take a break from work or school.
6. Do people in China have enough holidays? Do people want more holidays?
Um…definitely no. I mean, who doesn’t want more holidays? Even though there are technically enough holidays for people in my country, I believe they would appreciate some more. Everyone needs time to just blow off steam or kick back and relax, which can be hard to do even when on holiday. I suppose that it could really help people be more productive at work and school if they had more time.
237 go to another continent:到另一大州，另一个国家（去旅游）
238 flock to malls: —窝蜂涌向商场
239 a critical pillar of the economy:重要的经济支柱
240 living more comfortable lives:现在过的生活更舒服了
242 visiting from outside the area:从外地到这里旅游
243 a bunch of:很多，一堆