The Chinese believe that physical wellbeing will lead to spiritual and mental wellbeing. That's why many older people practise qigong, the Daoist art of energy control, in the park every morning. Children, too, routinely do physical exercises in the playground. We also learn how the Chinese introduce themselves with the surname first, and the importance of choosing a meaningful name.

First broadcast:
4 November 2010

Show students the clip first and put them in groups or pairs to introduce themselves to each other in Chinese. Students need to use the same language structure as the clip, such as: what is your name 'ni jiao shen me' and my name is 'wo jiao'. Ask students to compare the differences between their names and Chinese names, and to recognise that Chinese say their family name first and their first name after.