Beijing has a wide range of restaurants, each offering its own particular specialities. Beijing roast duck is a favourite, while Cantonese seafood is also immensely popular. The Chinese always extend their hospitality by inviting people to a lavish meal - it's not only a time for a good get-together over some tasty food, but it’s also an important way to build good business relationships. This clip covers vocabulary for ordering food including fried beans, prawns and roast duck and asking for the bill. It also covers seafood, chopsticks and being guests of Chinese hosts.
Print out a piece of paper with pictures of the food mentioned in the clip. Ask the students to write down the Chinese word for each item under the pictures while they watch the clip. When they have finished, exchange the paper with the person next to them and check the answers for each other.