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Description

Yu Jun wants to study but tradition dictates she can't because she's a girl, so she dresses as a boy and goes to school. There she meets Liang and falls in love. Liang visits her and realises she is a boy. They fall in love and he asks her father for her hand in marriage. Her father refuses and Liang, realising he cannot have Yu Jun, becomes ill and dies. Yu Jun is determined to be with her only love - what will she do to be with him again?
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First broadcast:
18 June 2009

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to introduce romantic story telling vocabulary. Invite the children to stage a romantic scene with two characters confessing their love for each other using words and phrases from the clip, eg 'ich liebe dich', 'du bist schön', 'mein Herz klopft schnell". They can first read the lines but should be encouraged to learn the text by heart.
Give the pupils romantic sentences and words, eg 'du bist schön', and such that would be said in an argument, eg 'du bist gemein'. Then ask them to mark them with a smiling or frowning face to indicate the nature of the language.