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所以这道题，认真你就输了。如果大家小心翼翼的开始准备“开国大典”之类的话题，恐怕要碰到好多political terms. 所以建议大家讲一些故事性比较强的，如果你把“甄嬛传”在规定时间讲出来，考官也是不会介意的。所以回忆一下我们看过的跟历史有关的电影吧!把这道题目跟movie合并也是个不错的选择。
I’d like to share with you an interesting historical event that happened in Xia Dynasty. It’s a story in our history textbook about a stupid king whose name I couldn’t remember exactly. Anyway, this king married a queen who was drop-dead gorgeous, however, there’s one thing that really bugged him, and that is, his queen hardly ever smiled, and that’s how she got the nickname ‘ice queen’.The King racked his brains trying to find a way to make her smile, but failed every time. He even promised that anyone who could put a smile on the queen’s face would get a thousand boxes of gold. One day, someone at the court suggested that the king could light the warning beacons that are normally used to summon armies from surrounding states in times of danger. He explained, the queen must find it hilarious when the nobles arrived and realized they got played. The king thought he had a point, so he took the advice. And the guy was right. The queen did burst out laughing when she saw the nobles hurry to the court only to find that it was a false alarm. If you ask me, the king was so out of line, and the worst part is, he did the same thing several times to please his queen, and finally lost the trust of the nobles. When he was actually in danger, no one came to his rescue.
So you see, it’s kind of a funny and sad history story, and somehow it’s usually told as a cautionary tale of how one beauty can topple a country, which I think is so not fair.
对了，回忆是说“重要的历史事件”，我们可以再解释一下它为啥重要(其实所有让我们知道了的历史事件都是有historic significance的啊，不然为什么会被记录下来啊对不对!)：This event serves as a warning for rulers in the following dynasties that national affairs are no laughing matter. I don’t think any national leader would be so stupid as this king, but this story is still a reminder of how silly decisions can destroy a country.