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CCTV New Year's Gala
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ID: 3023 Upper Intermediate
The CCTV New Year's Gala, also known as the Spring Festival Gala, and commonly abbreviated in Chinese as Chunwan, is a Chinese New Year special produced by China Central Television. Listen to a dialogue about a family prepare to watch this event and how it has become a tradition in the household during Chinese New Year.
Thu Jan 26 2017 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|忠实||zhōngshí||to be faithful|
|老少||lǎoshào||the old and the young|
|嗑瓜子||kē guāzǐ||to crack seeds between one's teeth|
jīnnián yāngshì chūn wǎn kàn le ma ？
Did you watch this year's CCTV Chinese New Year's Evening Gala Show?
zénme huì bù kàn ？nà yě shì wǒmen quánjiā niányèfàn de yībùfēn ，zàishuō le ，wǒ kě shì chūn wǎn de zhōngshí fěnsī 。
Why wouldn't I watch it? It's part of our family's New Year's Eve meal. What's more is that I am a faithful viewer of the show.
nàme ，quánjiā lǎo shǎo yīqǐ zuò zài diànshìjī páng ，biān kē guāzǐ biān kàn chūn wǎn ？
So, it's the whole family sat in front of the TV, munching on roasted melon seeds watching the Gala?
hāhā ，bādiǎn chūn wǎn kāishǐ de shíhou ，wǒmen dōuhuì yīqǐ guānkàn 。bùguò wǒmen niánqīngrén ma ，dāngrán gèng xǐhuan kàn wǎngluò zhíbō de la 。
Haha, the show starts at eight and we all watch it together. We youngsters though, of course we prefer to watch the live stream online.
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