1. 春节的由来及寓意;2. 春节的庆祝活动;3. 邀请他来中国欢度春节。
In your last letter, you mentioned that you want to know something about the Spring Festival. I am writing to tell you about it.
The Spring Festival has a long history, which was originally celebrated to scare away a fierce beast1 "Nian". Slightly different from that in the past, it is now given new meanings and regarded as a way for people enjoy the reunion with their families2 however far they live or work. 1 On the New Year’s Eve, each family has its members gathered together3. They tell each other their lives4 in the past year exchange gifts5 and eat a lot of delicious meals in the warmth of the family1. Children can get lucky money2 in red envelops. People have a good time, holding opera performances6, and other celebrations.
I hope you will come here and experience this wonderful festival.
词汇：中国阴历(the Chinese lunar calendar);嫦娥奔月(Chang’e flying to the moon);赏月(appreciate the moon).
I’d like to invite you to experience the Middle Autumn Festival with us in China.
The Middle Autumn festival, which is said to honor Chang E, a beautiful goddess living in the moon, falls on the August 15th of the lunar calendar. Rituals like celebrating the family reunion, appreciating the moon and eating mooncakes of different styles are performed throughout the country.
So, why not jump at this opportunity to embrace, explore and enjoy this festival with us? I assure you it will be a fantastic visual and audio feast of a life time for you.
1. 元宵节的起源(起源于汉朝，始于皇帝祭祀天上的神仙);2. 元宵节的主要习俗(吃汤圆，赏花灯，猜灯谜等);3. 邀请John来中国亲自体会元宵节。
参考词汇：元宵节：The Lantern Festival;汤圆: glutinous rice balls;花灯展: lantern shows;猜灯谜：guess riddles on hanging lanterns
Hope this letter finds you well. With regard to your last letter concerning the Lantern Festival in China, I'd like to specify the following details for you.
The Lantern Festival, falling on Jan 15th of the lunar calendar, traces back to the Han Dynasty. Legend has it that Emperor Hanwu will worship the immortal beings on this particular day, hoping they will bring bliss and happiness to his reign.
Highlights of this festival include sampling delicious glutinous rice balls, appreciating boats with lanterns of all shapes and colors drifting down the big canal or guessing riddles on hanging lanterns, all of which promise an enriching visual and audio feast for every one of its celebrators.
Why not join our family in observing this special festival next year? I guarantee this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
题目：假如你是李华, 你的美国笔友杰克对中国的端午节比较感兴趣, 请你写一封回信, 简单介绍端午节的来源, 习俗, 历史, 并邀请他来中国体验端午节。
I’m glad to learn from your email that you long for the knowledge1 about the Dragon Boat Festival, one of the Chinese conventional festivals1.
As we know, the Dragon Boat festival falls on May 5th on the lunar calendar. So vital is the festival to people that almost everyone celebrates it in China. 1 Firstly, I want to tell you something about the origin2 of the festival. There are two main characters in the story. One is Qu Yuan and the other is Wu Zixu. Qu Yuan was not merely an extraordinary poet3, but also a politician4 with patriotic spirit. 2 The enemy seized the capital city2 of Chu Dynasty 278 B. C. And it was a contributor to5 Qu Yuan’s jumping into Miluo River to end his life3. Afterwards, people set up the festival4 in order to shelter Qu Yuan’s body from5 being eaten by fish in the river. Another people who is worth mentioning6 is Wu Zixu, a renowned general7. Secondly, people are accustomed to eating6 specific food, such as rice dumplings, salty eggs and realgar wine.
I hope that my email can be of some help to you. Moreover, I’m looking forward to your reply.
题目：假如你叫李华，请向你的英国朋友Tom介绍中国的传统节日——清明节(the Tomb-sweeping Day)。写作要点如下：
参考词汇：commemoration纪念 grave坟墓 offering祭品
I’m delighted to know you take great interest in Chinese traditional festivals. The Tomb-sweeping Day is around the corner. I would like to tell you something about it.
The Tomb-sweeping Day usually falls around April 4~6 every year. With a history of more than 2500 year, it is not only a seasonal point to guide farm work, but also a festival of commemoration. On the day, people clean graves，set out offerings of food and flowers and burn paper money to offer sacrifice and honor the dead. People also enjoy hope of Spring on this day. Planting trees, flying kites and going on family outings are usually included.
I hope you can experience it in person one day.
1. 传统节日的重要性;2. 如何传承传统节日
As globalization continues to progress, cultural exchange between different countries becomes more frequent and in-depth. Indeed, this process deepens communication between nations, but it also poses a threat to the existence of some countries’ traditional festivals. China, a country with a profound history and a large variety of festivals, is no exception.
The importance of traditional festivals cannot be overemphasized. Firstly, traditional festivals deepen our understanding of the profound Chinese history for they act as carriers of our culture and ideology. Secondly, not only do they inform us of core Chinese values and philosophies, but also serve as the fountain of our ethnic pride and confidence, which goes a long way to shaping our national identity and strengthening our social cohesion.
So, how can we carry forward our traditional festivals? Firstly, whenever the important festival is approaching, we young people need to make preparation for as well as become fully engaged in its rituals, customs and ceremonies. Also, we can upload photos, short videos and emojis related to our festivals on popular social media such as Tiktok and Vlog so that people’s awareness of carrying forward traditional festivals can be fully aroused.
All in all, traditional festivals should be passed down from one generation to another and for the benefit of our future generations, we young people have the inescapable responsibility to protect and carry forward them.