Places to go for Halloween fun in Chengdu
One of the most fun and fulfilling things during the season is to throw a Halloween party and boogie through the night with friends and family. When pumpkins, witch’s hats and spiders make their annual appearance you can tell Halloween is approaching.
Whether it’s a party for children or just one for adults, there are so many great treats, games, music and activities that you can enjoy yourselves in the city.
Dark Mirror-themed Party
With a scary theme — Dark Mirror (黑暗之), Lan Kwai Fong Chengdu this year will host a big Halloween party on October 31st with these elements: Ghost Parade, Haunted House, Costume Contest and so on. Participants could enjoy live music show, dance and play “trick or treat” games in the public outdoor area.
Venue：Lan Kwai Fong Chengdu, 1 Shuijing Street
The Chengdu Happy Valley Amusement Park is to host a Halloween Carnival Party that features magic performances, live rock bands performance and lots of wicked events for participants. The Halloween season in the park will last till November 11 with admission from 80 to 150 yuan.
Venue: 16 Xihua Avenue
Beer Nest Halloween Party
The Beer Nest I and Beer Nest II will be decorated in a haunted(闹鬼的) house style and there will be scary movies playing on the big screens of the Beer Nest II. Entertaining activities, such as food & drink specials, live DJs, cool music and Spooky Kids Workshops, will be held and a professional markup artist from Sweden will be there for those who want to make an impression Halloween night.
Halloween E-sports Night Party
The Halloween E-sports Night to take place on October 31 is one of the highlights of the E-sports Cartoon and Animation Festival to be held in Chengdu Eastern Suburb Memory on October 31-November 1. It will offer relevant activities including cosplay showcases, e-sports competition and live music shows as a platform to communicate with celebrated anime artists and cartoon lovers.
Venue: 4 Mid-section, South Jianshe Road
51. How can we tell Halloween is approaching?
A. People are eating pumpkins.
B. Witch’s hats are sitting on the head.
C. Spiders are weaving nets at the corner.
D. Families or friends are getting together.
52. Which party offers special activities for children to enjoy themselves?
A. Beer Nest Halloween Party. B. Dark Mirror-themed Party.
C. Halloween Carnival Party. D. Halloween E-sports Night Party.
53. What is the common element of the four parties?
A. Cosplay. B. Music. C. Food. D. Magic.
54. What can participants do at Halloween E-sports Night Party?
A. Make cartoon shows. B. Attend E-Game competitions.
C. Learn to arrange cosplay shows. D. Exchange ideas with anime artists.
55. What can we infer from the Beer Nest Halloween Party?
A. The party will be held in two places one after another.
B. Scary movies will be played in the public outdoor area.
C. The Sweden artist is expected to bring joy to the party.
D. The party will be decorated in a traditional Chinese way.
For most kids, a typical school day includes lessons in math, science, and English language arts. But for Callista Grant, 11, a typical day might also include instruction in American Indian drumming and dancing. She studies the Ojibwe (oh-jib-way) and Lakota languages, too, and enjoys school powwows.
Callista goes to the American Indian Magnet School (AIMS), in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It is open to kids in pre-K to grade 8.
Although other U.S. schools teach American Indian culture, the teachers at AIMS say their school is unique. They connect lessons to American Indian culture. When students learn about plant life cycles in science, they also learn about how Native people used herbs for ceremonies and healing. A language arts class may include a reading about the meaning of jingle dresses. Callista says the focus on American Indian culture helps everyone know that "the culture is still alive."
Callista is Cherokee and Ojibwe. Of the 680 students at AIMS, only one-quarter are American Indian. It is a public school that is open to all kids in the community. All students gain from the school’s focus. "It’s important for everyone to know about the people who were here first and that they still live here today," says teacher Tamara Goggleye. Lessons give all students a chance to explore their heritage.
Callista represents the school at powwows and other events. She is proud to teach others about her history. "An Ojibwe prophecy says that we might lose our culture if we don’t show it to our kids," Callista says. "Kids need to help pass down our culture, or it could go away." AIMS and Callista are working to make sure that won’t happen.
The president of the school AIMS, Mr. Philips says they will go down this road with sincerity and determination, which is thought valuable by experts.
56. In what way are Callista Grant’s school days different from other kids’?
A. She studies math and science.
B. She draws English paintings.
C. She practices dancing and drumming.
D. She learns American Indian languages.
57. What can we infer from the third paragraph?
A. Teachers at AIMS are proud of their school.
B. AIMS don’t teach American Indian culture.
C. Students are mostly interested in language arts.
D. American Indian culture is being neglected by others.
58. What do we know about the school AIMS?
A. It provides free schooling for kids nearby.
B. It focuses on American history development.
C. It helps students to explore their heritage.
D. It proves the existence of American Indians.
59. What does the underlined word “that” in the last paragraph but one refer to?
A. Ojibwe culture’s going away. B. Forgetting her own history.
C. Showing her culture to kids. D. Passing down her culture.
60. What can we learn from this text?
A. Callista Grant is different from other students.
B. American Indian culture is a popular culture.
C. The school AIMS is doing a worthwhile thing.
D. It takes time for students to love the special culture.