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.

First broadcast:
4 November 2010

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.