Getting into a good university is highly competitive, and entry depends not only on excellent grades but also good moral conduct. Graduating from a top university, such as Peking University, is a passport to success. However, while China's education system provides a sturdy foundation, many students feel that Western education is stronger at building independence. In this clip, students say where they are from, introduce each other and talk about what they are studying.

This clip is from:
Real Chinese, Education and Jobs
First broadcast:
4 November 2010

Ask the class to talk about what subjects they want to study at university before watching the clip. After watching the clip, students can practise saying their favourite subjects in Chinese and practise the pronunciation with the person next to them. After practising in pairs ask students to tell the class what their favourite subjects are.