Fourth if guests or elders give cloth dish. Best use of chopsticks may also be the guests or elders far away from the dishes to their front, according to the habit of the Chinese nation. Dish is a one of the Top. If the same tables leadership, the elderly, the guests said. Whenever of a new dish, let them first Dongkuaizi. rotation or invite them to the first Dongkuaizi. to show their importance.
Fifth: eat the head, fishbone, bones and other objects, not Wangwaimian vomit, not onto the ground still. Slowly to get their hands Diezili, or close on their own or on Canzhuobian prepared beforehand good on paper.
Sixth: To a timely manner about the time and people just a few humorous, to reconcile the atmosphere. Guangzhaotou not eat, regardless of others, and do not devour and destroy the lavish meal, not jail sentence.
7: It is best not to the dinner table Tiya if it is to Tiya, will use napkins or sign blocked their mouths.
8: To clear the main tasks of the meal. Must be clear to do business oriented. Feelings or to the main contact. Mainly or to eat. If it is the former, when attention should be paid to the seating arrangements. Their main negotiators the seats near each other to facilitate conversations, or dredge emotion. If it is the after. need only pay attention to common-sense courtesy on the line, to focus on the appreciation of dishes,
today, even-increasing people think studying abroad is a good approach to students. i think its main advantage is that students can learn foreign languages better because of the good language environment. it helps them to improve the level of foreign languages. outstanding language level can enhance their core competition when finding jobs in the future. secondly, studying abroad provides people golden opportunities to expand their horizon and learn advance foregin technology. moreover, it is useful to spread and exchange different culture. however, there exist numbers of disadvantages. first, those who go to abroad for studying usually are much young. generally specking, they lack of experience of life and cannot take good care of themselves. second, students will feel lonely and miss their hometowns, especially on Spring Festival and Mid-Autumn festival. furthermore, living and tuition generally are too high that people cannt afford it. so, if you want to study abroad, you should consider the above points carefully.
To Live in an American Family
for the student who wants to improve his english quickly and learn about american customs firsthand, there is often an opportunity to live with an american family. there may be some disadvantages in this arrangement; however, i believe there are far more advantages.
first of all, the disadvantages may include lack of privacy and little opportunity to be independent. they will lose the chance of living on their own. another drawback to living in an american home involves the possibility that the family may treat the student like a child. for eample, the parents may want to decide who his friends should be and where he should go during his leisure time.
even though there may be some disadvantages in living with an american family, the advantage far overweighs them. by taking part in a home-stay program, the student has an ecellent opportunity to learn about american customs. also, he will learn about many other aspects about american way of life, such as the way schools are run in the u nited states. and the family will no doubt make cerlain that he becomes acquainted with this new way of life, and soon he will feel at home.
this thursday is thanksgiving day. the writer o’henry called it the one day that is purely american. thanksgiving is not a religious holiday. but it has ritual meaning. some americans attend religious services on the day before thanksgiving or on thanksgiving morning. others travel long distances to be with their families. they have a large dinner which is the main part of the celebration. for many americans, thanksgiving is the only time when all members of the family gather. the holiday is a time of family reunion. thanksgiving week is generally one of the busiest travel times of the year. however, experts say this year probably will be different.
on september 11th, thousands of people died when terrorists hijacked airplanes that struck buildings in washington d.c. and new york city. many people now say they are worried about flying on a plane. travel experts say almost 6 percent fewer people will make long trips this thanksgiving compared with last year. many americans who usually visit family and friends by plane are driving shorter distances instead this week. some mental health experts say the attacks have frightened people. they say people feel safer and happier close to home. more than any other holiday, thanksgiving is a celebration of family and home.
many people say that this year they are especially thankful for their families and friends and the good things in their lives. on thanksgiving, people enjoy a long day of cooking, eating and talking. the traditional meal almost always includes the turkey with a bread mixture cooked inside. other traditional thanksgiving food served with turkey are sweet potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie. stores are said to sell more food at thanksgiving than at any other time of the year, and many people eat more food at thanksgiving than at any other time of the year. over the years, americans have added new traditions to their thanksgiving celebration. for example, a number off professional and university football games are played on thanksgiving day. some of the games are broadcast on national television.
