2011年 12月 20日, 星期二 - 格林尼治标准时间10:27

Christmas Gifts 圣诞礼物

收听与下载

Express yourself!

Every week we ask you a different question. Hear what people in London say, then join the conversation!

快来加入我们的讨论!

每周一个话题,听听伦敦人怎么说。你的看法又是什么呢?

Is it best to give or receive presents?

送礼和收礼,哪样更好呢?

Gifts

Which one would you like to receive?

This is what some people in London told us.

Many people get more satisfaction 满足感 from giving than receiving presents as they watch the reaction 反应 of someone they pick the perfect present 最完美的礼物 for.

Asked about the worst 最糟糕的 gift she has ever received, a woman mentioned things that the giver pulled out of his closet 壁柜。 A re-gift 转手的礼品

Did you know...?

Fact

The Christmas tree was first popularised in Britain by Prince Albert in the 19th century, who brought the tradition over from Germany.

Language tip

The humorous expression 'like turkeys voting for (an early) Christmas' is used when someone accepts a situation which will have a negative outcome for them.

Cultural tip

Mistletoe is a plant that grows on the branches of some trees and is used in Britain and the United States as a Christmas decoration. People often kiss under it. Some hold the superstition that failing to kiss someone ensures a year of loneliness.

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