北师大初中英语八年级上册:Expansion6-1

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[00:00.00]UNIT 6

[00:08.40]Expansion 6

[00:14.56]Exercise 1

[00:16.44]Halloween is popular festival

[00:18.68]in the United States

[00:20.50]and in other English-speaking countries.

[00:23.67]Each October 31st,

[00:25.94]children dress as ghosts.

[00:28.29]In the evening,

[00:29.78]they knock on neighbors' doors

[00:31.44]and ask for candies.

[00:33.43]This is called "trick or treating"

[00:36.38]because when the children arrive at a house

[00:39.58]they call out"Trick or treat!"

[00:42.40]This is to tell the people that

[00:44.50]if they do not give them any candy--

[00:47.13]the "treat",

[00:48.38]they may play a trick on them!

[00:50.98]Another well-known Halloween tradition is the

[00:54.00]jack-o'lantern.

[00:56.21]This is an empty pumpkin shell

[00:58.67]with pieces cut out to make a face.

[01:02.01]People light the jack-o'lanterns

[01:04.05]with a candle inside.

[01:06.40]At night,they look strange and terrible.

[01:09.99]And this is what children enjoy about Halloween

[01:14.33]-scaring each other!-

[01:16.72]Thanksgiving is public holiday

[01:18.82]in the United States.

[01:21.20]On the fourth Thursday of November,

[01:24.02]people celebrate with family or friends.

[01:27.39]They give thanks for their good luck and

[01:29.76]enjoy a big meal including roast turkey,

[01:33.82]sweet potatoes,and pies.

[01:36.65]Younger children celebrate Thanksgiving

[01:39.04]by acting in plays at school.

[01:41.70]They dress in a special way

[01:43.85]and tell the story of the first Thanksgiving

[01:46.57]in 1621.

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