(American Students in Countryside )
eleven students from world college, west of the united states, kissed their newly-made chinese fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters “zaijian”(goodbye), tears in eyes, when leaving jiangwan township, in shanghai suburbs. these students, who are studying on a program of international relations, are believed to be the first hatch① of foreign students to live with chinese village families.
the students stayed in the village for two months. at daytime, they were given chinese language and history courses in the village classroom and took part in agricultural practice in the fields. they spent the rest of their time with the peasants, carrying water from wells, making a fire for cooking, even feeding babies.mr. carlos liked to take little children for a ride in bicycle whereas mr. david often played cards with his young chinese friends. miss tracy, a pretty l9-year-old girl, concentrated her enthusiasm on giving english lessons to pupils at jiangwan primary school. mr. richard with his video camera② finished a tv documentary③ about chinese village life.“we like the life here. its so quiet, so plain, yet so interesting,”said miss sandra, one of the students.
lunch time was the most enjoyable for both guest and host. they talked about everything that interested them. the villagers regarded these students as their own sons, daughters, brothers, or sisters.“this new form is also beneficial④ to ourselves,”said u hongming, deputy director ⑤ of jiangwan township. “we are looking forward to welcoming more foreign students to come here.”
indeed, the students not only learned chinese, but also knew more deeply about china within the two months. “weve learned a lot which we couldnt just at chinese colleges,” said miss nona from canada. when asked about the purpose of going to china and staying with chinese villagers, tracy showed her several articles published in an american newspaper:“living, studying and learning to accept and work within another entirely different culture is an important aspect⑥ of every society. communication, understanding, and above all, love are imperative⑦ for world peace.”
①hatch [h$tm] n. (小鸡等)一窝;(喻)一群，一组(年轻人)
②video camera [vidi u k$m r ] n. 电视摄像机
③documentary[?d&kjument ri] n. 纪录影片
④beneficial [benifim l] a. 有利的;有益的'
⑤deputy director[depjuti direkt ] 副乡(镇)长
⑥aspect[$spekt] n. (问题、事物的)方面
⑦ imperative [imper tiv] a. 绝对必要的
American citizens emphasize on achievements and respect heroes.They have great sense in their hearts to praise success and heroes.Personal achievements are one of those with the highest value in Americans mind.Americans have very strong senses of success.Success is the pursuit of most Americans,it is their attractive future and the incentives for moving forward.They believe that one's personal value is equivalent to his achievements in his career.Some high achievers in their career such as entrepreneurs,scientists,artists and all kinds of super starts became modern heroes.The process and result of how they strived have become the frame of reference of social culture value and the real life text book for parents to educate their children.
This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. The writer O’Henry called it the one day that is purely American. Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday. But it has ritual meaning. Some Americans attend religious services on the day before Thanksgiving or on Thanksgiving morning. Others travel long distances to be with their families. They have a large dinner which is the main part of the celebration. For many Americans, Thanksgiving is the only time when all members of the family gather. The holiday is a time of family reunion. Thanksgiving week is generally one of the busiest travel times of the year.
However, experts say this year probably will be different. On September 11th, thousands of people died when terrorists hijacked airplanes that struck buildings in Washington D.C. and New York City. Many people now say they are worried about flying on a plane. Travel experts say almost 6 percent fewer people will make long trips this Thanksgiving compared with last year.
Many Americans who usually visit family and friends by plane are driving shorter distances instead this week. Some mental health experts say the attacks have frightened people. They say people feel safer and happier close to home. More than any other holiday, Thanksgiving is a celebration of family and home. Many people say that this year they are especially thankful for their families and friends and the good things in their lives.
