Red often symbolizes good luck, longevity and happiness in Chinese culture. Red can be found everywhere during the Chinese Spring Festival and other joyous occasions. Cash is often used as gift to family members or close friends, which is often put in red envelops. Its popularity can also be ascribed/credited/attributed the fact that people associate it with Chinese revolution and the Communist Party. However, it does not always represent good luck and joy because the name of the dead used to be written in red. Using red ink to write names of Chinese people were regarded as an offense.
With China’s reform and opening up, a large body of youngsters tend to hold Western-style weddings nowadays. The bride usually wears a white wedding dress at the wedding, because white is regarded as a symbol of purity. However, in traditional Chinese culture, white is often used in funerals. Therefore, please remember that white flowers must not be used as gifts to patients, especially not to seniors or terminally ill patients. Similarly, the cash gift should be put in red envelops ratherthan white ones.
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3. [B] They were trapped in an underground elevator.
4. [C] They sent supplies to keep the miners warm. 5. [D] Close some of its post office. 6. [C] Stopping mail delivery on Saturdays. 7. [A] Many post office staff will lose their jobs.
8. [D] He will lose part of his pay. 9. [B] He is a trustworthy guy.
10.[D] She is better at handling such matters. 11.[C] He is always trying to stir up trouble. 12. [D] Reserved
13. [A] They stay quiet
14. [C] She was never invited to a colleague’s home. 15. [B] Houses provide more privacy
16. [D] They will automatically be given hiring priority. 17. [C] Visit the school careers service.
18. [B] Supervising study spaces to ensure a quiet atmosphere. 19. [C] It may be sold at a higher price. 20. [A] It is healthier than green tee. 21. [D] It does not have a stable market.
22. [B] They prefer unique objects of high quality. 23. [B] They could only try to create at night. 24. [A] Make wise choices.
25. [A] To boost the local economy.
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46. [B] He intends to get rid of the tipping practice. 47. [C] It forces the customer to comensate the waiter.
48. [D] They can have some say in how much their servers earn. 49. [A] Services quality has little effect on tip size.
50. [D] Waiters should be paid by employers instead of customers.
51. [C] The impact of cheap oil on global economic growth.
52. [D] Consumers will spend their savings from cheap oil on other commodities. 53. [C] They use their money reserves to back up consumption. 54. [B] Its negative effects more than cancel out its positive effects. 55. [A] People are not spending all the money they save on gas.