The majority of families in cities in China live in high-rise apartment blocks. There are usually communal gardens, play areas for children and leisure equipment for the retired and elderly. Children can make friends in the communal area. The children are usually looked after by their grandparents while their parents are busy with their work. The apartment blocks are usually close to supermarkets and shopping centres.

This clip is from:
Being Chinese
First broadcast:
17 March 2009

Could be used to show where Chinese children live and what family means to them. The teacher could introduce the phrase ‘I live in….’ before playing the clip then ask pupils to think where Chinese children live with their families. After watching the clip the children can learn the words for different rooms in Chinese, like 'bedroom', 'kitchen' and 'living room'.