On Thanksgiving, people enjoy a long day of cooking, eating and talking. The traditional meal almost always includes the turkey with a bread mixture cooked inside. Other traditional Thanksgiving food served with turkey are sweet potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie. Stores are said to sell more food at Thanksgiving than at any other time of the year, and many people eat more food at Thanksgiving than at any other time of the year. Over the years, Americans have added new traditions to their Thanksgiving celebration. For example, a number off professional and university football games are played on Thanksgiving Day. Some of the games are broadcast on national television.
I am very happy to receive your letter. I am fine these days but a bit busy. I am always busy with my study and there are lots of homework to do every day. I work hard and I am interested in all the subjects so I can alwasy get good grades. I often do sports for about twenty minutes after school because it's good for my health and it can help me relax. I am going to take an important exam so that I can get into senior high. So I will try as hard as I can. How about you?
The benefits of immigrating to the United States, whether you believe it or not, is an interesting phenomenon in the United States and naturalization, which is that the number of people applying for citizenship has soared in the era of immigration regulation. Last year was the most intense year for border security and illegal immigration in the United States, and the number of americans applying for citizenship last year was the highest since 1999. A similar situation occurred a decade ago. Dan, a spokesman for the U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS). 'every time there's an immigration debate, there's always a surge in naturalization applications,' says Dan Kane. Some experts believe that rising immigration, naturalization and other service costs in recent years may have pushed immigrants to apply for naturalization prior to the increase. In addition, foreigners will be keen to join us citizenship and, of course, the top ten benefits of naturalization.
Top 10 benefits of joining us citizenship:
1. The citizenship of the United States can be applied to many relatives as permanent residents in the United States according to the immigration law. There is no limit on the number of people and the time for waiting for the green card is much shorter. Along with a unique, that is, if you are a citizen of the United States, you can in your immediate family (including spouse, parents and unmarried minor child (children) in the United States during the visit (s) to apply for immigrants to him, and he (they) don't have to leave the country to do procedure, as long as with immigration give receipt can legally to stay in American waiting for the final approval of immigration, and not of little chance, it's just a matter of waiting for the length of time.
2. Many countries have visa-free access to American citizens. It is more convenient for American citizens to enter customs than those who do not automatically enter the customs.
Most people don't want to commit a crime, but maybe in the wrong time, in the wrong place, we are victims of some kind of situation, but as American citizens, we will not be expelled from the country. American citizens do not have to worry about losing a green card or staying abroad for a long time.
4. Retired U.S. citizens can enjoy all social security benefits, and green card holders can only enjoy half the benefits.
5. U.S. citizens have the right to elect federal, state and local government officials. Some countries, including Ireland, the United Kingdom and Canada, recognize dual citizenship, allowing americans to retain their original nationality and passport. U.S. green card holders are not elected and elected before they enter the country.
6. American citizens can have more public benefits, including additional Security Income (SSI) and food stamps, as well as certain scholarships and financial aid.
American citizens can have more jobs and jobs. Only citizens can be elected to elected municipal, state and federal government posts. Many federal, state and municipal jobs recruit only U.S. citizens.
An adopted or biological child under the age of 18 can automatically become an American citizen. If a child is born outside the United States and is unmarried and under the age of 18, the child may be naturalized when his or her parents are naturalized.
American citizens have more financial and tax incentives, are often easier to get loans and get better lending rates because lenders think they are less likely to run for debt.
When you become an American citizen, you don't have to worry about a green card every 10 years.
The main content of American culture is the emphasize on individuals' value,the pursue of democracy and freedom,the promotion of deploitation(开拓,经营) and competition and the need of realistic and practicality.Its core is individualism:self first,personal need first,pursue of individual benefit and enjoyment,emphasize on achieving individual value by self-strive and self-design.This type of intentionally build up of personality and pursue customized individualism has its pros and cons,it gives incentives to people and make them exert on their potential and wisdom and as a result accelerate the development of the entire race and nation; on the other hand it is difficult to keep good relationship among people if everyone is egocentric thus make the entire society lack of unity.