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Celebrations 庆祝与纪念

I have a question about some confusing words. They are celebration, ceremony and anniversary. Can you tell me what are the different situations to use each of them appropriately? Thank you.

Fu Yuanyi

Celebration, ceremony and anniversary are three nouns with similar meanings.

In today’s programme, Yang Li and William Kremer give specific examples about how to each word appropriately.

Sometimes you can use them together to describe an event. Look at the following example:

"I work for the BBC’s international charity and last week we had a celebration for the tenth anniversary of the charity. So we had a little ceremony to celebrate it together."

cake

People have cakes for all kinds of celebrations in the UK

In this programme you can hear a lot more examples to get a thorough understanding of how to use these three commonly used words.

If you have a question about English, email our team at questions.chinaelt@bbc.co.uk. We may answer it in this programme.


Glossary 词汇

specific 具体的

appropriately 得体地

celebration 庆祝

ceremony 仪式

anniversary 周年纪念

event 活动

thorough 透彻的