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【说明文】2014“模拟赛场”第一期获奖作文①

说明文写作(Expository Writing)(10分)

Write a passage to explain the Chinese CCTV Spring Festival Gala (春节联欢晚会) to foreigners. You should write about 500 words.

 

赵婉萍

A Brief Introduction to the Spring Festival Gala

 

            No matter where you are and who you are, as long as you are Chinese, you will not forget a special holiday on which you may make a wish. The holiday is a Spring Festival Gala, which belongs to the Chinese people.

 

         The Spring Festival which is on Lunar January 1st is Chinese traditional grand festival. The annual New Year's Eve will host a variety of entertainment.

 

         The Spring Festival Gala is referred to as the ""ChunWan"", by China CCTV or the local station Spring Festival Gala, hosting network Spring Festival Gala, departments around the Spring Festival Gala is a collection of songs, comedy, drama, folk art performance as one of the large-scale variety show. With the reform and opening up , the development and popularization of television, the Spring Festival Gala was made by CCTV and born in a wonderful flowers blooming literature and art garden.

 

         Since then at the turn of the Lunar New Year for every year, the program begins at 8:00PM and lasts until roughly 12:30AM on the first day of the New Year. In the past 20 years, the "Spring Festival" has been ranked the first variety show .1983 CCTV Spring Festival Gala should be said to be an accident. But now this gala has become the new folk Chinese, every New Year’s Eve must see TV dinner.

 

         Zhao Benshan, a famous comedian, has become popular with every family in recent years. Although some of the audiences do not like his style of performance, but comedy is still the most welcomed type in the Spring Festival Gala. Comedy acts such as XiangSheng and sketches are often featured, with the latter usually pray for real-life issues such as reunion, respect for the elderly, or education that use the New Year's holiday as a frame for its social commentary. The hosts of the Gala are often incorporated into these comedy acts.

 

         Musical acts are featured during the Gala, showing various genres of Chinese music ranging from traditional folk songs to modern C-pop acts. A mixture of songs representing China's major minority ethnic groups which includes the Mongols, Manchus, and Hui etc. are also traditionally featured. So, a song that is called Can’t Forget Tonight, is well-known among many families because of the Spring Festival Gala. Dance acts are also fitted into the program, either alongside a live show, or as a stand-alone act. Performances of acrobatics and stage magic are also usually featured during the Gala. However, the traditional Chinese art performances like Chinese opera, has decreased over the years, since CCTV-3 airs its own New Years special consisting exclusively of opera performances.

 

In China, Harmony and reunion are the two largest themes to people. It is known that the Chinese New Year's Eve is a time where the family gathers. The typical situation involves a large Three Generations' family gathered in front of their TV set while making dumplings for the first New Year's meal. The Gala adds a mood of celebration in the house as people laugh, discuss and enjoy the performance.

 

         Year after year, how time flies, people get older; it is an unchanging custom of getting together with watching Spring Festival evening. They give the best wishes to each other. The Spring Festival is a traditional festival in Chinese, and Spring Festival Gala, is the Chinese traditional and indispensable festivals. Eve of the Lunar New Year is a permanent invariable habit!