The Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year
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There are sentences which were extracted from the text. Find the correct sentence to make a meaningful paragraph. Write A, B, C ,….. in the gap. There is an extra sentence.

A It was determined later that the old man was an immortal god. 

B On a solar calendar,

C Red and gold are popular New Year colors.

D The people were very frightened by this monster. 

E The red envelopes symbolize the giving of good fortune.

F The Chinese New Year never falls on the same day.

G It is a time when families and friends gather to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.



The Chinese New Year

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The Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday celebrated among Chinese people throughout the world. However, few people know when this holiday is celebrated without looking at a traditional Chinese calendar.The ancient Chinese used a lunar calendar. (Today we use solar calendars.) On a lunar calendar, the New Year begins the first night of the new moon after the sun enters Aquarius. this date is anywhere between January 20 and February 19.

The Chinese New Year is often referred to as the spring festival because it signals the beginning of spring. It originally lasted for almost four weeks. Today it lasts for three to five days. The exact origin of this holiday is unknown, but many explanations exist. One idea is that the holiday originated when a beast named Nian (which means year in Chinese) came out the night before the New Year and started to prey on the people in the villages.

One brave old man talked to the beast. He suggested that instead of eating the people of the villages, Nian should eat the other beasts of the villages. The beast followed the old man’s suggestion, and all of the beasts were chased into the forest. The old man told the people to put red paper decorations on their windows and doors at the beginning of each New Year because the color red scared the beast. People also used firecrackers to scare the beast.The people were very grateful to him for giving them a peaceful life.

The Chinese New Year is celebrated with many traditional activities that symbolize new life and new beginnings. Houses are cleaned, new clothes are purchased, and doors and window panes are painted. Homes are decorated with flowers and paper decorations with wishes of good luck, happiness, wealth, and longevity for the coming year. Red represents power, happiness, and vitality (and scares away beasts). Gold represents wealth and good fortune.

The exchanging of gifts is an important New Year tradition. “Lucky money” is given in small red envelopes to children by their family and friends. Friends, family, and feasts are a large part of the New Year celebration. Before feasting, food is placed on an altar and offerings are made to the gods. The Eve of the New Year is the most strictly observed part of the holiday. It starts with a late night feast with family. Ancestors are honored and offerings of food and incense are made to the gods. At the strike of midnight, the sky is filled with fireworks and people wish each other a Happy New Year.


Word Meaning Example


relatingto theMoonor totravelto the Moon

studies of the lunar surface.

explanation (noun)

thereasonsyou give for why something happened or why you did something

Can you think of any explanation for this failure?


to come from a particular place or start in a particular situation

A lot of our medicines originate from tropical plants.


having a strongdesireto do something, so that you will notletanyone stop you

She was determined to win

immortal (adjective)

living or continuing forever

Plato believed that the soul is immortal.

traditional (adjective)

being part of thetraditionsof a country or group of people

traditional Italian cooking

longevity (noun)

the amount of time that someone or something lives

the greater longevity of women compared with men.

vitality (noun)

greatenergyand eagerness to do things

Despite her eighty years, Elsie was full of vitality

strictly (adverb)

in a way that must beobeyed

The ban on hunting is notstrictly enforced.

incense (noun)

asubstancethat has apleasantsmellwhen youburnit

a church filled with the smell of incense



برای دسترسی به دروس بیشتر به لینک زیر مراجعه کنید.

گرامر صفر تا صد زبان انگلیسی

لسنینگ از مبتدی تا پیشرفته

لغات زبان انگلیسی به تفکیک موضوع

درک مطلب از سطح مبتدی تا پیشرفته

تمامی موضوعات آیلتس اسپیکینگ پارت یک، دو و سه همراه با جواب


آغاز دوره های آنلاین آموزش زبان توسط استاد خصوصی

اینجا کلیک کنید

ماژیک فسفری

با استفاده از ماژیک فسفری می توانید کلمات و بخش های مهم را برای خود علامت گذاری نمایید و هنگام پاسخ به آزمون از آنها استفاده کنید. برای از بین بردن بخش های رنگی دوباره روی آن کلیک نمایید.

دفترچه یادداشت

هر تعدادی که دوست دارید دفترچه یادداشت ایجاد کنید و نکات مهم را در آن بنویسید.
برای استفاده از دفترچه یادداشت بر روی قسمتی از درس یا آزمون که می خواهید در آنجا نکته ی مهمی را قرار دهید کلیک نمایید.سپس در آن قسمت یک دفترچه یادداشت جدید ایجاد میشود و با کلیک بر روی آن می توانید بازش کنید و نکته های مهم را بنویسید.