My favourite season has to be fall, or “autumn “in British English. It’s a pleasant time of the year because of the temperature. In Beijing, Summers are boiling hot and dry. Fall is more moderate. The weather is mild. When fall arrives, the colors of the tree leaves change. they turn yellow and red which is spectacular.
In Chinese philosophy, fall is the period where the crops have been harvested, and this is an occasion for family reunion, represented by the full moon. Poets describe autumn as a season that will make people feel homesick. It’s a period of contrasts because, in autumn, leaves turn red, and red in China represents life. The leaves also represent death as leaves fall and winter will soon kick in.
1. boiling hot非常炎热
2. moderate adj. 温和的，适宜的
3. spectacular adj. 壮观的，壮丽的;令人惊叹的
4. homesick adj. 思乡的，想家的
5. nostalgia n. 思乡之情
6. by contrast 相比较而言
7. kick in 开始进入，开始起作用