Even at primary school level, Chinese students are under great pressure to perform well academically. However, primary schools are also trying very hard to produce balanced and well-rounded young people. Therefore they provide after-school activities on Friday afternoons to encourage students to take part in hobbies such as traditional martial arts, Beijing Opera, and singing folk songs.
This clip could be used when learning about hobbies. After learning about different hobbies, the clip could be used as a listening exercise. The teacher could ask pupils to pick up the different hobbies and to do a mix and match game with the different children. Additional activities could include colouring in a opera mask or learning new Chinese songs.