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AP Chinese - Speaking Skills, Topic Thirteen (Festivities)

Speaking prompts may ask about personal opinions, past experiences, future plans, and so on. Students should keep in mind that these questions will be based on one topic. The topics typically deal with general subjects that high school students are familiar with. Useful words have been provided for each of the selected topics and can be used in both conversations and cultural presentations. (page 380)
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习俗
custom
特色
special feature; characteristic
喜庆
auspicious occasion
祝愿
to wish
庆祝
to celebrate
气氛
atmosphere
春节
Spring Festival
除夕
Chinese New Year's Eve
鞭炮
firecrackers
拜年
to pay someone a visit during Chinese New Year (two words)
拜年贺喜
to pay someone a visit during Chinese New Year (four words)
压岁钱
money given to children as a gift during Chinese New Year
红包
a traditional red packet with money inside
团圆饭
family reunion dinner
年糕
Chinese New Year cake
舞龙舞狮
dragon and lion dance (use as a verb with 人们)
贴春联
to hang lucky couplets
挂年画
to hang New Year's paintings
耍龙灯
dragon dance (a verb)
元宵节
the Lantern Festival
元宵
sweet dumplings made of glutinous rice
赏花灯
to admire festive lanterns
猜灯谜
to guess lantern riddles
端午节
Dragon Boat Festival
粽子
a kind of dumpling wrapped in bamboo leaves eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival
龙舟
dragon boat
中秋节
the Mid-Autumn Festival
月饼
moon cake
赏月
to enjoy looking at the moon
想念
to miss
故乡
hometown
合家团圆
family reunion
联欢
to have a get-together; to have a party
晚会
a party that takes place in the evening
剪纸
paper-cuts
年画
New Year paintings
舞狮
lion dance
舞龙
dragon dance
圣诞节
Christmas
基督教
Christianity
犹太教
Judaism
伊斯兰教
Islam
平安夜
Christmas Eve
礼拜
religious service
欢乐
happy; joyful
礼物
a present; a gift
感恩节
Thanksgiving
古老
ancient
丰盛
rich; sumptuous (of a meal)
美味佳肴
delicious food
火鸡
turkey
南瓜饼
pumpkin pie
万圣节
Halloween
服饰
dress and personal adornment (costume)
五颜六色
colorful
千奇百怪
a kinds of strange sights and happenings
面具
mask
糖果
candies
情人节
Valentine's Day
巧克力
chocolate
鲜花
fresh flowers
母亲节
Mother's Day
父亲节
Father's Day