Perhaps autumn is the most pleasant season of the year. The weather is neither too hot nor too cold. It is the best time for going on a trip.
Last Sunday we went to the countryside. There was golden wheat all over the fields/The fields were covered with golden wheat. Large and colourful apples and pears were hanging on the trees. We could see some peasants were busy getting in the crops in the fields， and others were picking fruits under the trees. All the baskets were full of lovely fruits. It was also the fruit of the peasants labour. No pains， no gains. What a magnificent/beautiful picture(it was)! It seemed as if we were wandering in a splendid/wonderful world.
I love Zhongguoguan.I love the harvest time.
China Dining Custom
The main difference between Chinese and western eating habits is that unlike the West, where everyone has their own plate of food, in China the dishes are placed on the table and everybody shares. If you are being treated by a Chinese host, be prepared for a ton of food. Chinese are very proud of their culture of cuisine and will do their best to show their hospitality.
And sometimes the Chinese host use their chopsticks to put food in your bowl or plate. This is a sign of politeness. The appropriate thing to do would be to eat the whatever-it-is and say how yummy it is. If you feel uncomfortable with this, you can just say a polite thank you and leave the food there.
Don't stick your chopsticks upright in the rice bowl.Instead,lay them on your dish. The reason for this is that when somebody dies,the shrine to them contains a bowl of sand or rice with two sticks of incense stuck upright in it. So if you stick your chopsticks in the rice bowl, it looks like this shrine and is equivalent to wishing death upon a person at the table!
Make sure the spout of the teapot is not facing anyone. It is impolite to set the teapot down where the spout is facing towards somebody. The spout should always be directed to where nobody is sitting, usually just outward from the table.
Don't tap on your bowl with your chopsticks.Beggars tap on their bowls, so this is not polite.Also, when the food is coming too slow in a restarant, people will tap their bowls. If you are in someone's home,it is like insulting the cook.
Gan Bei! (Cheers! “Gan Bei” literally means “dry [the] glass”) Besides beer, the official Chinese alcoholic beverage is Bai Jiu,high-proof Chinese liquor made from assorted grains. There are varying degrees of Bai Jiu. The Beijing favorite is called Er Guo Tou, which is a whopping 56% alcohol. More expensive are
Maotai and Wuliangye
Chinese table manners
Chinese table manners of families have no intrinsic quality even there are different region and position. No matter three meals a day or guest’s arrival, always bowls with chopsticks, food with soup. There is no rule for how to put the tableware. What people care about more are not the gorgeous tableware but the sumptuous food. People’s dining position reflects the most obvious etiquette of Chinese table manners. In ancient society, men are supreme, and women are not allowed to sit with men on the same table. Although this is modern society, this kind of ancient etiquette still remains. Today in China, the phenomenon that men sit on the table before women can be found everywhere. The master of a family usually sits on the first-class seat. The first-class seat is usually near the interior of a room facing to the door. Once there is a guest, the master will offer the first-class seat to the guest politely. If it is an ordinary meal of family, families should start after the elder. If there is a guest, the master offer the food to the guest is essential from the beginning to the end. And the tradition of urging others to drink is also a special phenomenon.
Even there is no official “table manners’ in china, while there is “eating behavior”. Once there is “eating behavior”, there must be some eating manners up to standard.
Here are some characteristics on Chinese eating:
a. Keep your eyes on the meal, especially at the beginning of the meal.
b. When eating, keep your bodies forward, and face to your food.
c. It is allowed to spit the bone on the tables.
d. When chewing, it is allowed to make some rhythmical noisy of chewing.
e. Traditional Chinese meal doesn’t need the public chopsticks.
f. Traditional Chinese meal doesn’t have the sweet snacks after meal.
British families known as "the table as the traditional classroom" on the table from children, parents began to tangible or intangible "dine education", the purpose is to help children to develop good habits, learn good meal etiquette, the dining with various admirable quality or character.
le normally speech language, "please" and "thank you" is very popular in the family, even so. Parents and children having dinner, father son on the table that bottle of salt, soy sauce, or other things, also say: "give me the salt, please." When the father to son, the father must say: "thank you". Between husband and wife, mother and also. If children at the table to mother for a piece of bread, said, "give me a piece of bread," his mother answered him: "what, give me a piece of bread!" Children will have to say: "please give me a piece of bread. These expressions in English is very strict.
English families always have the tradition that called 'turn the table into the class':since the first day of dinning,parents have taught a lesson that a available 'dinning education' or not in order to help the kids to get into the good habits,learn the nice manners and keep all kinds of worth-saying personality and quality.
in the often talking of English,'please'and 'thanks'are very common,even if in the families. When parents and children have dinner on a table,father often ask his son to bring salt ,sause or others, and says'Please bring salt to me.'When son asks his Dad the bread,as his father ,he need to say,'thanks'.So do others.If the kid asks his mother."Give me some bread."His mother will answer,'WhatGive me some bread' The kid must say it again.'Please give me a piece of bread'.These daily sentenses in English are very strict.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the title: Bicycle--An Important Means of Transport in China. Your composition should be based on the following outline:
Your composition should be no less than 100 words. Write this composition on the Composition Sheet. Remember to write it clearly.
Bicycle--An Important Means of Transport in China
There are several reasons why bicycle is so popular in China. To begin with, it is so cheap that every family can afford to buy one. Some families even have two or three of it. Secondly, it is so convenient that with a bicycle, you can go to any place you like. Besides, you don＇t have to find a parking lot in a crowded street or have a garage at home. Finally, cycling has become a kind of sport that many people enjoy.
Compared with a car, a bicycle has both advantages and disadvantages. For instance, a car uses gas as its fuel, as aresult, it may cause air pollution. A bicycle, however, is pollution free. A long travel is surely not fit for a bicycle. But a person who sits all day long in a car might get fat and become unhealthy.
I think that since bicycle is so popular in China, it will certainly remain so for a long time.Many things are being done to make cars popular in China, but even when that time comes, bicycle will still be welcome.