October 1st, China's National Day, is far from being a day of rest. In Beijing, people swarm to Tiananmen Square to see the floral displays, or go shopping in Wangfujing, one of the city's main shopping precinct. Cooking and eating a grand meal is also a must on this important holiday.
Show students the clip and ask the class what they do during public holidays here in the UK. Compare what the Chinese people do differently. Practise key phrases: Happy holiday! Jié rì kuài lè, Good evening, Wǎnshàng hǎo. Put students in small groups to act out a holiday scene.