本周 Free talk 前的话题讨论： 男子假期要吃23桌酒席，这份子钱…… Gift money an outdated practice?
The eight-day-long National Day holiday has already begun and people nationwide have been enjoying their leisure time at home or at tourist sites. Yet for a man surnamed Lei in Bijie, Southwest China's Guizhou province, the schedule is filled with feasts. He has 23 to attend, according to reports, and most are for weddings.
Attending feasts means giving gift money to the new couples to send them good wishes. Reportedly, given the large number of events, his total budget for gift money is 4,800 yuan ($707.04). And he said that's not all, because his children have already grown up and have their own feasts to attend.
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Words to use:
Gift money（礼金）;outdated（过时的）;nationwide（全国性的）;leisure（闲暇）;tourist（旅行者）;feasts（宴会）;budget（预算）;dine（进餐）;obligatory（强制性的）;newlyweds（新婚夫妇）; embarrassing（令人尴尬的）;sweet burden（甜蜜负担）;joyous（欢乐的）;