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  • Do most British still keep the traditional activities such as afternoon tea?


    获得1.5k好评的回答@Fiona Wilson Branson:

    Clearly you have been watching too many episodes1 of Downton Abbey. Anyway, afternoon tea is a posh (aristocratic/top 0.1% of the population) snack (as we non-aristocrats would call it) between lunch and dinner that was accompanied by a cup of tea. We regular British people drink tea and eat snacks whenever we feel like it - 8am, 9pm, 2am. In my house while I was growing up, we would have a big dinner at lunch time (weekends mainly) and then tea later. This would consist of a sandwich and a piece of cake or a biscuit that we ate in front of the telly. We were too full from the enormous2 dinner (called lunch in the U.S.) that all we could manage was small meal. Even now the meal after work/school is called tea whether you drink tea with it or not, and whether it consists of sandwiches or is a main meal.

    很明显你是看《唐顿庄园》看多了,但不管怎样下午茶是午餐和晚餐之间搭配茶一起吃的流行(占总人口0.1%的上流社会的贵族)小吃(我们这些平民的叫法)。我们普通英国人随时都可以喝茶吃点心——8am, 9pm, 2am。在我家里,从我小时候开始,午餐时间会吃一顿很丰盛的正餐(主要在周末),然后喝茶。喝茶时还会看着电视吃三明治、蛋糕或饼干。正餐(美国称之为“午餐”)太丰盛,我们都吃得太撑,所以之后只能少吃点东西。甚至现在放学或下班之后吃的饭都叫“茶点”,无论喝不喝茶,也不管是吃三明治还是吃正餐。

    However, if we visit someone in the afternoon (obviously a planned in advance visit), they will make some scones3, cake, sandwiches and other delicious stuff4 to be served and I suppose that is technically5 ''afternoon tea''. If they were inviting6 you for dinner, they would say so. If they say nothing, you will absolutely be offered tea and scones/sandwiches/biscuits (cookies in the US) or anything else they have.


    I grew up in the North of England, so it may be different elsewhere7, but that is my experience.


    获得376好评的回答@James McCallum:

    I would like to put forward the case that “Yes, we do!”


    Times have changed, tastes have changed but afternoon tea still exists.


    Children come home from school at 4pm. Mum/Dad will make them a drink and something to eat. Maybe a sandwich, maybe some cake, maybe a cup of tea… Mum/Dad will probably join in. What do you call this..? Afternoon tea!


    I go shopping with friends/family to the town centre. We’ve looked in all the shops and now we need to sit down and think about which shops to return to for those final purchases. Look at that, it’s almost 4pm… It may be that we sit down for a capuccino and a couple of macarons but I can only think of one way to describe this… Afternoon tea.


    We’re in the office. Boring! We’ve more or less finished for the day but the clock says no (it’s 4pm). Someone puts the kettle8 on and we sit down for a chat about the next few days. Ooh someone found a box of cupcakes… Wow! We’ve just had… afternoon tea!


    We may not be using flowery teacups. We’re not dressed like characters from Downton Abbey either. We may not sit there for two hours.


    But do we still stop at 4pm for a drink and something to eat??? YES!


     4级    双语 
     单词标签: episodes  enormous  scones  stuff  technically  inviting  elsewhere  kettle 


    1 episodes ['epɪsəʊdz] 1db57fa55fb5d3266c7c3e1655670db6   第6级
    插曲,片断( episode的名词复数 ); 一集
    • The novel deals with the romantic episodes of her early life. 小说叙述了她早期生活的浪漫插曲。
    • Three episodes have been telescoped into a single programme. 把叁集的内容压缩成了一个节目。
    2 enormous [ɪˈnɔ:məs] xoExz   第5级
    • An enormous sum of money is injected each year into teaching. 每年都有大量资金投入到教学中。
    • They wield enormous political power. 他们行使巨大的政治权力。
    3 scones [skɔnz] 851500ddb2eb42d0ca038d69fbf83f7e   第11级
    n.烤饼,烤小圆面包( scone的名词复数 )
    • scones and jam with clotted cream 夹有凝脂奶油和果酱的烤饼
    • She makes scones and cakes for the delectation of visitors. 她烘制了烤饼和蛋糕供客人享用。 来自辞典例句
    4 stuff [stʌf] Itsw1   第5级
    • We could supply you with the stuff in the raw tomorrow. 明天我们可以供应你原材料。
    • He is not the stuff. 他不是这个材料。
    5 technically [ˈteknɪkli] wqYwV   第8级
    • Technically it is the most advanced equipment ever. 从技术上说,这是最先进的设备。
    • The tomato is technically a fruit, although it is eaten as a vegetable. 严格地说,西红柿是一种水果,尽管它是当作蔬菜吃的。
    6 inviting [ɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ] CqIzNp   第8级
    • An inviting smell of coffee wafted into the room. 一股诱人的咖啡香味飘进了房间。
    • The kitchen smelled warm and inviting and blessedly familiar. 这间厨房的味道温暖诱人,使人感到亲切温馨。
    7 elsewhere [ˌelsˈweə(r)] Zq8xS   第5级
    • Our favourite restaurant was full so we had to go elsewhere. 我们最喜欢去的那家饭店客满了,因此不得不改去别处。
    • I have half a mind to move elsewhere. 我有点想搬到别处去。
    8 kettle [ˈketl] t3Hyd   第4级
    • The kettle is boiling. 水壶里的水开了。
    • She put the kettle on the gas stove. 她将水壶放在煤气炉上。

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