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Video Lesson: Dongzhi Festival

Dec. 20, 2017

In traditional Chinese culture, “Winter solstice” marks the start of the longer daylight hours and an increase in positive energy flowing in. Chinese call this day “dōngzhì,” and eat either dumplings or Tangyuan on that day.

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Ellie, Dōngzhì kuàilè!
    B: Xièxie! …
    What would she say? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Zhù nǐ quán jiā tuányuán.
    B. Zhù nǐ shēngrì kuàilè!
    C. Hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ!

2. A: Xiǎoměi, nǐ yào mǎi shénme?
    B: Wǒ mǎi tāngyuán. Míngtiān shì dōngzhì, yīnggāi chī tāngyuán.
    Which of the following is true according to the dialogue? Please choose the best answer.

    A. It will be Dongzhi tomorrow.
    B. Xiaomei wants to buy dumplings.
    C. It will be Lantern Festival tomorrow.

3. A: Qīn’àide, wǎnfàn chī shénme?
    B: Jiǎozi. Jīntiān shì dōngzhì, chī jiǎozi bú dòng ěrduō.
    Which of the following is true according to the dialogue? Please choose the best answer.

    A. The lady likes to eat dumplings.
    B. They will have dumplings for dinner.
    C. The husband’s ears were frozen.

4. A: Xiǎoměi, wǎnshang qù bú qù jiǔbā?
    B: Lìli, jīntiān shì dōngzhì, wǒ yào huíjiā chī jiǎozi.
    A: Hǎo ba, …
    What would Lili most probably say next? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Wǒ bù chī jiǎozi.
    B. Zhù nǐ shēngrì kuàilè.
    C. Zhù nǐ quánjiā tuányuán.

5. A: Lisa, nǐ zài zuò shénme?
    B: Wǒ zài zuò tāngyuán, Lìli, jīntiān shì dōngzhì.
    Which of the following is true according to the dialogue? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Lisa is making Tangyuan.
    B. Today is Chinese New Year.
    C. Lili loves to eat Tangyuan.

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