Grade 8 Unit 5 Topic 1 Section D

Beijing Opera

Beijing Opera is our national opera. It came into being [1]came into being: 形成;产生 after 1790 and has a history of over 200 years [2]has a history of over 200 years: 有超过两千年的历史. Its music and singing came from Xipi and Erhuang in Anhui and Hubei. There are four main roles [3]role: US: [roʊl]   UK: [rəʊl] n. 作用;(演员扮演的)角色;社会角 in Beijing Opera: Sheng, Dan, Jing and Chou. Beijing Opera is full of [4]be full of: 充满… famous stories, beautiful facial [5]facial: US: [ˈfeɪʃ(ə)l]   UK: [‘feɪʃ(ə)l]  adj. 面部的 paintings [6]painting: US: [ˈpeɪntɪŋ]  UK: [‘peɪntɪŋ]  n. 绘画;油画;作画;涂漆, wonderful gestures [7]gesture: US: [ˈdʒestʃər]  UK: [ˈdʒestʃə(r)]   n. 手势;表示;动作;举动 and fighting. Some of the stories are from history books, but most are from famous novels. The people in the stories usually can’t agree with [8]agree with: 同意,和……意见一致 each other.

They become angry, unhappy, sad and lonely. Sometimes they are frightened [9]frightened: US: [ˈfraɪt(ə)nd]  UK: [‘fraɪt(ə)nd]   adj. 惊吓的;受惊的;害怕的 and worried [10]worried: US: [ˈwʌrid]   UK: [‘wʌrid]   adj. 担心的;担忧的;发愁的. Then they find a way to make peace with [11]make peace with: 讲和;与……讲和;与……和好 each other. Everyone is usually happy in the end [12]in the end: 终于,最后.

Beijing Opera is an important part of Chinese culture. In China it used to [13]used to: 过去常做某事 be popular with [14]be popular with: 为……所喜欢;受……欢迎 old people while young people didn’t like it very much. However, more young people are becoming interested in [15]become interested in: 变得对…有兴趣, become与be一样,都是系动词 it nowadays. And more people around the world [16]around the world: 世界各地;全世界;环游世界 are learning about [17]learn about: 了解;学习有关…知识 Beijing Opera’s special singing, acting and facial paintings.

Word Bank

Word Bank
1 came into being: 形成;产生
2 has a history of over 200 years: 有超过两千年的历史
3 role: US: [roʊl]   UK: [rəʊl] n. 作用;(演员扮演的)角色;社会角
4 be full of: 充满…
5 facial: US: [ˈfeɪʃ(ə)l]   UK: [‘feɪʃ(ə)l]  adj. 面部的
6 painting: US: [ˈpeɪntɪŋ]  UK: [‘peɪntɪŋ]  n. 绘画;油画;作画;涂漆
7 gesture: US: [ˈdʒestʃər]  UK: [ˈdʒestʃə(r)]   n. 手势;表示;动作;举动
8 agree with: 同意,和……意见一致
9 frightened: US: [ˈfraɪt(ə)nd]  UK: [‘fraɪt(ə)nd]   adj. 惊吓的;受惊的;害怕的
10 worried: US: [ˈwʌrid]   UK: [‘wʌrid]   adj. 担心的;担忧的;发愁的
11 make peace with: 讲和;与……讲和;与……和好
12 in the end: 终于,最后
13 used to: 过去常做某事
14 be popular with: 为……所喜欢;受……欢迎
15 become interested in: 变得对…有兴趣, become与be一样,都是系动词
16 around the world: 世界各地;全世界;环游世界
17 learn about: 了解;学习有关…知识
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