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May Day

May. 1, 2021

“We’re going to make a difference in the world. We’re tired of working for nothing. We’ve never had time to think about it just because we’re paid for a living. We want to smell the flowers, we want to bask in the sun, we believe: God only allows an eight hour working day. We gathered our team from docks, workshops, and factories to strive for eight hours of work, eight hours of rest, and eight hours for ourselves”

The festival originated from the workers’ strike in Chicago. At that time, the workers were seriously exploited and oppressed by the capitalists and needed to work more than ten hours a day. In order to protect their rights, the workers held a general strike and a march on May 1, 1886, demanding the improvement of working conditions and the implementation of the eight-hour workday.

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example:
fēi …bù  kě
非…不  可
Have….to

tā    gōng  zuò  hěn  nǔ  lì ,jiù  suàn  yào  jiā  bān  yě  fēi  bǎ  rèn  wù  dōu  wán  chéng  bù  kě
他      工     作    很     努  力 , 就    算    要   加   班  也  非   把    任   务    都   完     成     不    可。
He works very hard. Even if he has to work overtime, he has to finish all the tasks.

wú  lùn  jié  guǒ  zěn  yàng ,wǒ  jīn  tiān  fēi  zhǎo  dào  tā  bù  kě
无   论  结    果     怎       样,   我   今   天   非    找    到   他   不   可。
Whatever the result, I have to find him today.

In order to commemorate the great workers’ movement, in July 1889, the second International announced that May 1st of each year will be international labor day. Since then, every year on this day, the working people of all countries will hold activities to celebrate.

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International Labor Day, also known as “International Labor Day” and “International Workers’ Day” or “May Day”, is a national festival in more than 80 countries around the world, and also a festival shared by working people all over the world. We usually have a holiday on May Day. We will arrange a trip during the holiday to relax from the pressure of work.

example:
ān  pái
安   排
arrange

lǎo  shī  bǎ  míng  tiān  de  huó  dòng  ān  pái  yòu  chóng  xīn  jiǎng  le  yí  biàn
老   师   把    明   天     的    活      动    安    排    又    重     新     讲    了   一     遍。
The teacher repeated the arrangement of tomorrow’s activities.

nǐ   yào   hé   lǐ   ān  pái  xué  xí   shí  jiān , tí   gāo  xué  xí  xiào  lǜ
你    要   合   理   安   排    学  习   时    间,  提   高    学  习    效   率。
You should arrange your study time reasonably and improve your study efficiency.

With the continuous improvement of people’s living standards, tourism seems to have become a way for people to enjoy a their leisure time, especially in the long holidays such as M ay Day and National Day, which is the most hard-won leisure time of the year. However, there are also some problems with going out during these holidays.

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The first problem is the issue of safety. During the long holidays like May Day and National Day, the number of tourists will increase. The popular scenic spots will be overcrowded. The more people there are, the greater the risk is. It is easy to fall and trample because of congestion. In this way, the purpose of entertainment and leisure will not be achieved, but the fatigue of tourism will be increased.
Secondly, the cost is high. Every scenic spot will have two sets of charging standards, one in peak season and the other in the off-season. For example, during the period of May Day and National Day, the prices of air tickets, hotels, scenic spot tickets, and restaurants will rise and for meals people need to wait to be seated, which means that you can expect to get reduced service at a high price. Is it not a crime to increase the prices, so it is not easy to travel during this period of time. It’s not a wise move, so if you want to go, try to go to the scenic spots with the fewest people.

example:
yuè …yuè …
越 … 越…
The more… The more

gōng  zuò   nǔ  lì  de  rén  nǐ   yuè   qiān   jiù   tā ,tā   yuè   lǎn   duò
工      作   不   努   力  的  人  你     越      迁   就    他,他   越   懒     惰。
The more you move to a person who doesn’t work hard, the lazier he is.

nǐ  yuè  nǔ   lì   gōng   zuò ,  nǐ  qǔ  dé   de  jìn  bù  yuè  dà 。
你    越    努  力    工       作,  你    取    得   的   进   步   越   大。
The harder you work, the more progress you make.

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