Beidaihe has long been a favourite resort of China's politicians. Chairman Mao, Communist China's first leader, used to hold conferences in the seaside resort. Since then, its holiday villas have increased many fold to cater for more ordinary folk wanting to spend their holidays by the sea. Learn how to ask for a hotel room, how to hire a bicycle, and how to go on a boat trip.

This clip is from:
Real Chinese, Leisure and Sport
First broadcast:
5 November 2010

This clip could be used to introduce different Chinese festivals and holidays. Students can learn how to book a room and discuss in class how they would like to spend their holiday.