Clara lives with her stepmother and stepsister who treat her terribly. She cooks and cleans all day with little thanks. One day she drops something down the well and her stepmother throws her down the well to retrieve it. Instead she meets Frau Holle who invites her to stay in her house. When it's time to leave, Frau Holle gives her a fabulous golden dress. When the stepmother sees this, she decides to send her other daughter, Agnes, to see Frau Holle. Will she also get a golden dress for her efforts?

This clip is from:
English and Mandarin
First broadcast:
17 March 2009

Could be used when learning about questions words like ‘who’,‘where’ and ’how’. Before watching the clip, the teacher could give all the characters’ names and a brief description about each character then play the clip. Pupils could be asked the questions ‘ta shi shui?' (who is she?), ‘ta zai nar?' (where is she?) and ‘ta zenme yang?' (how is she?) and answer them in Chinese.