All about the Chinese New Year

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Listening — Beginner Level
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Activity

Watch the video and answer the questions


  1. How many days does the Chinese New Year last?

  2. Chinese New Year is also known as the  

  3. What two animals from the Chinese Zodiac are important to Chinese New Year?

  4. What's the name of the Chinese goddess who is symbolized by the rabbit paper lanterns?

  5. What 2 dishes are traditional to the Chinese New Year celebration?

  6. What color should be worn during the Chinese New Year?

Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below


  1. Have you ever celebrated Chinese New Year?

  2. What makes Chinese New Year interesting for you?

  3. What festivals do you celebrate in your country?

  4. Are those festivals similar to the Chinese New Year festival?

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    Vocabulary

      • very old; antique
      • relating to an economy
      • a special time or event when people gather to celebrate something
      • of or relating to the moon
      • based on or described in a myth
      • either of the two times in the year, the summer solstice and the winter solstice, when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days.
      • a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time

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