- Talk about a recent celebration that you were invited to You should say:
- What were you celebrating
- Who did you celebrate it with
- Why did you celebrate it
- And explain how you felt about this celebration
I’d like to describe an achievement I celebrated. The achievement was that I got admitted to my dream university, Fudan university. It was really big for me because Fudan is one of the best universities in Shanghai, maybe even in China, and it may be many students1 dream to be able to study there. And I think I was just so lucky to be the one who realized this dream.
Well, it was three days after I got the admission letter. My parents, grandparents and I went to my favorite restaurant to celebrate it. And I received a big red packet containing 10,000 yuan from my grandparents. Days later, I also celebrated with two of my best friends; we went to Shanghai Disneyland. Believe it or not, it was my first trip to this famous theme park and it was amazing.
As for why I wanted to celebrate it, well, I think anyone would agree that being able to study at Fudan is a big deal by any standard. I mean who wouldn’t want to share this good news with family and friends! Besides, I love celebrations. They make me happy and young. I mean I wouldn’t miss any chance to have fun.
How I felt about it? I felt it was a huge accomplishment, one of the most important milestones for me. I mean it could be a life changer. I will be meeting excellent people there and receiving the best education and landing a decent job in the future. Tm definitely gonna make my parents proud. But at the same time, 111 be faced with lots of challenges. Working with the best people wouldn’t be so easy, and I believe that there’ll be a lot of competition there. But I’m confident ril survive.
1.How do Chinese people celebrate their family events?
I think the most common way for Chinese people to celebrate a family event is having dinner together. When my brothers got enrolled in a company, they both used the salary of the first month to buy the family a dinner
2.Is there anything different from other countries?
I think sitting together and having a dinner together to celebrate is a kind of tradition in China, also for instance Spring festival and mid lunar festival.
3.Why is it important for sports fans to celebrate when their favorite team wins?
As far as I know in other countries, on some occasions people would buy a gift to congratulate other people or send gifts to each other as celebration. The ritual on Christmas in western countries is a good example.
4.Do people prefer winning in a team or on their own?
I think these celebrations create a sense of belonging for sport fans. They see team members as a part of their family. It also enhances the connection between fans and team member. Additionally, it is a part of the entertainment of supporting a team.
5.What kinds of achievements do people often celebrate?
People celebrate festivals, promotion in career, enrollment into higher education institutions, success in exams and anniversaries of important dates.